Category Archives: Vintage Mystery Challenge

Mr. Chang of Scotland Yard by A.E. Apple

Apple, A.E. Mr. Chang of Scotland Yard. New York: Chelsea House, 1926, pp.255. Mr. Chang of Scotland Yard began life as a story, with the same title, in the January 3, 1925 issue of Detective Story Magazine, a Street and … Continue reading

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Exit in Green by Martin Brett

Brett, Martin. Exit in Green. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1953, pp. 256. Completed: 21 January 2012. William Marshall, a writer, heads to the small Quebec village of St. Genebald to recover from a breakdown brought on by overwork.  … Continue reading

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Blood on Biscayne Bay by Brett Halliday

Halliday, Brett. Blood on Biscayne Bay. New York: Dell Publishing Company, 1946. Completed: 10 January 2012 Much like Charlie Chan, I was only familiar with Michael Shayne from the films I had seen featuring that character.  Unlike Earl Biggers, Brett … Continue reading

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The House Without A Key by Earl Derr Biggers

Biggers, Earl Derr. The House Without A Key. New York: Triangle Books, 1925, reprinted April 1941. pp. 316. Completed: 5 January 2012 Miss Minerva Winterslip, of the Boston Winterslips, has gone to Hawaii to visit Dan and Amos Winterslip.  Finding … Continue reading

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Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer

Rohmer, Sax. Fire-Tongue. London: Cassell and Company Limited, 1931. Completed: 4 January 2012 Paul Harley, a respected investigator of some unspecified sort, is visited by Sir Charles Abingdon one evening.  Sir Charles believes that his life is in danger.  He … Continue reading

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Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge 2012

Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge 2012 I have just recently discovered the “My Reader’s Block” blog and their Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge for 2012. “Once again, I [Bev Hankins] will be sponsoring the Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge–but with a bit of … Continue reading

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