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2020 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

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Morgue:

Welcome to the Morgue. We currently have 14 overworked Medical Examiners on staff. You may refer to their autopsy notes by clicking on their clipboards below.

BUREAU of VITAL STATISTICS updated THU SEP 24 2020 @ 3 PM EDT
sorted by toe tags issued. highest stats highlighted in green.
Medical Examiner Toe Tags tied Books read TTPB* Autopsy notes Personal effects
Jjean
Missouri
327 78 4.19 Goodreads
sk888888
New Jersey
258 73 3.53 PaperBack Swap
Bev Hankins
Indiana
241 72 3.34 Blogger Goodreads
Tari Hann
Ohio
228 121 1.88 Goodreads blog by Wordpress
Avid Series Reader
New Mexico
225 62 3.62 Goodreads PaperBack Swap bookshelf<-- books for you!
Rick Mills
Maine
208 57 3.64 Blogger Goodreads PaperBack Swap<-- books for you!
Traci L.
Illinois
185 72 2.56 Blogger Goodreads
Susan Jensen
Arizona
110 27 4.07 Blogger Goodreads
Ahcop
India
99 29 3.41 Goodreads blog by Wordpress
Rretzler
Ohio
93 24 3.87 Goodreads
Deanie
Georgia
25 3 8.33 Goodreads
Kari Woods
Tennessee
18 4 4.50
Jane Reads
South Carolina
3 2 1.50 Blogger Goodreads
Nessa
Maine
2 1 2.00
Your pic! You could be here! 0 0 0.00    
  Morgue Totals 2022 toe tags 625 books read      

vital statistics and autopsy notes updated on date indicated

challenger has moved up a row

highest stats per column

* TTPB = Toe Tags Per Book (average). This is a measure of how lethal your reading preferences are.

Goal:

How to:

  1. No advance signup needed.
  2. Read a murder mystery. Note the victim(s) and cause(s) of death.
  3. 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.
  4. This page does not update in real time. Your submission generates an email to the Chief Medical Examiner, who will review the data and submit it to the Department of Vital Statistics.

Rules:

  1. 2020 close: The 2020 challenge will close December 24, 2020 at midnight.
  2. Maintenance: Between Dec 25-31 2020, your host will be resetting the challenge for the next opening.
  3. 2021 open: The 2021 challenge will open January 1, 2021.
  4. Genres: You get to decide what is a 'mystery'. Traditional murder mysteries, thrillers, police procedurals, romances, all are welcome.
  5. Formats: Print books, audio books, radio dramatizations, or e-books may be used.
  6. 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. For more details on what counts and what doesn't, see the FAQ page.
  7. 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.
  8. Bloggers are welcome to copy the toe tag image from the header (or any image that catches your fancy) for your blog.

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Inspirational quotes:

medical examiner

"Is that really a bullet hole in the back of his head?" I asked.

"The Medical Examiner will give us the official info on that," said Kate. "but it sure looks like one to me."

Philip R. Craig in Vineyard Enigma, 2002.


Your host, Rick MillsThe Mystillery