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Reading list: Halloween Book Bingo - Mystery Square

Created by: Murder by Death

The ultimate never-ending list. I will only add the first of any series. Additionally, I'll add those books that others have chosen for the Mystery category of Halloween Bingo.

My personal tastes are decidedly traditional/cozy, so please leave your book recommendations below in the comments and I'll add them asap.

For 2017 Bingo, any of these books would work for Murder Most Foul, while some may work for the other mystery squares; if I know a specific title will fit other squares, I've noted it in the notes section for that book.

Books: 105

1.
Cereal Killer - G.A. McKevett
Cereal Killer
Note: Cozy
2.
Ceremony in Death - J.D. Robb
Ceremony in Death
Note:
3.
The Secret History - Donna Tartt
The Secret History
Note:
4.
The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
The Thirteenth Tale
Note:
5.
The Cater Street Hangman - Anne Perry
The Cater Street Hangman
Note:
6.
Ordeal by Innocence - Agatha Christie
Ordeal by Innocence
Note: Cozy/traditional
7.
The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Note: Cozy/traditional
8.
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls - Lynn Weingarten
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls
Note:
9.
The Big Over Easy - Jasper Fforde
The Big Over Easy
Note: Cozy
10.
Secondhand Spirits - Juliet Blackwell
Secondhand Spirits
Note: Cozy, Paranormal, Witches
11.
In Deep Voodoo - Stephanie Bond
In Deep Voodoo
Note:
12.
The Blackhouse - Peter May
The Blackhouse
Note:
13.
The Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware
The Woman in Cabin 10
Note:
14.
Death on Demand - Carolyn Hart
Death on Demand
Note: Cozy/traditional
15.
The Murders in the Rue Morgue - Edgar Allan Poe
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
Note:
16.
Hard Magic - Laura Anne Gilman
Hard Magic
Note: Paranormal
17.
The White Magic Five & Dime - Steve Hockensmith, Lisa Falco
The White Magic Five & Dime
Note: Cozy
18.
Lowcountry Boil - Susan M. Boyer
Lowcountry Boil
Note: Cozy
19.
That Old Flame of Mine - J.J. Cook
That Old Flame of Mine
Note: Cozy
Paranormal
20.
If Fried Chicken Could Fly - Paige Shelton
If Fried Chicken Could Fly
Note: Cozy
Paranormal
21.
First Grave on the Right - Darynda Jones
First Grave on the Right
Note: Paranormal
22.
Moon Called - Patricia Briggs
Moon Called
Note: Paranormal
Werewolves
Vampires
23.
Them Bones - Carolyn Haines
Them Bones
Note: Cozy
Paranormal
24.
Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris
Dead Until Dark
Note: Paranormal
25.
Soulless - Gail Carriger, Gail Carriger
Soulless
Note: Paranormal
Vampires
Werewolves
26.
The Clairvoyant Countess - Dorothy Gilman
The Clairvoyant Countess
Note: Paranormal
Cozy/traditional
27.
Strong Poison - Dorothy L. Sayers
Strong Poison
Note: Cozy/traditional
28.
The Falls (Inspector Rebus, #12) - Ian Rankin
The Falls (Inspector Rebus, #12)
Note:
29.
The Lake Of Dead Languages - Carol Goodman
The Lake Of Dead Languages
Note:
30.
Knockdown - Dick Francis
Knockdown
Note:
31.
Heresy - S.J. Parris
Heresy
Note:
32.
The Janissary Tree - Jason Goodwin
The Janissary Tree
Note:
33.
Outsider in Amsterdam - Janwillem van de Wetering
Outsider in Amsterdam
Note:
34.
The Pyramid - Henning Mankell
The Pyramid
Note:
35.
The Late Show - Michael Connelly
The Late Show
Note:
36.
The Given Day - Dennis Lehane
The Given Day
Note:
37.
Live by Night - Dennis Lehane
Live by Night
Note:
38.
Broken Harbour - Tana French
Broken Harbour
Note:
39.
The Secret Place - Tana French
The Secret Place
Note:
40.
The Trespasser: A Novel - Tana French
The Trespasser: A Novel
Note:
41.
The Female Detective (British Library Crime Classi... - Andrew Forrester
The Female Detective (British Library Crime Classics)
Note: Traditional
42.
Six Against The Yard - Detection Club
Six Against The Yard
Note: Traditional
43.
Ask a Policeman - The Detection Club, Anthony Berkeley, Milward Kennedy, Gladys Mitchell, John Rhode, Dorothy L. Sayers, Helen de Guerry Simpson
Ask a Policeman
Note: Traditional
44.
Trent's Own Case (Philip Trent) - E.C. Bentley
Trent's Own Case (Philip Trent)
Note:
45.
Silent Nights - Martin Edwards
Silent Nights
Note:
46.
The Boy-Bishop's Glovemaker - Michael Jecks
The Boy-Bishop's Glovemaker
Note:
47.
The Chapel of Bones - Michael Jecks
The Chapel of Bones
Note:
48.
The Malice of Unnatural Death - Michael Jecks
The Malice of Unnatural Death
Note:
49.
The Butcher of St Peter's: (Knights Templar 19) (K... - Michael Jecks
The Butcher of St Peter's: (Knights Templar 19) (Knights Templar Mysteries (Headline))
Note:
50.
Death to the Landlords (The Felse Investigations) - Ellis Peters
Death to the Landlords (The Felse Investigations)
Note:
51.
The Case of the Deadly Toy (Perry Mason Mysteries - Erle Stanley Gardner
The Case of the Deadly Toy (Perry Mason Mysteries
Note: Traditional
52.
Some Buried Caesar - Rex Stout, Diane Mott Davidson
Some Buried Caesar
Note: Traditional
53.
Too Many Cooks - Rex Stout
Too Many Cooks
Note: Traditional
54.
Murder Most Foul - Barbara J. White
Murder Most Foul
Note:
55.
Murder Most Foul: The Killer and the American Goth... - Karen Halttunen
Murder Most Foul: The Killer and the American Gothic Imagination
Note:
56.
Murder Most Foul: Crimes From Canada And Around Th... - Max Haines
Murder Most Foul: Crimes From Canada And Around The World
Note:
57.
Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie
Murder on the Orient Express
Note: Cozy/traditional
58.
Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories - Agatha Christie
Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories
Note: Cozy/traditional
59.
Murder in Mesopotamia - Agatha Christie
Murder in Mesopotamia
Note: Cozy/traditional
60.
Endless Night - Agatha Christie
Endless Night
Note: Cozy/traditional
61.
The Thin Man - Dashiell Hammett
The Thin Man
Note: Noir
62.
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote
In Cold Blood
Note: True Crime
63.
The City and the City - China Miéville
The City and the City
Note:
64.
A Pinch of Poison - Claudia Bishop
A Pinch of Poison
Note: Cozy
65.
Sacred Treason - James Forrester
Sacred Treason
Note:
66.
The Germanicus Mosaic - Rosemary Rowe
The Germanicus Mosaic
Note:
67.
Clouds of Witness - Dorothy L. Sayers
Clouds of Witness
Note: Cozy/traditional
68.
The Harper's Quine - Pat McIntosh
The Harper's Quine
Note:
69.
The Cracked Spine - Paige Shelton
The Cracked Spine
Note: Cozy
70.
Why Shoot a Butler? - Georgette Heyer
Why Shoot a Butler?
Note: Cozy/traditional
71.
The Pilgrim of Hate - Ellis Peters
The Pilgrim of Hate
Note: Cozy/traditional
72.
The Wire In The Blood - Val McDermid
The Wire In The Blood
Note:
73.
The Severed Streets - Paul Cornell
The Severed Streets
Note:
74.
Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor - Stephanie Barron
Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor
Note:
75.
The Bishop's Pawn (A Marc Edwards Mystery Book 7) - Don Gutteridge
The Bishop's Pawn (A Marc Edwards Mystery Book 7)
Note:
76.
City of Stairs - Robert Jackson Bennett
City of Stairs
Note:
77.
Lessons in Love - Charlie Cochrane
Lessons in Love
Note:
78.
Death by Silver - Amy Griswold, Melissa Scott
Death by Silver
Note:
79.
Sweet Aswang - Anthony Hains
Sweet Aswang
Note:
80.
Brighton Belle - Sara Sheridan
Brighton Belle
Note:
81.
Every Secret Thing - Emma Cole, Susanna Kearsley
Every Secret Thing
Note:
82.
Hit and Run - Laura Griffin, Allison Brennan
Hit and Run
Note:
83.
Chasing Evil - Kylie Brant
Chasing Evil
Note:
84.
The Lotus Palace - Jeannie Lin
The Lotus Palace
Note:
85.
Touching Evil - Kay Hooper
Touching Evil
Note:
86.
The Singing Sands - Josephine Tey, Robert Barnard
The Singing Sands
Note:
87.
The Franchise Affair - Josephine Tey
The Franchise Affair
Note: Traditional
88.
Giants of the Frost - Kim Wilkins
Giants of the Frost
Note:
89.
A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark - Harry Connolly
A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark
Note:
90.
Blue Moon Rising - Simon R. Green
Blue Moon Rising
Note:
91.
Mulengro/romany Tale - Charles de Lint, David B. Mattingly
Mulengro/romany Tale
Note:
92.
Yarrow - Charles de Lint
Yarrow
Note:
93.
Faerie Tale: A Novel of Terror and Fantasy - Raymond E. Feist
Faerie Tale: A Novel of Terror and Fantasy
Note:
94.
Above the Paw - Diane Kelly
Above the Paw
Note: Cozy
95.
To Fetch a Thief - Spencer Quinn
To Fetch a Thief
Note:
96.
Bell, Book, and Murder: The Bast Mysteries - Rosemary Edghill
Bell, Book, and Murder: The Bast Mysteries
Note:
97.
Murder Most Foul...: The Collection - Derek Jacobi, Brian Cox, Edward Hardwicke, Jack Shepherd, Patrick Malahide, Various Authors
Murder Most Foul...: The Collection
Note:
98.
The Snowman: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence ... - Nesbo. Jo
The Snowman: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 5) by Nesbo. Jo ( 2010 ) Paperback
Note:
99.
A Murder in Time: A Novel - Julie McElwain
A Murder in Time: A Novel
Note:
100.
But for the Grace - Peter Grainger, Gildart Jackson
But for the Grace
Note:
101.
Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries - Martin Edwards, Various Authors
Resorting to Murder: Holiday Mysteries
Note:
102.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Note:
103.
Blue Lightning - Ann Cleeves
Blue Lightning
Note:
104.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Note:
105.
Prawn of the Dead (Lemon Layne Mystery) - Dakota Cassidy, Hollie Jackson
Prawn of the Dead (Lemon Layne Mystery)
Note:
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Comments

Comments:
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Dorothy L. Sayers's "Strong Poison" (ISBN 13: 9780061043505; ISBN 10: 0061043508) -- the first of the "Lord Peter and Harriet Vane" mysteries -- has a fairly lengthy and crucial scene towards the end that involves spritualism, an ouija board, and the (presumed) communication with ghosts.

In terms of more recent mystery writing, you can hardly get any more Halloween'ish than with Ian Rankin's "The Falls" (ISBN 13: 9780312982409; 0312982402), whose plot uses a (real) set of ritualistic mini-coffins discovered in Edinburgh in the ealy 19th century, and has overtones of body snatching à la Burke and Hare.

Carol Goodman's "The Lake of Dead Languages" (ISBN 10: 0099435594; ISBN 13: 978 0099435594) involves a legend of three sisters who drowned themselves and turned into rock(s).
Murder by Death
All added - I don't know how I missed Strong Poison, I distinctly remember fighting with the db to give me a decent edition... it must be on another list. :P
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
I suspected as much and cleaned up the Sayers entries in the DB today -- it *was* in a pretty big mess. (Tried to refer to the ISBNs for the standard editions of Sayers's work wherever I mentioned books of hers as possible additions on these lists.)
Murder by Death
You brave, brave woman. I tried getting through Christie's stuff and she broke me. :(
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
I believe that sight unseen. Precisely why I haven't dared tackling Christie yet myself!! Sayers wasn't too bad. But then, she's written *so much fewer* books than Christie!!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
As for this year's bingo -- these are some of the murder mysteries currently physically stacked up on my TBR that, at least at first glance, don't seem to fit any of the more specific squares:

Dick Francis - Knockdown
S.J. Parris - Heresy
Jason Goodwin - The Janissary Tree
Janwillem van de Wetering - Outsider in Amsterdam
Henning Mankell - The Pyramid
Michael Connelly - The Late Show
Dennis Lehane - The Given Day and Live by Night
Tana French - Broken Harbour, The Secret Place, and The Trespasser
Andrew Forrester - The Female Detective
The Detection Club - Six Against the Yard and Ask a Policeman
E.C. Bentley - Trent's Own Case (Philip Trent #2 -- the first Philip Trent book, which for reasons that become clear in the book, is called "Trent's Last Case", would of course also qualify for this square)
Martin Edwards / British Library - Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (Golden Age short story anthology)
Michael Jecks - The Boy-Bishop's Glovemaker, The Chapel of Bones, The Butcher of St. Peter's, and The Malice of Unnatural Death (all part of Jecks's "Knights Templar" series, which begins with "The Last Templar")
Ellis Peters - The Felse Investigations series
Erle Stanley Gardner - Perry Mason (various omnibus volumes)
Rex Stout - Some Buried Caesar and Too Many Cooks

... and an audio short story collection / anthology entitled Murder Most Foul!
Murder by Death
Added! (most of them at least...)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thanks so much!

Well, I guess this is the list that will tell us whether there's a 100 book limitation on reading lists ... :)

And go figure -- so many mysteries / mystery collections entitled "Murder Most Foul." Who'd have thunk! :D (The one I meant is this one: http://booklikes.com/murder-most-foul-the-collection-derek-jacobi-brian-cox-edward-hardwicke-jac/book,13866507 ... that's what I get from omitting the ISBN, of course. By all means leave the ones already there, though.)
Murder by Death
Ah hah! Got it - I searched and saw them all come up and figured I'll add a bunch and maybe I'll get the right one, lol.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you again! :)
Mary's Books
I love these lists that you are putting together, finding books that I know I will love and some of which I have waiting to read.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
I love how the DB comes alive with everybody updating their shelves in anticipation of the bingo! I just wish we'd have the ability to comment on those "blogger XYZ added / wants to read / updated ABC books" notations, just like we can comment on posts ...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
OK, one to test whether there's a 100-book limitation to these lists:

British Library / Martin Edwards: "Resorting to Murder" (ISBN 9780712357487) -- the second of the six BL / Edwards short story anthologies not to necessarily to fit any of the more specific bingo squares.
Murder by Death
Ta-da! We have 101 books!

:D
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Well, go figure. Woohee!
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
Might add the note of "true crime" to In Cold Blood.
Murder by Death
Done - good idea. :)
Bark at the Ghouls
Prawn of the Dead by Dakota Cassidy will fit Amateur Sleuth and Murder Most Foul.
Murder by Death
Added!

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