VINTAGE MYSTERY CHALLENGE SILVER – (1960–1989)
In theory the Silver Challenge should have proved easier for me to complete than the Gold one because I do like books from the 70s and 80s. Again lethargy ruled and I’m just a bit tardy in staying up to date on certain blog things – hardly a capital offence.
Bill Pronzini – Hoodwink (1981) (4/5) read August 2015
Mark Smith – The Death of the Detective (1973) (4/5) read June 2015
Brian Freemantle – Charlie M (1977) (5/5) read September 2014
Jim Thompson – Ironside (1967) (4/5) read March 2015
Agatha Christie – Miss Marple’s FinalCases (1980) (3/5) read February 2014
Michael Avallone – Shock Corridor (1963) (3/5) read July 2014
Looking back - best book by a mile - Brian Freemantle's Charlie M. No decent excuses for not having read more in the series bearing in mind it's about 14 months since I enjoyed this one.
Second best - Mark Smith's infuriating, frustrating but brilliant The Death of the Detective - a challenge in itself reading this one!
Others - Jim Thompson's Ironside was fun, Bill Pronzini's Hoodwink was another enjoyable Nameless mystery.
Christie's truncated Marple short stories and Avallone's novelisation of a movie - Shock Corridor ...... well I've read worse, I've read better.