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Reading list: Halloween Book Bingo - Supernatural square

Created by: Murder by Death

This category on the Halloween Bingo is almost a gimme square: most of the other categories include or imply some variation of "Supernatural" (witches, ghosts, vampires, magic).

To keep this list from being largely a repeat of the other bingo lists, I'm going to stick with supernatural books that *don't* include witches, ghosts, vampires, or werewolves in the main premise. They might show up now and again, but these will be books that are oriented toward psychical talents and malevolence (and zombies).

NOTE: The focus of this list is NOT the limitations of the bingo square itself: anything 'Supernatural' will qualify for the bingo.

Please leave any recommendations in the comments below and I'll add them to the list asap.

Books: 106

1.
Firestarter - Stephen King
Firestarter
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2.
Carrie - Stephen King
Carrie
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3.
The Monstrumologist - Rick Yancey
The Monstrumologist
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Discount Armageddon - Seanan McGuire
Discount Armageddon
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London Falling - Paul Cornell
London Falling
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Fated - Benedict Jacka
Fated
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The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus
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8.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Seth Grahame-Smith
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
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9.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
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Carrion Comfort - Dan Simmons
Carrion Comfort
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Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye - Victoria Laurie
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye
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Mayhem - Sarah Pinborough
Mayhem
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Deathnote Vol. 1 (in Japanese) (French Edition) - Tsugumi Ohba
Deathnote Vol. 1 (in Japanese) (French Edition)
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First Grave on the Right - Darynda Jones
First Grave on the Right
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Death, Doom and Detention - Darynda Jones
Death, Doom and Detention
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Mr. Monster - Dan Wells
Mr. Monster
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The Rook - Daniel O'Malley
The Rook
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18.
Blood of the Demon - Rosalie Lario
Blood of the Demon
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19.
Someone in the House - Barbara Michaels
Someone in the House
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20.
The Pale Horse - Agatha Christie
The Pale Horse
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21.
Hell House - Richard Matheson
Hell House
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22.
The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster - Scott Wilbanks
The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster
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23.
The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde
The Eyre Affair
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24.
Mort - Terry Pratchett
Mort
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25.
Angelfall - Susan Ee
Angelfall
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26.
Dogs and Goddesses - Lani Diane Rich, Anne Stuart, Jennifer Crusie, Lucy March
Dogs and Goddesses
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27.
The Clairvoyant Countess - Dorothy Gilman
The Clairvoyant Countess
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28.
Kaleidoscope - Dorothy Gilman
Kaleidoscope
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29.
An Angel to Die for - Mignon F. Ballard
An Angel to Die for
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30.
Truly, Madly - Heather Webber
Truly, Madly
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31.
A Veiled Deception - Annette Blair
A Veiled Deception
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32.
Written in Red - Anne Bishop
Written in Red
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33.
The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Fellowship of the Ring
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34.
The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit
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35.
Seraphina - Rachel Hartman
Seraphina
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36.
Anne McCaffrey's Dragonflight #1 - Brynne Stephens, Lela Dowling, Cynthia Martin, Anne McCaffrey
Anne McCaffrey's Dragonflight #1
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37.
Empire of Ivory - Naomi Novik
Empire of Ivory
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38.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
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39.
Eragon - Christopher Paolini
Eragon
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40.
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - Michael Chabon
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
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41.
The Round House - Louise Erdrich
The Round House
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42.
Busy Monsters: A Novel - William Giraldi
Busy Monsters: A Novel
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43.
Gold Fame Citrus - Claire Vaye Watkins
Gold Fame Citrus
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44.
The Buried Giant - Kazuo Ishiguro
The Buried Giant
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45.
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot - Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventure of the Devil's Foot
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The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles
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47.
Melmoth the Wanderer - Charles Robert Maturin, Victor Sage
Melmoth the Wanderer
Note: Can also be used for:
Gothic square
Classic Horror square
Genre: Horror square
Dark and Stormy Night square
48.
Goblin Market - Christina Rossetti
Goblin Market
Note: Can also be used for:
Gothic square
Scary Women Authors square
49.
Krabat - Otfried Preußler
Krabat
Note: Can also be used for:
YA Horror square
50.
Fool on the Hill - Matt Ruff
Fool on the Hill
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51.
Lords and Ladies (Discworld, #14) - Terry Pratchett
Lords and Ladies (Discworld, #14)
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52.
A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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The Tempest - William Shakespeare
The Tempest
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54.
A Game Of Thrones: Lettered (Song Of Ice And Fire) - George R.R. Martin
A Game Of Thrones: Lettered (Song Of Ice And Fire)
Note: This one is arguable more fantasy than the rest, but it does have a zombie like species.
55.
Letters To The Damned - Austin Crawley
Letters To The Damned
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56.
The Book of Atrix Wolfe - Patricia A. McKillip
The Book of Atrix Wolfe
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57.
Company Of Liars - Karen Maitland
Company Of Liars
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58.
The Owl Killers - Karen Maitland
The Owl Killers
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59.
Tales from the Perilous Realm - J.R.R. Tolkien
Tales from the Perilous Realm
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60.
Dance Hall of the Dead - Tony Hillerman
Dance Hall of the Dead
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61.
Skinwalkers - Tony Hillerman
Skinwalkers
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The Ghostway - Tony Hillerman
The Ghostway
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63.
The Shaman Sings - James D. Doss
The Shaman Sings
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Grandmother Spider - James D. Doss
Grandmother Spider
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65.
White Shell Woman: A Charlie Moon Mystery (Charlie... - James D. Doss
White Shell Woman: A Charlie Moon Mystery (Charlie Moon Mysteries)
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66.
The Shaman Laughs - James D. Doss
The Shaman Laughs
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67.
While the Light Lasts - Agatha Christie
While the Light Lasts
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68.
Mrs. Zant and the Ghost - Wilkie Collins, Gillian Anderson
Mrs. Zant and the Ghost
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Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders - Neil Gaiman
Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders
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Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions - Neil Gaiman
Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions
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71.
American Gods: A Novel - Neil Gaiman
American Gods: A Novel
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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Ag... - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving, Tom Mison
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
The Turn of the Screw
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Hearts in Atlantis - Stephen King
Hearts in Atlantis
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The Green Mile - Stephen King
The Green Mile
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77.
Voices from the Other World: Ancient Egyptian Tale... - Naguib Mahfouz, Raymond Stock
Voices from the Other World: Ancient Egyptian Tales
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78.
The Phantom Ship (1839), by Frederick Marryat (Go... - Frederick Marryat
The Phantom Ship (1839), by Frederick Marryat (Gothic novel ): Captain Frederick Marryat
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The House on the Strand - Daphne du Maurier
The House on the Strand
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The Cabinet of Curiosities - Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
The Cabinet of Curiosities
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The Dykemaster - Theodor Storm
The Dykemaster
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Darkness on the Edge of Town - Brian Keene
Darkness on the Edge of Town
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83.
My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel - Grady Hendrix
My Best Friend's Exorcism: A Novel
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84.
Old Eyes (The Marked World) (Volume 1) -... Old Eyes (The Marked World) (Volume 1) - Danyal Fryer
Old Eyes (The Marked World) (Volume 1)
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NOS4A2 - Joe Hill
NOS4A2
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86.
St. Patrick's Gargoyle - Katherine Kurtz
St. Patrick's Gargoyle
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A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore
A Dirty Job
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88.
Library of Souls - Ransom Riggs
Library of Souls
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89.
Anansi Boys - Neil Gaiman
Anansi Boys
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Riddle-Master: The Complete Trilogy - Patricia A. McKillip
Riddle-Master: The Complete Trilogy
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The Forgotten Beasts of Eld - Patricia A. McKillip
The Forgotten Beasts of Eld
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The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories - Nnedi Okorafor, Patricia Hermes, K.J. Parker, Kamila Shamsie, Jamal Mahjoub, Catherine King, Kuzhali Manickavel, Monica Byrne, Kirsty Logan, E.J. Swift, J.Y. Yang, Usman T. Malik, Sophia Al-Maria, Jared Shurin, Claire North, Neil Gaiman, James Smythe, Maria Dahvana Headl
The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories
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93.
The Phantom Ship - Frederick Marryat
The Phantom Ship
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94.
Rosemary and Rue - Seanan McGuire
Rosemary and Rue
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95.
John Peters in the land of Demons - A.H. Matai
John Peters in the land of Demons
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96.
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell - Susanna Clarke
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
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97.
A Night in the Lonesome October - Gahan Wilson, James Warhola, Roger Zelazny
A Night in the Lonesome October
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98.
Strange Practice - Vivian Shaw
Strange Practice
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Iron and Magic - Ilona Andrews
Iron and Magic
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100.
The Hunger - Alma Katsu
The Hunger
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Daughters of Darkness Volume Three : A Gallery Gir... - Gallery Girls Artists
Daughters of Darkness Volume Three : A Gallery Girls Book
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102.
Cold Days - Jim Butcher
Cold Days
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103.
The Child Thief - Brom
The Child Thief
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104.
Carpe Jugulum (Discworld, #23) - Terry Pratchett
Carpe Jugulum (Discworld, #23)
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105.
Elizabeth: A Novel of the Unnatural - Jonathan Janz, Ken Greenhall, Jessica Hamilton
Elizabeth: A Novel of the Unnatural
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106.
Stars of Fortune - Nora Roberts
Stars of Fortune
Note: Entire trilogy qualifies.
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Arthur Conan Doyle: "The Devil's Foot" (ISBN 13: 9781438514840; ISBN 10: 1438514840) and "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (ISBN 13: 9780451528018; ISBN 10: 0451528018) (unless you consider the Hound a ghost, in which case it ought to go on that particular list ... in addition to all the other lists where it is already, that is.)
C.R. Maturin: "Melmoth, the Wanderer" (ISBN 13: 9780140447613; ISBN 10: 014044761X) -- also for "Gothic," "Classic Horror," "Genre: Horror," and "Dark and Stormy Night."
Christina Rossetti: "Goblin Market" (ISBN 13: 9780811816496; ISBN 10: 0811816494) -- also for "Gothic" and "Scary Women Authors"
Otfried Preußler: "Krabat" (aka "The Satanic Mill") (ISBN 13: 9783522144100; ISBN 10: 3522144104) -- YA, so would also work for "YA Horror"
Murder by Death
Added - thanks!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank *you*!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thinking of zombies -- if you include those, arguably George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" would qualify for the "Supernatural" square, too. "The Others" / "The White Walkers" are a mighty zombie-like species. (Don't know whether the inclusion of dragons would make a book qualify, though. If those are enough, half the entire canon of fantasy literature would fit this square.)

Also, looking at the other end of the spectrum, there are
-- good fairies and elves in Matt Ruff's "Fool on the Hill" (ISBN 13: 9780802135353; ISBN 10: 0802135358)
-- and very bad elves in Terry Pratchett's "Lords and Ladies" (ISBN 13: 9780552138918; ISBN 10: 0552138916), which is part of the "Witches" subset, so it would obviously also qualify for that particular square.

And then ... I don't know if anybody besides me would be nutty enough to read Shakespeare for a bingo game, but just in case, the Bard's two plays with supernatural elements (other than "Macbeth": witches) are
* "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (ISBN 13: 9780743477543; ISBN 10: 0743477545) -- fairies and elves
* and "The Tempest" (ISBN 13: 9780743482837; ISBN 10: 0743482832) -- Ariel, the spirit; and Prospero's magic gifts.
Murder by Death
I added those you included ISBNs for (even the Shakespeare - totally supernatural, imo). The dragons are a fine line, I agree, but they are magical, which by definition is supernatural, so I included the ones that didn't scream "fantasy".

I was really just aiming at not making this list a duplicate of the others, and offer the bingo players a wide variety of choices.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you, and I totally agree on your approach (incidentally, when I mentioned dragons I was thinking of G.R.R. Martin, too, since dragons are sort of crucial to the series). Anyway, in case anyone is using it for the bingo, the ISBNs for the first book are ISBN 13: 9781892065308 and ISBN 10: 1892065304.
Murder by Death
Added with a note about the zombies. :D
Lora's Rants and Reviews
One I really enjoyed last year was Letters to the Damned by Austin Crawley. Very supernatural and only around 200 pages!
Murder by Death
Added! :)
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:
Patricia A McKillip also has a whole bunch of short stand-alone novels that cover all sorts of topics, usually with some sort of paranormal/mystical/magical bent.
[...]
All of them are good, especially the Riddle-Master Trilogy.
[...]
Atrix Wolfe by McKillip has a sort of shape shifting wolf thing in it. Nearly all her books have some sort of sorceress/sorcerer/witch/wizard in it. Od Magic is a good one if you want a wizard/sorcerer and a magic school.

Linda Hilton:
Jennifer Roberson has a whole series on shapeshifters, the Cheysuli, but I don't know if there are any wolves in it.
Murder by Death
Added the ATrix Wolfe, although I couldn't tell which books were part of the riddle master trilogy. Same with Roberson - she has too many and none of them seem to mention the Cheysuli in the titles.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
There's an omnibus volume of the Riddle Master trilogy -- ISBN 9780441005963.

Maybe Linda or someone else who knows the series can help with Jennifer Roberson's Cheysuli books?
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Karen Maitland: "The Owl Killers", "Company of Liars"
J.R.R. Tolkien: "Tales from the Perilous Realm"
Tony Hillerman: "The Ghostway", "Skinwalker", "Dance Hall of the Dead"
James D. Doss: "The Shaman Laughs", "The Shaman Sings", "Grandmother Spider", "White Shell Woman"
Agatha Christie: "While the Light Lasts"
Wilkie Collins: "The Ghost and Mrs. Zant"
Neil Gaiman: "Fragile Things", "Smoke and Mirrors", "American Gods"
Neil Gaiman / Terry Pratchett: "Good Omens"
Washington Irving: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
Henry James: "The Turn of the Screw"
Stephen King: "Hearts in Atlantis", "The Green Mile"
Naguib Mahfouz: "Voices from the Other World"
Frederick Marryat: "The Phantom Ship" -- also qualifies as "gothic"
Daphne du Maurier: "The House on the Strand"
Douglas Preston / Lincoln Child: "The Cabinet of Curiosities"
Otfried Preussler: "Krabat" -- also for "Chilling Children"
Theodor Storm: "The Dykemaster" ("Der Schimmelreiter") -- also qualifies as "gothic"
Murder by Death
Added!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Oops, now I see "Krabat" is on the list twice. Sorry, my bad!
Murder by Death
Fixed. ;)
Elentarri's Book Blog
I just started a book titled St Patrick's Gargoyle by Katherine Kurtz. It's only 240 pages, has a gargoyle (for the monster or supernatural square) and he also does some sleuthing (amateur sleuth square?).
Murder by Death
I couldn't find this one in the database - do you have an ISBN by any chance?
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
ISBN 9780441009053, I think (Elentarri?).
Elentarri's Book Blog
ISBN. 978-1-1012-0800-7 Publisher is ACE Published 2001

This book fits the supernatural square is several ways and its pretty good without being gory or horrifying. No sex.
the book is set in Dublin, Ireland just before Christmas (for Christmas Bingo?)and makes use of various churches and one "castle"as settings.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Yup. Same book, judging by the description -- the ISBN I mentioned is the MMP that Amazon currently defaults to.

It does sound like a cute little book -- perfect both for the Halloween bingo and for a pre-Christmas read!

From the description, I'd definitely also say it qualifies for "amateur sleuth" in the bingo.
Murder by Death
Added it - thanks to both of you for that. :)
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Christmas Bingo? That sounds interesting. I wonder how many different types of holiday books could be found for that? Perhaps bring in the different cultural holidays as well as different approaches to Christmas stories!
Murder by Death
I love the idea of the multicultural holiday bingo - I could easily fill a bingo card with Christmas books, but a multi winter holiday card would be both fun and challenging. And hell on my TBR. ;)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Oh yes -- don't even bring up the TBR context here ...

25 holiday stories / books from all over the world *would* make for a great bingo. Or, heck, just something of the (more reduced) size of the "12 Tasks of the Holiday Season" version from last year ...
Lora's Rants and Reviews
A 9 square perhaps? A quick Google search yesterday told me that while Hannukah can easily be found and various Pagan holidays, Islam isn't aligned with the same dating system, not even loosely. And the holiday books that exist tend to be for small children.
XOX
The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
Murder by Death
Added.
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Anansi Boys by Gaiman
Murder by Death
Thanks for catching that duplicate!

Added Anansi Boys. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Patricia McKillip - The Riddle Master (9780441005963)
Patricia McKillip - The Forgotten Beasts of Eld (9781473212039)
Various Authors - The Djinn Falls in Love, and Other Stories (9781781084168)
Frederick Marryat - The Phantom Ship (9781845882068)
Murder by Death
Added. :)
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
Seanan McGuire - Rosemary and Rue (0756405718). Fae.
Murder by Death
Added. :)
Lora's Rants and Reviews
I've got John Peters In The Land Of Demons by A.H.Matai this year. One of my Netgalley reads.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
ISBN for John Peters In The Land Of Demons by A.H.Matai: 978-1304206343

Additional books from Halloween Bingo 2018 participant reading plan lists posted to date:

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (9781408856888)
A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny (9781911440864)
Strange Practice by Vivian Shaw (9780356508870)
Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews (9781721618804)
The Hunger by Alma Katsu (9780525536277)
Daughters of Darkness by Various Authors (9780865620353)
Murder by Death
Thanks TA - They're all added. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you, you're a star! :)
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:

Cold Days by Jim Butcher (9780451419125)
Stars of Fortune by Nora Roberts (9780515155907) -- and the other 2 books of the Guardians Trilogy would work here as well, probably.
The Child Thief by Brom (9780061671340)
Carpe Jugulum by Terry Pratchett (9780552146159)
Elizabeth by Ken Greenhall (9781943910670)
Murder by Death
9780515155907 isn't in the database, although I was able to find it via title.

Added.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you, and sorry!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
More from the participants' "reading plans" posts:

A Strange Hymn by Laura Thalassa (9781974677368)
-- also "The Bargainer", book 1: "Rhapsodic" (9781541130852)
Catskinner’s Book by Misha Burnett (9781479179732)
Salvage: a Ghost Story by Duncan Ralston (9781533405647)
The Reaper’s Daughter by K. M. Randall (9781988256238)
The Liminal People by Ayize Jama-Everett (9781931520331)
The Nun’s Dragon by Christine Emmert (9781507768198)
Wyrmhole by Jay Caselberg (9781977053046)
The Queen is Dead by Kate Locke (9780356501444)
-- also "Immortal Empire", book 1: "God Save the Queen" (9780356501437)
The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (9780552124751)
Thief of Time by Terry Pratchett (9780552148405)
The Prayer of the Night Shepherd by Phil Rickman (9780857890146)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Next batch from the participants' "reading plans" posts:

The Siren and the Specter by Jonathan Janz (9781787580053)
Possessing the Witch by Elle James (9780263254105)

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