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Created by: Murder by Death

Any mystery, suspense, horror or supernatural book written by a woman.. That means this list should be a long one.

If I know for certain how these books also qualify for other bingo squares, I've included it in the notes.

Please add your recommendations in the comments below and I'll get them added asap.

Books: 117

1.
The Winter Witch - Paula Brackston
The Winter Witch
Note: Witches.
2.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown - Holly Black
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Note: Zombies
3.
Lycan Unleashed - Tiffany Allee
Lycan Unleashed
Note: Vampires
Werewolves
4.
A Heartless Design - Elizabeth Cole
A Heartless Design
Note:
5.
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
The Haunting of Hill House
Note: Horror, Genre
6.
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Frankenstein
Note: Horror, Classic
7.
Wait Till Helen Comes - Mary Downing Hahn
Wait Till Helen Comes
Note:
8.
Down a Dark Hall - Lois Duncan
Down a Dark Hall
Note:
9.
Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison
Song of Solomon
Note:
10.
The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
The Sugar Queen
Note: Magical Realism
11.
Bone Gap - Laura Ruby
Bone Gap
Note:
12.
The Museum of Extraordinary Things - Alice Hoffman
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Note:
13.
The Accident Season - Moïra Fowley-Doyle
The Accident Season
Note:
14.
The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Boys
Note:
15.
The House of the Spirits - Isabel Allende
The House of the Spirits
Note: Magical Realism
16.
Beyond The Veil (The Veil Series, #1) - Pippa DaCosta
Beyond The Veil (The Veil Series, #1)
Note:
17.
Donners of the Dead - Karina Halle
Donners of the Dead
Note:
18.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Note: Witches
Paranormal
Halloween
Fall
19.
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus
Note:
20.
Chills - Mary SanGiovanni
Chills
Note:
21.
I Know What You Did Last Summer - Lois Duncan
I Know What You Did Last Summer
Note: Horror
22.
The Little Stranger - Sarah Waters
The Little Stranger
Note:
23.
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Rebecca
Note: Gothic
Horror
24.
Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
Wuthering Heights
Note: Gothic.
25.
The Yellow Wallpaper - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Elaine Hedges
The Yellow Wallpaper
Note: Horror.
26.
Discount Armageddon - Seanan McGuire
Discount Armageddon
Note: Paranormal.
27.
The Hollow Hills - Mary Stewart
The Hollow Hills
Note: Gothic.
28.
Window on the Square - Phyllis A. Whitney
Window on the Square
Note: Gothic.
29.
The Bat - Mary Roberts Rhinehart
The Bat
Note: Murder Most Foul
30.
Aunt Dimity's Death - Nancy Atherton
Aunt Dimity's Death
Note: Ghost
Cozy
31.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Note:
32.
Cover Her Face - P.D. James
Cover Her Face
Note:
33.
Murder in Mesopotamia - Agatha Christie
Murder in Mesopotamia
Note: Mystery.
34.
Strong Poison - Dorothy L. Sayers, Natacha Ledwidge
Strong Poison
Note: Mystery.
35.
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Secret History
Note:
36.
Southern Ghost - Carolyn G. Hart
Southern Ghost
Note: Graveyard.
Mystery.
37.
Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier
Jamaica Inn
Note: Gothic
38.
Frenchman's Creek - Daphne du Maurier, Julie Myerson
Frenchman's Creek
Note:
39.
The House on the Strand - Daphne du Maurier
The House on the Strand
Note:
40.
Bloodmark - Aurora Whittet
Bloodmark
Note:
41.
The Cry of the Owl - Patricia Highsmith
The Cry of the Owl
Note:
42.
Strangers on a Train - Patricia Highsmith
Strangers on a Train
Note:
43.
The Forbidden Game: The Hunter; The Chase; The Kil... - L.J. Smith
The Forbidden Game: The Hunter; The Chase; The Kill
Note:
44.
Death and the Girl He Loves - Darynda Jones
Death and the Girl He Loves
Note: Chilling Children
45.
With Malice - Eileen Cook
With Malice
Note:
46.
Nine Coaches Waiting (Rediscovered Classics) - Sandra Brown, Mary Stewart
Nine Coaches Waiting (Rediscovered Classics)
Note: Gothic
47.
The Devil's Footprints - Amanda Stevens
The Devil's Footprints
Note:
48.
Circus of Horrors - Carole Gill
Circus of Horrors
Note: Horror
49.
Bodies of Water - V. H. Leslie
Bodies of Water
Note:
50.
Brother - Ania Ahlborn
Brother
Note:
51.
Written in Red - Anne Bishop
Written in Red
Note: Werewolves
Vampires
52.
Doll Bones - Holly Black
Doll Bones
Note:
53.
The Keeper - Sarah Langan
The Keeper
Note:
54.
Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef (Gods and Monsters) - Cassandra Khaw
Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef (Gods and Monsters)
Note:
55.
Harbinger of the Storm - Aliette de Bodard
Harbinger of the Storm
Note:
56.
The Lottery and Other Stories - Shirley Jackson
The Lottery and Other Stories
Note: Horror
57.
Houses of Stone - Barbara Michaels
Houses of Stone
Note: Gothic
58.
Hotel Transylvania - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Hotel Transylvania
Note:
59.
The Sculptress - Minette Walters
The Sculptress
Note:
60.
The Shape of Snakes - Minette Walters
The Shape of Snakes
Note:
61.
The Breaker - Minette Walters
The Breaker
Note:
62.
The Ice House - Minette Walters
The Ice House
Note:
63.
A Dark-Adapted Eye - Barbara Vine, Ruth Rendell
A Dark-Adapted Eye
Note:
64.
Gallowglass - Barbara Vine, Ruth Rendell
Gallowglass
Note:
65.
The Blood Doctor - Barbara Vine, Ruth Rendell
The Blood Doctor
Note:
66.
The Mermaids Singing - Val McDermid
The Mermaids Singing
Note:
67.
The Wire In The Blood - Val McDermid
The Wire In The Blood
Note:
68.
A Place Of Execution - Val McDermid
A Place Of Execution
Note:
69.
A Great Deliverance - Elizabeth George
A Great Deliverance
Note:
70.
The ABC Murders - Agatha Christie
The ABC Murders
Note:
71.
A Taste for Death - P.D. James
A Taste for Death
Note:
72.
Death In Holy Orders (Adam Dalgliesh, #11) - P.D. James, Charles Keating
Death In Holy Orders (Adam Dalgliesh, #11)
Note:
73.
Half of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Half of a Yellow Sun
Note:
74.
Sanctum - Denise Mina
Sanctum
Note:
75.
Daddy Won't Kill You (An Occult Horror) - Caroline Gebbie
Daddy Won't Kill You (An Occult Horror)
Note:
76.
The Devil Crept In - Ania Ahlborn
The Devil Crept In
Note:
77.
Sleep Tight - Rachel Abbott
Sleep Tight
Note:
78.
The Circular Staircase - Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Circular Staircase
Note:
79.
The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes
The Shining Girls
Note:
80.
Dark Shadows 2: The Salem Branch - Lara Parker
Dark Shadows 2: The Salem Branch
Note:
81.
A Game for the Living: A Virago Modern Classic (Vi... - Patricia Highsmith
A Game for the Living: A Virago Modern Classic (Virago Modern Classics)
Note:
82.
The Witchcraft of Salem Village - Shirley Jackson
The Witchcraft of Salem Village
Note:
83.
Their Lost Daughters - Joy Ellis
Their Lost Daughters
Note:
84.
Triptych - Karin Slaughter
Triptych
Note:
85.
Blindsighted - Karin Slaughter
Blindsighted
Note:
86.
Eva's Eye (Inspector Sejer Mystery) - Karin Fossum
Eva's Eye (Inspector Sejer Mystery)
Note:
87.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson, Thomas Ott, Jonathan Lethem
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Note:
88.
The Last Man - Mary Shelley
The Last Man
Note:
89.
Deep Water - Gillian Flynn, Patricia Highsmith
Deep Water
Note:
90.
The Death of Mrs. Westaway - Ruth Ware
The Death of Mrs. Westaway
Note:
91.
Shell Game - Sara Paretsky
Shell Game
Note:
92.
Devil May Care - Elizabeth Peters
Devil May Care
Note:
93.
Real Murders (An Aurora Teagarden Mystery #1) - Charlaine Harris
Real Murders (An Aurora Teagarden Mystery #1)
Note: Whole series qualifies.
94.
Key of Light - Nora Roberts
Key of Light
Note: Whole trilogy qualifies.
95.
Morrigan's Cross - Nora Roberts
Morrigan's Cross
Note: Whole trilogy qualifies.
96.
A Study In Scarlet Women: The Lady Sherlock Series - Sherry Thomas
A Study In Scarlet Women: The Lady Sherlock Series
Note: Whole series qualifies.
97.
Slightly Shady - Amanda Quick
Slightly Shady
Note: Whole series qualifies.
98.
Midnight Exposure - Melinda Leigh
Midnight Exposure
Note:
99.
Desperate Girls - Laura Griffin
Desperate Girls
Note:
100.
Dying Scream - Mary Burton
Dying Scream
Note:
101.
The Cuckoo's Calling - Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling
The Cuckoo's Calling
Note:
102.
A Deadly Brew (A Tourist Trap Mystery) - Lynn Cahoon
A Deadly Brew (A Tourist Trap Mystery)
Note:
103.
Blood Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers) - Alexandra Sokoloff
Blood Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers)
Note:
104.
To Love and Be Wise - Josephine Tey
To Love and Be Wise
Note:
105.
Brat Farrar - Josephine Tey
Brat Farrar
Note:
106.
Miss Pym Disposes - Josephine Tey
Miss Pym Disposes
Note:
107.
The Singing Sands - Josephine Tey
The Singing Sands
Note:
108.
Edinburgh Twilight (Ian Hamilton Mysteries) - Carole Lawrence
Edinburgh Twilight (Ian Hamilton Mysteries)
Note: Whole series qualifies.
109.
This Rough Magic - Mary Stewart
This Rough Magic
Note:
110.
The Loving Spirit - Daphne du Maurier
The Loving Spirit
Note:
111.
Speedy Death - Gladys Mitchell
Speedy Death
Note: Whole series qualifies.
112.
A Borrowing of Bones - Paula Munier
A Borrowing of Bones
Note: Whole series qualifies.
113.
The Ex-Wife - Jess Ryder
The Ex-Wife
Note:
114.
Whiskey Beach - Nora Roberts
Whiskey Beach
Note:
115.
Otherwise Engaged - Amanda Quick
Otherwise Engaged
Note:
116.
Chasing Evil - Kylie Brant
Chasing Evil
Note: Whole series qualifies.
117.
Promise Not to Tell - Jayne Ann Krentz
Promise Not to Tell
Note:
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Daphne du Maurier: "Jamaica Inn" (ISBN 13: 9780380725397; ISBN 10: 0380725398) and probably also "Frenchman's Creek" (ISBN 13: 9781844080410; ISBN 10: 1844080412)
Murder by Death
Added! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you! :)
Linda Hilton
Daphne du Maurier "The House on the Strand." One of the creepiest of her books.

But I have to say I'm really disappointed that the scariest of all scary women authors isn't on this list -- ME! (ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, I'm only kidding.)
Murder by Death
Added. :)
Nighttime Reading Center
Book Title: Bloodmark
Author: Aurora Whittet
ISBN: 1940014018 (ISBN13: 9781940014012)
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Publish Date: November 1, 2013
Note: Werewolves
Murder by Death
Got it added, thanks!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
As per Elentarri's comments on MR's "suggestions" post, Patricia McKillip -- specifically, "Ombria in Shadow."
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Also, based on the reviews and status updates pertaining to a certain recent group read, I'd strongly argue that Patricia Highsmith's "Talented Mr. Ripley" has a place on this list ...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Further suggestions:
Minette Walters - "The Sculptress", "The Shape of Snakes", "The Breaker", "The Ice House"
Barbara Vine - "Gallowglass", "A Dark-Adapted Eye", "The Blood Doctor"
Val McDermid - "The Mermaids Singing", "Wire in the Blood", "A Place of Execution"
Elizabeth George - "A Great Deliverance"
Agatha Christie: "The A.B.C. Murders"
P.D. James: "A Taste for Death", "Death in Holy Orders"
Denise Mina: "Sanctum"
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "Half of a Yellow Sun"
Murder by Death
Added all except Sanctum - I could only get an uncovered French edition to appear in the search. Grrr...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Try 9781409135296. The cover of that one isn't right (I'm going to change it if I should get around to it today), but it's the edition I own.

And, thank you!

ETA (08/26): Cover fixed.
Murder by Death
Got it!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Patricia Highsmith - Game for the Living (9780349004921)
Shirley Jackson - The Witchcraft of Salem Village (9780394891767)
Joy Ellis - Their Lost Daughters (9781912106554)
Karin Slaughter - Will Trent series; first one is Tryptich (9780440242925) -- also works for "Modern Noir"
Karin Slaughter - Grant County series, first one is Blindsighted (9780099421771) -- also works for "Modern Noir"
Karin Fossum - Inspector Sejer series, first one is Eva's Eye (9780544227811) -- also works for "Modern Noir"
Murder by Death
Added! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you!
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
Shirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in the Castle. (0143039970)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Ooops, can't believe this wasn't on the list yet -- good call!
Murder by Death
Added! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Books from Halloween Bingo 2018 participant reading plan lists posted to date:

The Last Man by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (9780199552351)
Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith (9780349006260)
The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware (9781911215042)
Shell Game by Sara Paretsky (9781473624399)
Murder by Death
Added! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you! :)
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:

The Ex-Wife by Jess Ryder (9781786814050)
Devil May Care by Elizabeth Peters (9780062087799)
Real Murders by Charlaine Harris (9780425218716) -- the whole series will work here, obviously.
The Key of Light by Nora Roberts (9780515136289) -- and the other 2 books of the Key Trilogy.
Morrigan's Cross by Nora Roberts (9780515141658) -- and the other 2 books of the Circle Trilogy.
Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts (9780749958121)
A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas (9780425281406) -- again, the whole series works.
Slightly Shady by Amanda Quick (9780553583366) -- whole Lavinia Lake and Tobias March series.
Otherwise Engaged by Amanda Quick (9781594138287)
Midnight Exposure by Melinda Leigh (9781612184753)
Chasing Evil by Kylie Brant (9781477829844) -- whole Circle of Evil series.
Desperate Girls by Laura Griffin (9781501162411)
Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz (9780349415918)
Dying Scream by Mary Burton (9781420129083)
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling (9780316348645)
A Deadly Brew by Lynn Cahoon (ASIN: B078LNGPBJ)
Blood Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff (9781477822050)
To Love and Be Wise by Josephine Tey (9780099556749)
Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey (9780099536840)
Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey (9780099556695)
The Singing Sands by Josphine Tey (9780099556732)
The Last Post by B.K. Duncan (ASIN: B077CTDRQB)
Edinburgh Twilight by Carole Lawrence (9781477848814) -- entire Ian Hamilton series.
This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart (9781444720501)
The Loving Spirit by Daphne Du Maurier (9781844080939)
Speedy Death by Gladys Mitchell (9780099582267) -- again, whole Mrs. Bradley series.
A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier (9781250153036) -- and once more, the whole Mercy and Elvis series.
Murder by Death
Your genius at collation of information is staggeringly awesome. :)

The following ISBNs are not in the system yet (and I've seen the other lists' additions, and won't have time to add them):
9781786814050
9780749958121
9781594138287
9781477829844
9780349415918
Just FYI, as I was able to find the books by title search.

The following book doesn't seem to be in the system at all - could not find it either via ASIN/title.
The Last Post by B.K. Duncan (ASIN: B077CTDRQB)

Everything else is added.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Needed something to do to convince myself I wasn't procrastinating while sitting in the sun and watching sports all day ... :D (European Championships -- sorta "mini European olympics," including track & field, gymnastics, swimming, high diving, rowing and cycling, half of it in Glasgow and Edinburgh, the other half in Berlin.)

Thank you for dutifully adding everything I threw at you!! Including going the extra mile to collect the books for which I'd optimistically provided the ISBNs of what currently seem to be the editions that online sellers default to ... but which it turns out the BookLikes database doesn't include yet. FWIW, I've rectified that fact anyway -- including, incidentally, creating a record for "The Last Post" with the ASIN given (it seems to be a Kindle-only thing).
Murder by Death
Thank you!! I figured when things calmed down the list of ISBNs would make it easier for me to come back and add those records. Now that's one less thing I have to remember. :D
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Slow Sunday -- so I cleaned up the author records while I was at it. Well, some of them. I confess with some, I just went as far as combining the stragglers ...
Murder by Death
Sometimes that's all that can be asked without a bottle of gin in hand. (Agatha Christie broke me.)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
I still can't believe you even went near that one. Even if the DB is 1000%+ better as a result ...
Murder by Death
That was back in the 'naive librarian' days.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Super-diligent, more like ... :D

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