|2019 Medical Examiner Mystery Reading Challenge|
- We will be away Tue Sep 17 thru Fri Sep 20 and this challenge will not be updated during that time. Please continue to submit your progress as usual, I will catch the page up upon our return.
- Our new cozy pub (group blog) AUTOPSY TURVY is open! Come on in. pull up a chair and a drink. chat about your books and reading, post questions, etc. This pub is shared with the Six Shooter challenge. We will send you the password upon your first submission. (This keeps the red herrings out).
- Since none of us have enough to do, a new challenge is in the works for 2020: Murder Mystery Bingo. This one is easy, no need to document or submit details about any books. You get (well, you print) four bingo cards which you tuck in your current book and circle the items as you come across them (one card for each of these categories: Weapons, Crime Scenes, Clues, and Red Herrings. Your goal is to get Bingo on all four cards during the year. I am hoping to have a "soft opening" around Thanksgiving for this challenge. (PS. If you aware of another challenge out there with the same name, please advise!)
- Fun quotation: The Medical Examiner arrived while I was still standing there. I saw his gay little car come in, and he himself emerge, dapper as usual. I have sometimes thought that his bright car and his dandied dress were a sort of defense which he set up against what was often a gruesome business. - Mary Roberts Rinehart in Miss Pinkerton, 1932
Morgue:Welcome to the Morgue. We currently have 8 Medical Examiners on staff. You may refer to their autopsy notes by clicking on their clipboards below. Please refrain from writing comments on the bodies. And STOP turning the thermostat up! It is set there for a reason!
BUREAU of VITAL STATISTICS as of MON SEP 16 @ 2 PM EDT
sorted by toe tags issued
Medical Examiner Toe Tags issued Books read TTPB* Autopsy notes More body parts Bev Hankins
257 68 3.78 Clipboard sk888888
231 50 4.62 Clipboard Rick Mills
188 58 3.24 Clipboard Avid Series Reader
98 37 2.64 Clipboard Tari Hann
91 46 1.97 Clipboard Ahcop
91 27 3.37 Clipboard Susan Jensen
63 29 2.17 Clipboard LuAnn Braley
2 1 2.00 Clipboard Help wanted.
This could be you.
0 0 0.00 Help wanted.
Grab some gloves and jump in.
0 0 0.00
indicates vital statistics and autopsy notes updated
* TTPB = Toe Tags Per Book (average)
- You are the Medical Examiner, and your goal is to issue as many Toe Tags as you can during 2019, by reading murder mysteries and determining the cause of death of the unfortunate victim(s).
- No advance signup needed.
- Read a murder mystery. Note the victim(s) and cause(s) of death.
- Submit one Death Certificate per book, identifying the Cause(s) of Death of the victim(s). Any death (accidental, natural causes, homicide, suicide) counts, as long as the person is significant enough to be named in the book.
- This page does not update in real time. Your submission generates an email to the Chief Medical Examiner, who will fill in the data.
- The challenge is open for business! Challenge runs Jan 1 - Dec 31 2019. Plenty of time to jump in!
- Formats: Print books, audio books, or e-books may be used.
- You get one Toe Tag per victim. What counts? If the person is significant enough to be given a name, and includes a cause of death you can cite, then it counts. Examples:
- Sophia was convicted of shooting her barista, Arabica Simpson, for messing up her coffee order. - COUNTS, NAMED and CAUSE OF DEATH cited
- While in the Chicago mob, Dwayne drowned 7 guys in the bay for messing up his alibi.- DOES NOT COUNT (CAUSE OF DEATH cited, but victims not named)
- He murdered his wife's asthmatic lover, Elmont Q. Thorpmeister III for messing up their relationship. - DOES NOT COUNT (NAMED, but no CAUSE OF DEATH cited).
- Reviews: You do not need to write reviews, but you are welcome to. If you supply a link to your blog or Goodreads review, I will link to it.
- Bloggers are welcome to copy the toe tag image from the header for your blog.
- Cross-entries from other challenges are encouraged.
- For more details on what counts and what doesn't, see the FAQ page.
- Toe Tags will be counted for prizes on or about Dec. 31 2019. A running tally is shown above. Top Ten Toe Taggers Treat Themselves To a (used but still with exciting words) book. See the prize list for details.
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