Halloween Bingo is a reading game that a group of friends started to play a few years ago on a bookish platform that has since gone to seed (or as good as). The game starts on 1st September (unless our game moderators shake things up…as they are wont to do) and runs until 31st October.
During the game, each player has a bingo card to fill in, where each square requires a different book to be read. The book has to fit the square.
I’ll not replicate the whole of the instructions, explanations and categories here. I’ll only use this page as my personal space to record bingo reading updates.
Mrs. Hudson will mark the squares that I have read. As in previous years, The Gang will mark squares that have been called.
Special Spell Cards:
I have the following cards available:
Amplification Spell: 1
Transfiguration Spell: 1
Bingo Flip: 0 – (I Bingo Flipped my Cozy Mystery square for Heart’s Doomsday square.)
Author Wild Card: 1/2 – (My author Wild Card this year will be Cyril Hare.)
Row # 1
Diverse Voices – John Crow’s Devil (Marlon James) – Rating: 3.5*
Country House Mystery – The Stately Home Murder (Catherine Aird) – Rating: 3.5*
Truly Terrifying – Bad Girls: A History of Rebels and Renegades (Caitlin Davies) – Rating: 4*
Sleepy Hollow – Tragedy at Law (Cyril Hare – Author Wild Card) – Rating: 4*
Psych – Ripley Under Ground (Patricia Highsmith) – Rating: 3.5*
Row # 2
Gothic – Benighted (J.B. Priestley) – Rating: 5*
Cozy Mystery Doomsday – Ragnarok (A.S. Byatt) – Rating: 3.5*
Dark Academia – Laurels are Poison (Gladys Mitchell) – Rating: 3*
Halloween – Hallowe’en Party (Agatha Christie) – Rating: 4*
Terror in a Small Town – The Religious Body (Catherine Aird) – Rating: 4*
Row # 3
Relics and Curiosities – The Picture of DOrian Gray (Oscar Wilde) – Rating: 3*
Murder Most Foul – The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Agatha Christie) – Rating: (currently reading)
“Poe” the Raven – Lord Peter Views the Body (Dorothy L. Sayers)
Southern Gothic – Serena (Ron Rash) – Rating: 2.5*
In the Dark, Dark Woods – Death Walks the Woods (Cyril Hare) – Rating: 3*
Row # 4
Black Cat – Black As He’s Painted (Ngaio Marsh) – Rating: 3*
Grave or Graveyard – The Hollow Man (John Dickson Carr) – Rating: 2*
Classic Noir – The Blank Wall (Elizabeth Sanxay Holding) – Rating: 4*
Read by Flashlight or Candle light – Strong Poison (Dorothy L. Sayers) – Rating: 5*
Film at 11 – Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier) – Rating: 5*
Row # 5
Amateur Sleuth – The Thirteen Problems (Agatha Christie) – Rating: 3.5*
It was a Dark and Stormy Night – Macbeth (Jo Nesbo) – Rating: 1*
Trick or Treat – Death in Fancy Dress (Anthony Gilbert) – Rating: 4*
International Woman of Mystery – Beast in View (Margaret Millar) – Rating: 4*
Classic Horror – The Bloody Chamber (Angela Carter) – Rating: 3.5*
Many thanks to Christine, Obsidian, and official bingo ambassador Char for all of the work that you have put into this!
It’s yet again been such a blast to play and to see others have just as much fun playing.