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Vintage Scattergories

This is my third year at Bev’s Vintage’s Mystery Challenge. 🙂 VMC turns ten in 2021 and Bev’s gone back to the early days and revived her Vintage Scattergories theme. You can read more on this at Bev’s website.

I love me a good vintage mystery. This year, I have planned to read a variety of authors; move a little out of my comfort zone and try authors new to me.


Genuine Fakes: Read a book by an author who wrote under a pseudonym.

Crossed Skis by Carol Carnac (E.C.R. Lorac)

Leave it to the Professionals: A book featuring cops, PIs, secret service, professional spies, etc.

Cursing Stones Murder by George Bellairs

Repeat Offenders: A mystery featuring your favorite series detective or by your favorite author or reread an old favorite

Outrage on Gallows Hill by George Bellairs

World Traveler: A book set in any country except the US or the UK

Death in High Provence by George Bellairs

Scene of the Crime: A book with location of the crime in the title

Bones in the Wilderness by George Bellairs

Things that go bump in the night: A book with something spooky, creepy, gothic in the title

Fear by Night by Patricia Wentworth

Murder on the High Seas: A mystery involving water

Death Drops the Pilot by George Bellairs