Bev over at My Reader’s Block has been hosting her vintage mystery reading challenges for much longer than I’ve been blogging and it’s been a pleasure to take part all these years.
So how did I do this year? Well I managed to review books from both the Golden (up to 1959) and Silver (1960-89) ages though, in a sign of things to come, I did far fewer than in years past. But here is what I found:
(16 books, with 3 guest posts)
I read a lot of John Dickson Carr this year and, truthfully, all of them were utterly exceptional. Biggest surprise? How much I enjoyed paperback legend Carter Brown!
DEATH IN THE CLOUDS (1935) by Agatha Christie [guest post]
TRIAL AND ERROR (1937) by Anthony Berkeley [guest post]
DEATH IN THE TUNNEL (1936) by Miles Burton [guest post]
It was great to-re-read some of the early Morse and Matt Scudder novels this year, but again the great surprises came from Stark House Press with Peter Rabe and Lou Cameron as fascinating discoveries to me.
Thanks as always Bev for hosting and for cajoling us all – it’s been a blast. Sorry not to be around for the 2018 challenge.