VINTAGE MYSTERY CHALLENGE GOLD (PRE-1960)
This was supposed to have been a fairly comfortable challenge for me, but in truth I don’t think I’m a massive fan of older books. Indeed without participation in Past Offences monthly Crimes of the Century meme I probably wouldn’t have finished this one anytime this century.
Inertia, lethargy…..call it what you will… I actually completed this one back in November, 2014 when I finished reading Oh Murderer Mine by Norbert Davis. I just couldn’t rouse myself to do a post. However, I can no longer tolerate the sight of the Golden Bingo card on my sidebar and am happy to delete it.
Suffice to say, I won’t be foolishly signing up for this one again.
My 6 reads completing a diagonal line on my card were.
Joel Townsley Rogers – The Red Right Hand (1945) (5/5) read July 2014
John Buchan – The 39 Steps (1915) (4/5) read February 2014
Norbert Davis – Oh Murderer Mine (1946) (4/5) read November 2014
Jonathan Latimer – Red Gardenias (1939) (3/5) read July 2014
Edgar Wallace – When the Gangs Came to London (1932) (3/5) read October 2014
James McKimmey – The Perfect Victim (1958) (4/5) read September 2014
Best book by a mile was The Red Right Hand - something I still think about on and off. Do I really understand what happened... hmm, don't know - maybe I ought to read it again.
Second best - James McKimmey's The Perfect Victim. I'd like to read more from McKimmey at some point in the future.
The rest were on balance enjoyed rather more than endured but like I say, if this challenge confirms anything it's that older books don't especially float my boat!