2021 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge

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Morgue:

Welcome to the Morgue. We have a full staff of 36 competent Medical Examiners ready to examine your mystery readings. You may refer to their autopsy notes by clicking on their clipboard icons. Honorary badges are conferred to autopsy leaders as follows:
Who else examined my book? Enter Author or Title:

BUREAU of VITAL STATISTICS updated FRI JUN 11 2021 @ 6.20 pm EDT convert
sorted by toe tags issued. highest stats highlighted in green. 2nd highest in yellow.
Medical Examiners Toe Tags tied
3 9 5 8
/ Books read
0 8 0 8
= TPB*
 
Autopsy
notes
Personal effects
Laura Marlane
Nebraska
SILVER SCALPEL
684 60 11.40 Goodreads profile
C0NTENTH0MEB0DY
USA
461 50 9.22 Blog Goodreads profile
OutsmartYourShelf
United Kingdom
307 65 4.72 Goodreads profile
Bev Hankins
Indiana
BRONZE BODY BAG
285 78 3.65 Blog Goodreads profile
Sanacrow
Tennessee
270 56 4.82 Blog Goodreads profile
Jjean
Missouri
250 51 4.90 Goodreads profile
Tracy
New York
249 44 5.65 Goodreads profile
SueC
Utah
219 51 4.29 Goodreads profile
Tina Hilbert
Utah
202 39 5.17 Blog Goodreads profile
Avid Series Reader
New Mexico
198 34 5.82 Blog Goodreads profile PaperBack Swap bookshelf
Rick Mills
Maine
163 55 2.96 Blog Goodreads profile PaperBack Swap bookshelf
Susan Jensen
Arizona
153 29 5.27 Blog Goodreads profile
Scott Nickels
Nebraska
149 20 7.45 Goodreads profile
Jen
Alaska
101 15 6.73
Traci L.
Illinois
100 51 1.96 Blog Goodreads profile
Guatemala Paula
Texas
88 19 4.63 Blog Goodreads profile
Erika
California
39 10 3.90 Goodreads profile Instagram
BobbeyM
Texas
36 10 3.60 Goodreads profile
Kirstin B.
Massachusetts
33 27 1.22 Goodreads profile
Tara
Illinois
31 11 2.81 Goodreads profile PaperBack Swap bookshelf
sk888888
New Jersey
28 6 4.66 Goodreads profile PaperBack Swap bookshelf
Simone C
Alabama
23 11 2.09
Shannon
The Netherlands
22 4 5.50 Goodreads profile Instagram
DrDoom
Alberta
20 4 5.00 Goodreads profile
Tari Hann
Ohio
17 8 2.12 Blog Goodreads profile
Cheyenne McQuain
Upstate New York
16 6 2.66 Goodreads profile
Leonie Koch
New York
16 5 3.20
Penelope Piebaker
Ohio
15 5 3.00 Goodreads profile
Karen Baroness
Montana
13 9 1.44 Blog Goodreads profile
Dr. Kate
Michigan
11 6 1.83
Anna Marten
Wisconsin
10 4 2.50 Goodreads profile
Angel
Nebraska
6 1 6.00 Goodreads profile
Rachel Roy
Vermont
5 2 2.50 Blog Goodreads profile
Sharon Angle-Boyer
North Carolina
3 1 3.00 Blog Goodreads profile
Laura
United Kingdom
2 1 2.00 Goodreads profile
Brandi
Wyoming
1 1 1.00 Goodreads profile

Key to symbols
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New or updated today
Honorary badge
High column stat
2nd place column stat
Tracker page
Blog
Goodreads profile
Paperback Swap bookshelf

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

How to:

  1. No advance signup necessary.
  2. Read a murder mystery. Note the victim(s) and cause(s) of death. If unsure what counts, see the FAQ page.
  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. See the FAQ page for examples.
  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 Bureau of Vital Statistics; as summarized above. Generally, you should see your submission posted within 24 hours. If you do not see it, click the REFRESH button on your web browser to reload the page.

Rules:

  1. This challenge is open from Jan 1 2021 - Dec 24 2021.
  2. Genres: You get to decide what is a 'mystery'. Traditional murder mysteries, thrillers, police procedurals, romances, all are welcome.
  3. Formats: Print books, audio books, radio dramatizations, or e-books may be used.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Bloggers are welcome to copy the toe tag image from the header (or any image that catches your fancy) for your blog.

Prizes!

Archive:

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M.E.'s notebook:

Dr. Prouty's cigar preceded him like a black standard as he shambled through the doorway. He paused to eye the Queens critically. "Good morning, dear children. What's this? Are my eyes deceiving me, or am I back at the Morgue again? Why the gloom?"

Ellery Queen, writing in The Chinese Orange Mystery, 1934.


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