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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 AUG 13 2020 @ 10 AM 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
286 68 4.20 Goodreads
sk888888
New Jersey
258 73 3.53 PaperBack Swap
Tari Hann
Ohio
202 109 1.85 Goodreads blog by Wordpress
Bev Hankins
Indiana
199 58 3.43 Blogger Goodreads
Rick Mills
Maine
189 50 3.78 Blogger Goodreads PaperBack Swap<-- books I have available
Avid Series Reader
New Mexico
181 50 3.62 Goodreads PaperBack Swap bookshelf<-- books I have available
Traci L.
Illinois
129 57 2.26 Blogger Goodreads
Rretzler
Ohio
93 24 3.87 Goodreads
Susan Jensen
Arizona
86 18 4.77 Blogger Goodreads
Ahcop
India
84 25 3.36 Goodreads blog by Wordpress
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 1755 toe tags 542 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 open: The 2020 challenge opened January 1, 2020.
  2. 2020 close: The 2020 challenge will close December 24, 2020 at midnight.
  3. Maintenance: Between Dec 25-31 2020, your host will be resetting the challenge for the next opening.
  4. 2021 open: The 2021 challenge will open January 1, 2021.
  5. Genres: You get to decide what is a 'mystery'. Traditional murder mysteries, thrillers, police procedurals, romances, all are welcome.
  6. Formats: Print books, audio books, radio dramatizations, or e-books may be used.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Bloggers are welcome to copy the toe tag image from the header (or any image that catches your fancy) for your blog.

Prizes!

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Inspirational quotes:

medical examiner The Medical Examiner bent by the body, felt for a pulse, and said "She's dead, all right."

Erle Stanley Gardner in The D.A. Breaks an Egg, 1949.


Your host, Rick MillsThe Mystillery