Vintage Mystery Challenge (2019)

Just The Facts, Ma’am (Vintage Mystery Challenge) is hosted by Bev Hankins @ My Reader’s Block.

There are two options to choose from :

Golden Mystery Era (before 1960)

Just the Facts Golden 2019
Image Credits: Bev Hankins

Silver Mystery Era (1960 to 1989)

Just the Facts Silver 2019
Image Credits: Bev Hankins

For more details about the challenge, visit Bev’s sign-up page here.

To have a look at my sign-up post, click here.

Wrap-Up post is here.



Who: religious figure

When: Timing of crime is crucial

Where: set in a small village

What: An animal in the title

Why: It has made the ‘best list’ How: At least two deaths with different means

Detective Sergeant

Who: lawyer/barrister

When: set during WW1/WW2

Where: in a country manor

What: person’s name in the title

Why: Author not from your country
How: death by drowning


Who: an academic

When: during a weather event

Where: on an island

What: written by more than one person

Why: read by fellow challenger(Steve)

How: death by a blunt instrument

Inspired Amateur

Who: in the medical field Murder of a Quack

When: during trip or vacation – The Dead shall be Raised

Where: set in a capital city(Paris)

What: number in the title

Why: out of your comfort zone

How: a crime involving arson/fire

Chief Inspector

Who: Professional is main sleuth

When: during a recognized holiday

Where: in a locked room

What: title with literary allusion

Why: because Simon says

How: death by knife/dagger


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