|2020 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge|
- Welcome to the 2020 challenge! On Jan 1, 2020 the 2019 challenge will close, but will remain online for your reference.
- The new 2020 Murder Mystery Bingo Challenge is now open! This one is easy, no need to document or submit details about any books. You get (well, you print) four bingo cards which you tuck in your current book and circle the items as you come across them (one card for each of these categories: Weapons, Crime Scenes, Clues & Clichés, and Red Herrings. Your goal is to get Bingo on all four cards during the year. Get a head start on 2020!
- Can't remember who wrote the Father Brown series? All is revealed in the new Author/Detective quick reference guide. (Please send along any I have missed).
Morgue:Welcome to the Morgue. We currently have 1 Medical Examiners on staff. You may refer to their autopsy notes by clicking on their clipboards below. Please note selfies with the corpses are not allowed.
BUREAU of VITAL STATISTICS as of WED JAN 1 2020
sorted by toe tags issued
Medical Examiner Toe Tags issued Books read TTPB* Autopsy notes Personal effects Rick Mills
0 0 0.00 Clipboard Help wanted Help wanted Help wanted Help wanted Help wanted Help wanted Help wanted Help wanted Help wanted
indicates vital statistics and autopsy notes updated
* TTPB = Toe Tags Per Book (average). This is a measure of how lethal your reading preferences are.
- You are the Medical Examiner, and your goal is to issue as many Toe Tags as you can during 2020, by reading murder mysteries and determining the cause of death of the unfortunate victim(s).
- No advance signup needed.
- Read a murder mystery. Note the victim(s) and cause(s) of death.
- 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.
- This page does not update in real time. Your submission generates an email to the Chief Medical Examiner, who will fill in the data.
- Challenge runs Jan 1 - Dec 31 2020.
- Formats: Print books, audio books, radio dramatizations, or e-books may be used.
- 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. Examples:
- Sophia was convicted of shooting her barista, Arabica Simpson, for messing up her coffee order. - COUNTS, NAMED and CAUSE OF DEATH cited
- While in the Chicago mob, Dwayne drowned 7 guys in the bay for messing up his alibi.- DOES NOT COUNT (CAUSE OF DEATH cited, but victims not named)
- He murdered his wife's asthmatic lover, Elmont Q. Thorpmeister III for messing up their relationship. - DOES NOT COUNT (NAMED, but no CAUSE OF DEATH cited).
- 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.
- Bloggers are welcome to copy the toe tag image from the header for your blog.
- Cross-entries from other challenges are encouraged.
- For more details on what counts and what doesn't, see the FAQ page.
- Toe Tags will be counted for prizes on or about Dec. 31 2020. A running tally is shown above. Top Ten Toe Taggers Treat Themselves To a (used but still with exciting words) book. See the prize list for details.
- 2020 Murder Mystery Bingo Reading Challenge
- 2020 Six Shooter Mystery Reading Challenge
- Bev Hankin's Reading Challenge Addict - Bev's big list of challenges
Dr. Korn, the Medical Examiner, a cheerful man with a roly-poly figure, came in briskly, bobbed his head, beamed, threw down his black bag, unloosened the dead hands, propped the body into a sitting position, and addressed himself to Kelly. "Officer, would you be so kind as to hold up his head while I make my examination?" Edward J. Doherty in The Broadway Murders, 1929