Right, so this is my lovely Bingo Card for this year’s Halloween Bingo over on BookLikes, which I will update on this post as we go along.

And I am also planning on listing the books I plan to read / read for each square:

Row # 1: 

Genre Horror:
Gilded Needles – Malcolm McDowell

Serial Spree Killer: The ABC Murders – Agatha Christie

Murder Most Foul: (This will have to be a Christie!)

Terrifying Women: (This is likely to be a Highsmith.)

Magical Realism: (GR lists A Tale for the Time Being as Magical Realism. I would not mind a re-read of that if the label fits.)


Row # 2:

(one of the Terry Pratchett books – I miss Granny!)

Haunted House: (tbc)

Gothic: (tbc)

Terror in a Small Town: The Moving Finger – Agatha Christie

In the Dark, Dark Woods: The Fellowship of the Frog – Edgar Wallace


Row # 3:

Classic Noir: 
Double Indemnity – James M. Cain

Ghost: The Ghost Bride – Yangsze Choo

Free Space: The Angel of Terror – Edgar Wallace

Cozy Mystery: (tbc – a Wimsey probably)

Darkest London: The Tiger in the Smoke – Margery Allingham


Row # 4:

Locked Room Mystery:
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie

Vampires: Dracula’s Guest – Bram Stoker

Supernatural: Wicked Stepmother – Malcolm McDowell

Romantic Suspense: Frenchman’s Creek – Daphne du Maurier

80’s Horror: Tokyo Zodiac Murders – Soji Shimada (1981)


Row # 5:

Amateur Sleuth:
Death of an Airman – Christopher St. John Sprigg

Monsters: The Deceased Miss Blackwell and her not-so-imaginary Friends – K.N. Parker

Classic Horror: Sweetheart, Sweetheart – Bernard Taylor (1977)

Diverse Voices: (tbc – another Octavia Butler perhaps?)

Country House Mystery: (tbc – this may be another Golden Age Classic)

I’m not going to allocate books for every square right now, I’ll only add the ones (in Italics) that I might otherwise forget. The rest will be a medley of Golden Age Mysteries – Sayers, Christie, etc. 

Lastly, I am going to be joined this year by a very special guest to keep the card as spooky as possible. It gives me no end of thrills to introduce you all to Baron Samedi:



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