Vintage & Quick!

Quick Fix 2013

String             5 books
Paperclips      10 books
Duct Tape       15 books
Gorilla Glue  20+ books

I love the concept here, relaxing with literature under 300 pages long.  Like music singles, mysteries were briefer four decades ago and sometimes it’s nice to whip through a short story too.  Most of the series volumes I devour are just at the 300 page mark so I’ll go straight to ‘gorilla glue‘ on this:  20!

The Foundling Fox”  Irina Korschunow  1982
Time For The White Egret”  Natalie Savage Carlson  1978
Mystery At Black Rock Island”  Robert Sutherland  1983
The Loon Lake Murders”  Robert Sutherland  1987
The Ghost Of Ramshaw Castle”  Robert Sutherland  1989
The Secret Of Terror Castle”  Robert Arthur  1964
Street Of Riches”  Gabrielle Roy  1955
Night Of The Living Deed”  E.J. Copperman  2010
Rest You Merry”  Charlotte MacLeod  1978
The Luck Runs Out”  Charlotte MacLeod  1979
Wrack And Rune”  Charlotte MacLeod  1982
Dancing Feathers”  Christel Kleitsch  1985
A Time To Be Brave”  Christel Kleitsch  1985
In A Witch’s Wardrobe”  Juliet Blackwell  2012
The Secret Adversary”  Agatha Christie   1922
Murder On The Links”  Agatha Christie  1923
Homicide In Hardcover”  Kate Carlisle  2009
If Books Could Kill”  Kate Carlisle  2009
The Ghost Of Windy Hill”  Clyde Robert Bulla  1968
20) “Ghost Town Treasure”  Clyde Robert Bulla  1957

Fer-De-Lance”  Rex Stout  1934
The Dragon Children”  Bryan Buchan  1975
Thunder On The Right”  Mary Stewart  1957
The Little Prince”  Antoine De St. Exupéry  1943
Marie-Anne Lagimodière”  Irene Turnier Gordon  2004
Red Fox And His Canoe”  Nathaniel Benchley  1964
The Secret Of The Old Clock”  Mildred A. Wirt  1930
The Hidden Staircase”  Mildred A. Wirt  1930
The Mystery At Lilac Inn”  Mildred A. Wirt  1930
The Secret Of Shadow Ranch”  Mildred A. Wirt  1931
Uncertain Voyage”  Dorothy Gilman  1967
For The Birds”  Dr. Paul Hiebert  1980
Demons Are A Ghoul’s Best Friend”  Victoria Laurie  2008
Mew Is For Murder”  Clea Simon  2005
A Killer Tide”  P.J. Alderman  2006
Who Do Voodoo”  Rochelle Staab  2010
Jacob 2-2 Meets The Hooded Fang”  Mordecai Richler  1975
Jacob 2-2 & The Dinosaur”  Mordecai Richler  1987
Mystery In The Pirate Oak”  Helen Fuller Orton  1949
40) “Hercules & Other Tales From Greek Myths”  Olivia E. Coolidge  1949

Defending Angels”  Mary Stanton  2008
Angel’s Advocate”  Mary Stanton  2009
Avenging Angels”   Mary Stanton  2010
The Ghost Of Lunenburg Manor”  Eric Wilson  1981
The Kootenay Kidnapper”  Eric Wilson  1983
Disneyland Hostage”  Eric Wilson  1982
Spirit In The Rainforest”  Eric Wilson  1985
Summer Of Discovery”  Eric Wilson  1984
The Case Of The Golden Boy”  Eric Wilson  1994
Murder On The Canadian” Eric Wilson  1976
Vancouver Nightmare”  Eric Wilson  1978
Ginnie & The Mystery House”  Catherine Woolley  1957
The Case Of The Cat’s Meow”  Crosby Newell Bonsall  1965
Dark They Were & Golden-Eyed”  Ray Bradbury  1949
A Killer Read”  Erika Chase  2012
Black Amber”  Phyllis A. Whitney 1964
Stuart Little”  E.B. White  1945
Forward, Shakespeare!” Jean Little  2005
Green Apple Street Blues”  Ted Staunton  1987
60) “Death Dines Out”   Claudia Bishop  1997





Pick An Author 2013
~Books over 100 pages long.

~As many or as few authors you want.
~At least 2 books from the authors you pick.

This is a nice theme.  When I admire an artist, I chase all their work and love to share it with others.  No levels are set out;  just a substantial enough story and 3 authors with 2 titles are recommended.  There is no ‘linky’ system either:  note your blog in comments and update your page periodically.  Watch for mine!

Mystery At Black Rock Island”  Robert Sutherland  1983
The Loon Lake Murders”  Robert Sutherland  1987
The Ghost Of Ramshaw Castle”  Robert Sutherland  1989
 “Dancing Feathers”  Christel Kleitsch  1985
A Time To Be Brave”  Christel Kleitsch  1985
Homicide In Hardcover”  Kate Carlisle  2009
If Books Could Kill”  Kate Carlisle  2009
Mew Is For Murder”  Clea Simon  2005


Vintage Mystery 2013

I don’t miss ‘Vintage Mysteries!  Conquer 8 published by 1959 and each fits into a theme.  They’re so numerous, ‘Bev’ appears to have made things easier.  I’ll show readers below when I’ve chosen my gems!  Last year I achieved the hardest, ‘deadly decades’;  something from every era, beginning with pre-1900!

6Yankee Doodle Dandy:  set in the United States.
Ghost Town Treasure”  Clyde Robert Bulla  1957
7.  World Traveler:  in any country except USA or Britain.
Thunder On The Right”  Mary Stewart  1957
14.  Scene Of The Crime:  the location in the title.
Mystery In The Pirate Oak”  Helen Fuller Orton  1949
25.  Dynamic Duos:  a detective team, or a little-known team.
Ginnie And The Mystery House”  Catherine Woolley  1957
9.  A Calendar Of Crime:  date/holiday/year/time/ in the title.
The Secret Of The Old Clock”  Mildred A Wirt  1930
16.  Locked Rooms:  a locked-room mystery.
The Hidden Staircase”  Mildred A Wirt  1930
15.  Cops & Robbers:  the subject features a theft.
The Mystery At Lilac Inn”  Mildred A. Wirt  1930
4.  Leave It To Professionals:  cops, private eyes, professional spies.
The Secret Adversary”  Agatha Christie  1922




19.  Planes, Trains, Horses:  mode of transportation in a vital way.
The Secret Of Shadow Ranch”  Mildred A. Wirt  1931
13.  Staging The Crime:  musical event, pageant, magician.
Murder On The Links”  Agatha Christie  1923
36.  Hobbies Can Be Murder:  mystery with a hobby.
Fer-De-Lance”  Rex Stout  1934
02.  Murder by the numbers:  with a number, quantity in the title.
“The Sign Of Four”  Arthur Conan Doyle  1890
30.  Serial Killers:  originally published in serial format.
“Too Many Ghosts”  Paul Gallico  1959
12.  Murderous Methods:  means of death in the title.
“The Third Bullet”  John Dickson Carr  1954
22.  Repeat Offenders:  one of your favourite authors.
“Catch As Catch Can”  Charlotte Armstrong  1952
35.  Genuine Fakes:  Authors who wrote under a pseudonym.
“The Doomsters”  Ross MacDonald  1958


About RIEDEL Fascination

I cherish animals, plants, reading, music and free spirituality. I welcome you for articles, literary activities, and interaction! Surrounding ourselves with good people is a delight. I occasionally review at The Book Depository.
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6 Responses to Vintage & Quick!

  1. Bev Hankins says:

    Glad to have you back!

  2. Braine says:

    Thanks for inviting me to the challenge and also for tracking me down.

  3. Hello! I kept meaning to stop by. Thank you for joining the Quick Fix Challenge! Good luck!

  4. Bev Hankins says:

    Wow! Done already! Congratulations! If you link up a wrap up post (this one with all the reviews linked is fine) in the Wrap Up post area (towards the bottom) on the same post where the review links are, you’ll be entered in the year-end prize drawing. Also–just to tempt you a bit more…if you complete 8 more books, you’ll automatically receive a prize.

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