Since 2015 is now behind us, it’s time to say goodbye to the 2015 Vintage Mystery Bingo challenge at My Reader’s Block. I completed my goal of one straight-line Bingo by filling in the L column with the following books:
- Book set in the entertainment world -> FREE SPACE -> Book set in England/U.S.: Dorothy L. Sayers, The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (set in London)
- Book made into a movie/TV show: John Buchan, The Thirty-Nine Steps (most famously adapted by Alfred Hitchcock in 1935)
- Book with an amateur detective: Dorothy L. Sayers, Unnatural Death (featuring aristocratic sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey)
- Man in the title: E.C. Bentley, Trent’s Last Case (protagonist is Philip Trent)
- Academic mystery: T.H. White, Darkness at Pemberley (first section of the book involves a locked-room murder at Cambridge)
- Involves a mode of transportation: Mavis Doriel Hay, Murder Underground (victim is strangled in a London Underground station)
And for a little bonus, I also read Cyril Hare’s An English Murder, which fits nicely in the “country house mystery” square.
As always, this was a really fun challenge for me. I think the Sayers books and Trent’s Last Case were my favorite reads, but I didn’t really have any clunkers. If you participated in this challenge, did you read any of the same books? What were your favorite reads of the challenge?