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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 as of TUE MAR 31 2020 @ 3 PM EDT
sorted by toe tags issued. highest stats shown in red.
Medical Examiner Toe Tags issued Books read TTPB* Autopsy notes Personal effects
Tari Hann
Ohio
107 65 1.64 Goodreads blog by Wordpress
Jjean
Missouri
99 27 3.66 Goodreads
Rretzler
Ohio
85 22 3.86 Goodreads
Rick Mills
Maine
83 21 3.95 Blogger Goodreads PaperBack Swap
sk888888
New Jersey
82 22 3.72
Bev Hankins
Indiana
77 17 4.52 Blogger Goodreads
Susan Jensen
Arizona
49 8 6.12 Blogger Goodreads
Traci L.
Illinois
45 21 2.14 Blogger Goodreads
Deanie
Georgia
25 3 8.33 Goodreads
Kari Woods
Tennessee
18 4 4.50
Ahcop
India
14 2 7.00 Goodreads blog by Wordpress
Avid Series Reader
New Mexico
7 4 1.75 Goodreads
Jane Reads
South Carolina
3 2 1.50 Blogger Goodreads
Nessa
Maine
2 1 2.00
  Help wanted          
  Space available!          

indicates vital statistics and autopsy notes updated on the date indicated

* 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:

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Harry Perkins, the Medical Examiner, was a tall, thin, bony-faced individual who moved with a certain lanky grace. He radiated homely efficiency, and regarded corpses with detatched impartiality. His hobby was trout fishing.
Erle Stanley Gardner in The D.A. Holds a Candle, 1938.

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.


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