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Reading list: Halloween Book Bingo - Ghost Stories and Haunted Houses Square

Created by: Murder by Death

This is a wide open category - there are so many to choose from. To keep the list under control, I'll only include the first book of any series pertaining to ghosts or haunted houses.

Please let me know in the comments about books you think would work here.

Please note: 2018 Halloween Bingo has separate squares for Ghosts and Haunted Houses. Most of these books should work for either, although if I'm aware they only work for one, I'll note it in the notes field for the title.

Books: 100

1.
The Other Side - J.D. Robb, Patricia Gaffney, Mary Kay McComas, Mary Blayney, Ruth Ryan Langan
The Other Side
Note:
2.
America's Most Haunted Hotels: Checking in with Un... - Jamie Davis Whitmer
America's Most Haunted Hotels: Checking in with Uninvited Guests
Note:
3.
Ammie, Come Home - Barbara Michaels
Ammie, Come Home
Note: Haunted House and Ghost
4.
House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski
House of Leaves
Note:
5.
The Amityville Horror - Jay Anson
The Amityville Horror
Note: Haunted House
6.
Scary Mary - S.A. Hunter
Scary Mary
Note:
7.
The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende
The House of the Spirits
Note:
8.
The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction - Henry James
The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction
Note:
9.
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
The Haunting of Hill House
Note:
10.
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper - J.L. Bryan
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
Note:
11.
Ghost Story - Jim Butcher
Ghost Story
Note:
12.
Mrs. Zant and the Ghost - Wilkie Collins, Gillian Anderson
Mrs. Zant and the Ghost
Note: Ghost only
13.
Long Time Coming - Edie Claire
Long Time Coming
Note: Haunted House and Ghost
14.
If Walls Could Talk - Juliet Blackwell
If Walls Could Talk
Note: Haunted House and Ghost
15.
An Inquiry Into Love and Death - Simone St. James
An Inquiry Into Love and Death
Note: Haunted House and Ghost
16.
The Shining - Stephen King
The Shining
Note: Haunted House and Ghost
17.
Crimson Peak: The Official Movie Novelization - Nancy Holder
Crimson Peak: The Official Movie Novelization
Note:
18.
The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
The Little Stranger
Note:
19.
The Woman In Black - Susan Hill
The Woman In Black
Note:
20.
The Dollhouse Murders - Betty Ren Wright
The Dollhouse Murders
Note:
21.
The Restorer (Graveyard Queen #1) - Amanda Stevens
The Restorer (Graveyard Queen #1)
Note:
22.
The Remains of the Dead - Wendy Roberts
The Remains of the Dead
Note: Ghosts
23.
Better Homes and Hauntings - Molly Harper
Better Homes and Hauntings
Note: Humorous stand alone great for those that like ghosts but don't like being scared.
24.
The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins, Matthew Sweet
The Woman in White
Note: Ghost only.

Also works for the Gothic square
25.
The Signalman: A Ghost Story - Charles Dickens, Simon Bradley
The Signalman: A Ghost Story
Note: Will also qualify for the
Classic Horror
Genre: Horror
Supernatural and
Gothic bingo squares
26.
Wyrd Sisters - Terry Pratchett
Wyrd Sisters
Note: While this one is obviously a witches book, it also includes the haunting of a castle, so fits here as well.
27.
In a Glass Darkly - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
In a Glass Darkly
Note: Also qualifies for:
Gothic square
Classic Horror square
Genre: Horror square
28.
The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy - Robert Arthur
The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy
Note:
29.
The Mystery of the Green Ghost - Robert Arthur, Alfred Hitchcock
The Mystery of the Green Ghost
Note:
30.
The Ghostway - Gil Silverbird, Tony Hillerman
The Ghostway
Note: Also works for the Mystery square
31.
Ghostwritten - David Mitchell
Ghostwritten
Note:
32.
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton - Edith Wharton, Laszlo Kubinyi
The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton
Note:
33.
A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol
Note: Ghost story - not haunted house.
34.
Michelangelo's Ghost - Gigi Pandian
Michelangelo's Ghost
Note: Could also work for:
Mystery square,
Ghosts Stories and Hunted Houses square,
(Scary) Woman Authors square
35.
The Haunted Monastery (Judge Dee Series) - Robert H. van Gulik
The Haunted Monastery (Judge Dee Series)
Note: Could also work for:
Supernatural square
Genre: Mystery square
36.
The Dykemaster - Theodor Storm
The Dykemaster
Note: Could also work for:
Dark and Stormy Night square
Gothic square
37.
The Looking-Glass Portrait - Linda Hilton
The Looking-Glass Portrait
Note:
38.
Night of the Living Deed - E.J. Copperman
Night of the Living Deed
Note: Haunted House and Ghost
39.
Complete Ghost Stories - Charles Dickens
Complete Ghost Stories
Note:
40.
She Walks These Hills - Sharyn McCrumb
She Walks These Hills
Note:
41.
Bag of Bones - Stephen King
Bag of Bones
Note:
42.
Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef (Gods and Monsters) - Cassandra Khaw
Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef (Gods and Monsters)
Note:
43.
The Iron Hand of Mars - Lindsey Davis
The Iron Hand of Mars
Note:
44.
The Canterville Ghost - Oscar Wilde, Inga Moore
The Canterville Ghost
Note: Haunted House and Ghost
45.
Ghost in the Cogs - Scott Gable, C. Dombrowski, James Lowder
Ghost in the Cogs
Note:
46.
Footsteps in the Dark - Georgette Heyer
Footsteps in the Dark
Note: Nominally a haunted house story.
47.
The Severed Streets - Paul Cornell
The Severed Streets
Note:
48.
The Seance - John Harwood
The Seance
Note:
49.
Ghost House - Clare McNally
Ghost House
Note:
50.
Dying for the Past (A Gumshoe Ghost Mystery) - Jane O'Connor
Dying for the Past (A Gumshoe Ghost Mystery)
Note:
51.
Trouble in Mudbug - Jana Deleon
Trouble in Mudbug
Note: Ghost, not haunted house
52.
Southern Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries ... - Angie Fox
Southern Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries Book 1)
Note:
53.
Blue Dahlia - Nora Roberts
Blue Dahlia
Note:
54.
Devil May Ride - Wendy Roberts
Devil May Ride
Note:
55.
Haunted - Heather Graham
Haunted
Note:
56.
This House is Haunted - John Boyne
This House is Haunted
Note:
57.
The Ghost of Guir House - Charles Willing Beale
The Ghost of Guir House
Note:
58.
Dark Matter: A Novel - Blake Crouch
Dark Matter: A Novel
Note:
59.
Anna Dressed in Blood - Kendare Blake
Anna Dressed in Blood
Note:
60.
20th Century Ghosts - Joe Hill, Christopher Golden
20th Century Ghosts
Note:
61.
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones
Note:
62.
First Grave on the Right - Darynda Jones
First Grave on the Right
Note: Ghosts, not haunted house.
63.
Haunted - Kelley Armstrong
Haunted
Note:
64.
Naomi's Room - Jonathan Aycliffe
Naomi's Room
Note:
65.
The Dire King - William Ritter
The Dire King
Note:
66.
The Name of the Star - Maureen Johnson
The Name of the Star
Note:
67.
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book
Note: Ghosts, not haunted house.
68.
Hamlet (Cambridge School Shakespeare) - William Shakespeare, Rex Gibson, Richard Andrews
Hamlet (Cambridge School Shakespeare)
Note:
69.
Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day - Seanan McGuire
Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day
Note:
70.
Ghost Story - Jeff Brackett
Ghost Story
Note:
71.
The Bell at Sealey Head - Patricia A. McKillip
The Bell at Sealey Head
Note:
72.
Hill of Bones - The Medieval Murderers, Karen Maitland, Bernard Knight, Philip Gooden, Ian Morson, Susanna Gregory
Hill of Bones
Note:
73.
House of Shadows - The Medieval Murderers
House of Shadows
Note:
74.
Drummer Boy - Scott Nicholson
Drummer Boy
Note: Haunted House
75.
The After House - Michael Phillip Cash
The After House
Note: Haunted House
76.
The Right Hand of Evil - John Saul
The Right Hand of Evil
Note: Haunted House
77.
The Inn - William Patterson
The Inn
Note: Haunted House
78.
The Case Files of Thomas Carney - Cleo Wolfe
The Case Files of Thomas Carney
Note: Ghost
79.
Heart-Shaped Box - Joe Hill
Heart-Shaped Box
Note: Ghost
80.
We Are Always Watching - Hunter Shea
We Are Always Watching
Note: Ghost
81.
The Ghosts of Larkwood Asylum - Will Hawthorne
The Ghosts of Larkwood Asylum
Note: Ghosts
Haunted House?
82.
The Haunting of Maddy Clare - Simone St. James
The Haunting of Maddy Clare
Note: Starts off as a haunted house (barn) but the ghost travels, so it's more a Ghost story than a haunted house.
83.
Jackaby - William Ritter
Jackaby
Note:
84.
The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
The Little Stranger
Note:
85.
The Broken Girls - Simone St. James
The Broken Girls
Note:
86.
Sparrow Hill Road - Seanan McGuire
Sparrow Hill Road
Note:
87.
SLEEPY HOLLOW: Rise Headless and Ride (Jason Crane... - Richard Gleaves
SLEEPY HOLLOW: Rise Headless and Ride (Jason Crane)
Note:
88.
The Phantom Ship - Frederick Marryat
The Phantom Ship
Note:
89.
Ghosts of Tsavo (Society for Paranormals Book 1) - Vered Ehsani
Ghosts of Tsavo (Society for Paranormals Book 1)
Note:
90.
Trapped in Room 217 - Thomas Kingsley Troupe
Trapped in Room 217
Note:
91.
City of Ghosts - Victoria Schwab
City of Ghosts
Note:
92.
The Ghost in the Glass House - Carey Wallace
The Ghost in the Glass House
Note:
93.
Ghost Horse - Patricia Rosemoor
Ghost Horse
Note:
94.
Silence for the Dead - Simone St. James
Silence for the Dead
Note:
95.
The Other Side of Midnight - Simone St. James
The Other Side of Midnight
Note:
96.
Lost Among the Living - Simone St. James
Lost Among the Living
Note:
97.
Elizabeth: A Novel of the Unnatural - Jonathan Janz, Ken Greenhall, Jessica Hamilton
Elizabeth: A Novel of the Unnatural
Note:
98.
Haunted World War II: Soldier Spirits, Ghost Plane... - Matthew L. Swayne
Haunted World War II: Soldier Spirits, Ghost Planes & Strange Synchronicities
Note:
99.
The Christmas Gate - T A Cline, Patricia Cline Cohen
The Christmas Gate
Note:
100.
The Christmas Gate 2 - T. A. Cline
The Christmas Gate 2
Note:
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Comments

Comments:
Lillelara
These lists are great :).

"The Shining" by Stephen King - ISBN: 9780307743657
"Crimson Peak: The Official Movie Novelization" by Nancy Holder - ISBN: 1783296291
"The Little Stranger" by Sarah Waters - ISBN: 1844086062
"The Woman in Black" by Susan Hill - ISBN: 1846685621

These are the ones that came to my mind off the top of my head.

Murder by Death
Added! I'm glad you're finding them useful/interesting and thanks for the ISBNs. :)
Ani's Book Abyss
Thanks for putting these together. Even with rereads, I never though to look through my 'read' shelf until now since I wasn't going to reread anything. But I've got a few books that would fit here under ghosts that I personally liked.

The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright - ISBN: 9780823421725
-- I read this when I was a teen and loved it. I already did a reread two years ago and still loved it.

The Restorer by Amanda Stevens - ISBN: 9780778314004 (0778314006)
-- This is book one of The Graveyard Queen and could also double for 'Grave or Graveyard'

The Remains of the Dead by Wendy Roberts - ISBN: 9780451222688
-- This is the first book of The Ghost Dusters Mysteries. I remember liking it.

Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper - ISBN: 9781476706009

And pretty much all of these are mysteries.


Murder by Death
Added them all - some of them I'd read and forgotten about! Thanks!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Oscar Wilde: "The Canterville Ghost" (ISBN 13: 9780744549515; ISBN 10:744549515) -- also for "YA Horror." "Gothic," and "Classic Horror"
Wilkie Collins: "The Woman in White" (ISBN 10: 0141439610; ISBN 13: 9780141439617) -- also for "Gothic"
Charles Dickens: "The Signalman" (ISBN 10: 1781255911; ISBN 13: 9781781255919) -- also for "Classic Horror," "Genre: Horror," and "Gothic"
Murder by Death
Added!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you! :)
BrokenTune
It's also an obvious choice for the Witches square but part of the plot for Wyrd Sisters is based on King Verence having to haunt the castle. Just in case there is a Pratchett fan out there looking to fill the square....
Murder by Death
Added.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Sheridan Le Fanu: "In a Glass Darkly" (ISBN 13: 9780192839473; ISBN 10: 0192839470) -- also qualifies for "Gothic," "Classic Horror," "Genre: Horror," and "Dark and Stormy Night."
Murder by Death
Got 'em. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Robert Arthur: "The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy" (ISBN 10: 0394864034; ISBN 13: 9780394864037) and "The Mystery of the Green Ghost" (ISBN 10: 0394864042; ISBN 13: 9780394864044) (both Three Investigators series) -- both also for &quotYA Horror"

Another (adult) mystery -- Tony Hillerman: "The Ghostway" (ISBN 10: 0061967785; ISBN 13: 9780061967788) -- would also qualify for "Genry: Mystery", because it involves shamanism and a ghost believed to be "trapped" in a hogan

David Mitchell: "Ghostwritten" (ISBN 10: 0340739754; ISBN 13: 9780340739754)
Murder by Death
Added. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thanks!

And yet another one: "The Ghost Stories of Edith Wharton" (ISBN 10: 0684842572; ISBN 13: 9780684842578) -- also works for "Gothic," "Supernatural," "Dark and Stormy Night" and "Classic Horror"

"The Signalman" also qualifies for "Supernatural", come to think of it.

Oh, and -- we'll be early for this even when we're done with this bingo game, but ... Dickens, "Christmas Carol"? (ISBN 13: 9781561797462; ISBN 10: 1561797464, just in case.)

Off to bed now. I know I thought of another one for the "Gothic" list earlier, but my brain froze before I could add it and that was that for the time being ...
Tannat
I was actually thinking of reading Christmas Carol...
Murder by Death
Added and updated. I was totally going to add Christmas Carol to the list, then second guessed myself because of the Christmas theme... but it totally qualifies.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
More mysteries:
Robert van Gulik: "The Haunted Monastery" (ISBN 13: 9780226848792; ISBN 10: 0226848795) ... appropriately spooky and Judge Dee is trapped in the monastery as a result of a nightly snow storm, so it would also work for "Dark and Stormy Night" and "Genre: Mystery."
Sharyn McCrumb: "She Walks These Hills" (ISBN 13: 9780451184726; ISBN 10: 0451184726) -- a psychic detective; and belief in a 200 year old ghost is central to the story. Would also work for "Genre: Mystery" and "Supernatural."

... and how could I forget one of my all-time favorite stories?! Theodor Storm: "The Dykemaster" (also sometimes translated as "The Rider on the White Horse") (ISBN 13: 9780946162543; ISBN 10: 0946162549) -- the appearance of a ghost (the eponymous rider / dykemaster) in the framework story sets off the telling of a dark tale of ancient prejudice vs. modernity, culminating in a severe nightly thunderstorm. Thus also works for "Dark and Stormy Night," as well as "Gothic."
Murder by Death
Not sure how I missed these - sorry! They're added now. :)
Nighttime Reading Center
I have found that Michelangelo's Ghost. I will give you all the Infomation:
Book Name: Michelangelo's Ghost
Author: Gigi Pandian
Publish Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Henery Press
ISBN13: 9781635110692
Edition Language: English
Series: Jaya Jones Treasure Hunt Mystery #4
Bingo Square Note: Mystery, Ghosts Stories and Hunted Houses, (Scary) Woman
Murder by Death
Thanks! I've added it to the list. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
One more for this year's bingo, as the definition of "haunted houses" includes "haunted locations":

Medieval Murderers (author group) -- Hill of Bones. Not sure that it actually also involves a ghost.
Ani's Book Abyss
I'm reading all three of the 'In the Garden' books by Nora Roberts for Bingo, and I'm guessing they would fit both 'Haunted Houses' and 'Ghosts'. Definitely 'Ghosts' as the summary suggests as much:

Blue Dahlia (ISBN: 9780749935337)
Black Rose (ISBN: 9780739453827)
Red Lily (ISBN: 9780515139402)

Since I haven't actually read these books, someone may correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks! And also, these will also definitely count as Romantic Suspense, if we still need books for that list as well.
Murder by Death
I added Blue Dahlia as the first in the trilogy; when I know a series, I'm just including the first one so I can keep the list concise.

Thanks and if you know of any others please let me know. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Copied from the comments section of Moonlight Reader's suggestions post (http://moonlightreader.booklikes.com/post/1591111/a-few-bingo-suggestions):

Elentarri's Book Blog
The Bell at Sealey Head [by Patricia McKillip] can be used as a haunted house. It's also short.
Murder by Death
Added!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Medieval Murderers: "House of Shadows" and "Hill of Bones" (or did you add them already and I missed them?)
Murder by Death
They don't sound familiar (although I might have skimmed over them b/c I didn't realise Medieval Murders was the author), but either way, they're there now! :D
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you -- for all the additions!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
"The Little Stranger" (Sarah Waters) is on the list twice.
Murder by Death
Not any more. :D Thanks for catching it.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thanks for the swift cleanup! :)
Lora's Rants and Reviews
I highly recommend the Jason Crane series. I'll be reading the third book this year.

First one is
SLEEPY HOLLOW: Rise Headless and Ride
by Richard Gleaves
Murder by Death
added
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Frederick Marryat - The Phantom Ship (9781845882068)
Murder by Death
Added :)
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Oooh! I like the sound of that!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Perhaps more action and romance than character development (hey, it's early 19th century gothic), but written by a genuine former sailor ... and it's even got a werewolf subplot.
Lora's Rants and Reviews
I've just looked up the author and acquired several of his books! So cool that classic literature is so often free!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Yes! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Books from Halloween Bingo 2018 participant reading plan lists posted to date:

Ghosts of Tsavo by Vered Ehsani (9781508762041)
Trapped in Room 217 by Thomas Kingsley Troupe (9781631632167)
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab (9781407192765)
Murder by Death
9781631632167 and 9781407192765 not in database. Added via title.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
More books from the participants' reading plan lists -- including unassigned / "free square" / "wild card" books that would fit this category:

Haunted World War II by Matthew L. Swayne (9780738755793)
The Ghost in the Glass House by Carey Wallace (9780544336186)
Ghost Horse by Patricia Rosemoor (9780373228584)
Silence of the Dead by Simone St. James (9780451419484)
The Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James (9780451419491)
Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James (9780451476197)
Elizabeth by Ken Greenhall (9781943910670)
BrokenTune
Elizabeth by Ken Greenhall is a ghost story? I did not know that.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
She sees a ghost in her mirror ...
Murder by Death
9780738755793 is not in the database. Added via title.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
It actually is in the database, just under the ISBN-10 (0738755796) -- I added the ISBN-13. Can now be added to the list for real ... (sigh).
Murder by Death
Added - and now I know the search is strictly one or the other ISBNs, which I guess makes sense.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Yeah -- as far as that is concerned, it works strictly like the search function on your bookshelves, even though for title and author search it doesn't. (And FWIW I wish the bookshelf search would allow for misspellings and author / title combinations, too.)
Murder by Death
Yeah that shelf search is a strict sob... even punctuation! On the other hand, there are times when I wish the general search was stricter, ie books with a short string of common words, books with numbers in the title, or books with a lot of articles in the title (b/c search tosses out 'the' 'a' etc.)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
That's true, too. Used to be, ISBN was your friend to get around that, but as we've seen, that's seriously becoming an issue in turn ...

I really wish they'd just kick Amazon and switch to another provider, period.
Nighttime Reading Center
The Christmas Gate by T.A Cline and The Christmas Gate 2 by T.A. Cline should work for Ghosts and Hanuted house as their is light form that comes and give visions in both books and it disappears.. (http://booklikes.com/the-christmas-gate-t-a-cline-patricia-cline-cohen/book,13932647 - The Christmas Gate) and (http://booklikes.com/the-christmas-gate-2-t-a-cline/book,13932648 - The Christmas Gate 2)
Murder by Death
Added.
Lora's Rants and Reviews
A Christmas Tale by Austin Crawley. 978-1522753513

A take-off of Dickens' A Christmas Carol with three women doing a seance to raise the ghosts from his book.

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