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2020 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

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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 as of MON JUN 1 2020 @ 5 PM EDT
sorted by toe tags issued. highest stats highlighted in green.
Medical Examiner Toe Tags issued Books read TTPB* Autopsy notes Personal effects
sk888888
New Jersey
202 60 3.36 PaperBack Swap
Jjean
Missouri
202 48 4.16 Goodreads
Tari Hann
Ohio
159 90 1.76 Goodreads blog by Wordpress
Bev Hankins
Indiana
127 37 3.43 Blogger Goodreads
Rick Mills
Maine
118 34 3.47 Blogger Goodreads PaperBack Swap
Rretzler
Ohio
93 24 3.87 Goodreads
Traci L.
Illinois
84 35 2.40 Blogger Goodreads
Avid Series Reader
New Mexico
70 27 2.59 Goodreads
Ahcop
India
60 15 4.00 Goodreads blog by Wordpress
Susan Jensen
Arizona
59 12 4.91 Blogger 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    
  Current Totals 1222 toe tags 392 books read      
  2019 Totals 1444 toe tags 441 books read      

vital statistics and autopsy notes updated on the date shown

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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. Challenge IS OPEN NOW and through Dec 31 2020.
  2. Formats: Print books, audio books, radio dramatizations, or e-books may be used.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Bloggers are welcome to copy the toe tag image from the header (or any image that catches your fancy) for your blog.
  6. Cross-entries from other challenges are encouraged, whatever that means.

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Inspirational quotes:

medical examiner

"You get to looking at dead people through a microscope and you'll never be satisfied with anything," the Medical Examiner objected. "Things never do check out in real life. I've seen lots of deaths that couldn't be explained ... but you learn to take cases for granted after a while."
Erle Stanley Gardner in The D.A. Calls It Murder, 1937.


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