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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.

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BUREAU of VITAL STATISTICS updated TUE NOV 24 2020 @ 4 PM EST
sorted by toe tags issued. highest stats highlighted in green.
Medical Examiner Toe Tags tied Books read TPB* Autopsy notes Personal effects
Jjean
Missouri
376 92 4.08 Goodreads
Avid Series Reader
New Mexico
338 85 3.97 Goodreads PaperBack Swap bookshelf<-- books for you!
Bev Hankins
Indiana
325 88 3.69 Blogger Goodreads
sk888888
New Jersey
262 75 3.49 PaperBack Swap
Rick Mills
Maine
254 73 3.47 Blogger Goodreads PaperBack Swap<-- books for you!
Tari Hann
Ohio
245 132 1.87 Goodreads blog by Wordpress
Traci L.
Illinois
219 93 2.35 Blogger Goodreads
Susan Jensen
Arizona
148 39 3.79 Blogger Goodreads
Ahcop
India
101 30 3.36 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 2418 toe tags 740 books read      

vital statistics and autopsy notes updated on date indicated

examiner has moved up a row

highest stats per column

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

Goal:

How to:

  1. You can sign up at this page.
  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. Submissions made during that period will be held for the 2021 challenge.
  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

"Then you came in before the room was darkened, and you darkened it yourself, after you had driven the blow that ended the life of your friend and patron!" Coroner Lamson paused, as the dawn-pink of Natalie's face turned to a creamy pallor, and the girl sank, unconscious, into a chair.

"Brutal!" cried Barry Stannard, springing to her side. "Inexcusable, Mr. Lamson. This is no place for a Third Degree procedure!" and asking no one's permission, he carried the slight form from the studio.

Carolyn Wells, writing in Faulkner's Folly, 1917.


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