Announcing the Mystery Mania Blogathon!

The game is afoot! It’s time to exercise your little grey cells. From Nancy Drew to Scooby Doo, from Poe to Poirot, from the country houses to the urban night world, we love a mystery here at Pop Culture Reverie. We’re celebrating the whodunnits, the private eyes, the locked rooms, alibis and clues, everything mystery with a blogathon, 29-31 March 2019.

1) Topics may include movies, novels, video games, and TV. You may also write about general mystery topics like subgenres or tropes. Or, you can choose to study a particular detective or author.

2) No true crime or documentaries. However, docudramas of true stories (such as David Fincher’s Zodiac) are allowed.

3) Due to the abundance of potential topics, no duplicates will be allowed. Stories in different formats do not count as duplicates. For example, if someone does a novel, the movie version is still fair game.

4) No more than three entries per blog.

5) If you don’t have a blog on your own, I can post your entry on my blog.

6) New entries only. No old posts.

So grab your magnifying glass and join the hunt. Search for the evidence, interrogate the suspects, ferret out the villain, and join the fun.


Pop Culture Reverie: Cut & Run, by Madeleine Urban & Abigail Roux (2008); Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None PC game (2005)

Various Ramblings of a Nostalgic ItalianMurder by DeathThe Private Eyes (1980)

Musings of a Classic Film Addict: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

Silver Screen ClassicsRebecca (1940)

Realweegiemidget: “Who Shot J.R.?” Dallas

Thoughts All SortsThe Last of Sheila (1973)

Movie Rob:  The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959); Who Done It?Death on the Nile (1978)

The Stop ButtonThe Maltese Falcon (aka Dangerous Woman) (1931)

Overture Books and FilmYou’ll Find Out (1940)

It Came from the Man Cave!I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)

In the Good Old Days of Classic MoviesThe Spiral Staircase (1946) and Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

dbmoviesblogGosford Park (2001)

Screen DreamsLaura (1944)


32 comments on “Announcing the Mystery Mania Blogathon!

  1. LOVE this idea!!! As a mystery lover, it may take me a second to narrow down what I want to write about. How long do I have to get you my final commitment(s)?

  2. What a great idea! Could I write about The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) for my blog Musings of a Classic Film Addict, please?

  3. An exciting blogathon and would love to take part. May I put myself down for Rebecca (1940) please?

  4. Sent a messages but not showing- can I add a post about the shooting of JR Ewing in Dallas in 1980? thanks from Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews

    • Great choice! I’m a huge Dallas fan! My grandma got me hooked when I was in preschool. I’m not exaggerating. I was the only kid in my kindergarten class who had an opinion on whether Lucy should get an abortion. Let’s just say the other moms weren’t thrilled when I talked about it in class.

  5. I’d like to do „The Last of Sheila“ please.

  6. love this concept Robin!

    can I do Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), Who Done it? (1942) and Death on the Nile (1978)

  7. Can I do… The Maltese Falcon (1931) for The Stop Button?

    • You sure can. I put down the alternate title in addition to The Maltese Falcon so that people who haven’t heard of the 1931 version don’t think it’s a typo for 1941.

  8. would love to jump in with I Am Not A Serial Killer from 2016 been looking forward to watching this Christopher Loyd Mystery.

  9. I am also going to write on The Private Eyes (1980), if that is ok.

  10. Can I write about a post about the movie You’ll Find Out (1940)? My blog is called Overture Books and Film and here is the link https://www.overturebooksandfilm.com/

  11. That is a great idea! Can I please join with my review of the film “Gosford Park” (2001)? Thanks.

  12. I’d love to take part with a post about Laura (1944) please 🙂

  13. May I do The Lady Vanishes (1938)? This is going to be fun. A great idea for a blogathon.

  14. Could I write about A Canterbury Tale (1944)? Thank you!

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