The halfway point of the year seems a good time to put your slavering, fanatical curiosity to rest by updating you on my progress with the Vintage Mystery Cover Scavenger Hunt set by Bev over at My Reader’s Block. Behold!
So, yeah, I’m doing poorly. I mean, sure, I had to months out and all, but even if you take that into account…divide by 3…carry the one…yeah, no, it’s still a lousy showing. 16 out of a possible 75 categories met; crikey, Kate does that in a slow month.
For the curious, then, and going column by column, here are my books to date:
Bottle/Glass for Drinking — Death in Five Boxes (1938) by Carter Dickson
“Evil” Eyes — If the Shroud Fits (1941) by Kelley Roos
Any Other Animal — The Blushing Monkey (1953) by Roman McDougald
Car/Truck — Murder on Wheels (1932) by Stuart Palmer
Two People — Death’s Mannikins (1937) by Max Afford
Rope/Hangman’s Noose — Policeman’s Holiday (1937) by Rupert Penny
“Damsel in Distress” — The Moving Toyshop (1946) by Edmund Crispin
Dead Body — The Border Line (1937) by Walter S. Masterman
Food of Some Sort — The Problem of the Green Capsule, a.k.a. The Black Spectacles (1939) by John Dickson Carr
Library or a Book — The Sharkskin Book (1941) by Harry Stephen Keeler
Map or Chart — The Footprints of Satan (1950) by Norman Berrow
Performer — Case with Four Clowns (1939) by Leo Bruce
Country Scene — Murder of a Lady (1931) by Anthony Wynne
I shall, of course, redouble my efforts in the half a year that remains. Though, in other news, how has half the year gone already?! Back in my day, etc, etc.
Dingbat answers tomorrow, too, so get your bets in now…