Comments: 8
Murder by Death 6 months ago
Must. get. organised. And i need to figure out what I'm going to do for a marker...
SO many options ... :D
Hol 6 months ago
Is this a new game, Themis? Seems I've missed it.
It's associated with the Detection Club discussion group ( -- which in turn is the product of some of us having read Martin Edwards's "The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books" and "The Golden Age of Murder" last fall, which made us realize just how many Golden Age crime writers there were that we hadn't read yet (or had never even heard of to begin with).

The 24 named squares on the bingo card match up with the 24 chapters of Edwards's "The Story of Classic Crime in 100 Books"; the idea is to read one or several books mentioned in the respective chapters of Edwards's book for each square. -- The books mentioned by Edwards, in turn, are listed in the reading lists linked at the end of my post.

This isn't a bingo game as such, though; at least not one with any sort of competition or pressure to it -- the bingo card essentially is just a fun way of tracking our reading progress.
Tigus 5 months ago
I forget...are you starting The Hog's Back Mystery this weekend, and does that apply to an unused spot on your Bingo Card?
Yes to both! It's mentioned in the "Play Up, Play Up, and Play the Game" chapter (no. 4), and in fact MR even took a snippet of its cover to create that particular square on the bingo card, I think. So I think it's fair to apply it to that square.
Tigus 5 months ago
ah, yes--I didn't take a refresher squint at the I see a piece of that lovely cover. I'm really looking forward to this Buddy Read, because I have loved four books by Crofts. let's hope for a good'un.
This will be my first read by Crofts, but I've followed your updates and based on that, I am very optimistic! :) (I'd been eyeing some of his other books anyway, too, so MR's "buddy read" post was very timely and à propos for me.)