Slight change of plans re the physical sheep and Hastings stickers…

Many thanks to Moonlight Madness, Obsidian Black Plague, and Murder by Death for my lovely card for this year’s Halloween Bingo.

As with previous years, I will update this post as we go along – with Captain Hastings covering squares I have read, and The Gang popping up on squares that have been called.

I am also listing the books I plan to read / have read for each square – with () being planned reads, Italics being books in progress, and bold being books I have read:

Row # 1: 

Cryptozoologist: (The Curse of Loch Ness – Peter Tremayne)

Deadlands: (The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse)

Country House Mystery:

Classic Horror:

Amateur Sleuth:


Row # 2:

Genre: Horror:

Murder Most Foul:

Terror in a Small Town:

Romantic Suspense:

Modern Noir:  (Ways to Die in Glasgow – Jay Stringer)

Row # 3:

A Grimm Tale: (Six Gun Snow White – Catherynne Valente)

13: (13 Guests – Jefferson Farjeon)

Free Space:  Get Well Soon – Jennifer Wright (in progress)

Gothic: (The Last Man – Mary Shelley)

Terrifying women: (Deep Water – Patricia Highsmith…unless it qualifies for the drowning square)

Row # 4:

Modern Masters of Horror: (October – Michael Rowe)

Ghost Stories: The Canterville Ghost – Oscar Wilde

Darkest London:

Relics and Curiosities: The Amulet – Michael McDowell (in progress)

Genre: Suspense:

Row # 5:


Fear The Drowning Deep:

Cozy Mystery: (The Accidental Alchemist – Gigi Pandian)

Diverse Voices:  (The Red Power Murders – Thomas King)

New Release: (Stealth – Hugh Fraser)


Unallocated but in progress: The Expendable Man – Dorothy B. Hughes

Wildcards available: 2 (no author nominated as yet)

At this point, I’m trying not to get carried away with assigning books to all the spaces. Let’s see what books feel right at the time, eh?

There is, however, a list of books that I will mine for the squares – all of which are on my kindle already:

The Tokio Zodiac Murders – Soji Shimada

Toplin – Michael McDowell

To Love and Be Wise – Josephine Tey

Brat Farrar – Josephine Tey

Miss Pym Disposes – Josephine Tey

The Singing Sands – Josphine Tey

The Yellow Room – Gaston Leroux

The Last Post – B.K. Duncan

Carpe Jugulum – Terry Pratchett

Elizabeth – Ken Greenhall

Edinburgh Twilight – Carole Lawrence

Nine Coaches Waiting – Mary Stewart

This Rough Magic – Mary Stewart

The Rock – Robert Daws

Before the Fact – Frances Iles

The Loving Spirit – Daphne Du Maurier

Frenchman’s Creek – Daphne Du Maurier

Laurels are Poison – Gladys Mitchell

Above Suspicion – Helen MacInnes

… and of course several Dame Agatha and Dorothy Sayers novels


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