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Reading list: Halloween Book Bingo - In the Dark, Dark Woods

Created by: Murder by Death

These are book suggestions for the Halloween Bingo 2017 square "In the Dark, Dark Woods" defined by the game masters as:

"a mystery, suspense, horror or supernatural book in which a forest/woods plays a significant role, or which has a forest/woods on the cover."

If you have suggestions for this list, please leave the titles and ISBNs (if you have them) in the comments and they'll be added ASAP.

Books: 63

1.
In the Woods - Tana French
In the Woods
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Not in the Flesh - Ruth Rendell
Not in the Flesh
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The Lake of Dead Languages - Carol Goodman
The Lake of Dead Languages
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The Iron Hand of Mars - Lindsey Davis
The Iron Hand of Mars
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The Fifth Elephant - Terry Pratchett
The Fifth Elephant
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Forest of Memory - Mary Robinette Kowal
Forest of Memory
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Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton, Scott Brick
Jurassic Park
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Endless Night - Agatha Christie
Endless Night
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel - Neil Gaiman
The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel
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The Unyielding - Shelly Laurenston
The Unyielding
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Through the Woods - Emily Carroll
Through the Woods
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On the Night of the Seventh Moon - Victoria Holt
On the Night of the Seventh Moon
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The Hunter from the Woods - Robert McCammon
The Hunter from the Woods
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The Devil's Woods - Brian Moreland
The Devil's Woods
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The Haunted Forest Tour - Jeff Strand, James A. Moore
The Haunted Forest Tour
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Dark Hollow - Brian Keene
Dark Hollow
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Off Season - Jack Ketchum
Off Season
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Where the Wild Things Bite - Molly Harper
Where the Wild Things Bite
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Daughter of the Forest - Juliet Marillier
Daughter of the Forest
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Cloven Hooves - Megan Lindholm
Cloven Hooves
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In The Forests of Serre - Patricia A. McKillip
In The Forests of Serre
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The Forge in the Forest - Michael Scott Rohan
The Forge in the Forest
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Into the Forest - Jean Hegland
Into the Forest
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24.
Mythago Wood - Robert Holdstock
Mythago Wood
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The Vorrh - Brian Catling
The Vorrh
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Elven Star - Tracy Hickman, Margaret Weis
Elven Star
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Wheel of the Infinite - Martha Wells
Wheel of the Infinite
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The Doll Funeral - Kate Hamer
The Doll Funeral
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Gossip from the Forest - Sara Maitland
Gossip from the Forest
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30.
Boyhood Island : My Struggle, Book 3 (av Karl Ove ... - Karl Ove Knausgaard
Boyhood Island : My Struggle, Book 3 (av Karl Ove Knausgaard)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream - William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Our Endless Numbered Days - Claire Fuller
Our Endless Numbered Days
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Woodlands - Oliver Rackham
Woodlands
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Little Red Riding Hood - Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Daniel Egneus
Little Red Riding Hood
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The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
The Jungle Book
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In a Dark, Dark Wood - Ruth Ware
In a Dark, Dark Wood
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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood - Howard Pyle
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
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The Woods are Dark - Richard Laymon
The Woods are Dark
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Deep in the Darkness - Michael Laimo
Deep in the Darkness
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Ghost Walk - Brian Keene
Ghost Walk
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41.
Monster - Frank Peretti
Monster
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42.
The Babes in the Wood - Ruth Rendell
The Babes in the Wood
Note: Also works for Murder Most Foul
43.
In the Forest - Edna O'Brien
In the Forest
Note: Also works for Murder Most Foul and Serial Killer
44.
Dreamcatcher - Stephen King
Dreamcatcher
Note: Also works for Aliens
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The Sword in the Stone - T.H. White
The Sword in the Stone
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The Family Tree - Sheri S. Tepper
The Family Tree
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Wildwood Dancing - Juliet Marillier
Wildwood Dancing
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Heart's Blood - Juliet Marillier
Heart's Blood
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Castaways - Brian Keene
Castaways
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The Ritual - Adam Nevill
The Ritual
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Savage Woods - Mary SanGiovanni
Savage Woods
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In One Fell Swoop - Willow Rose
In One Fell Swoop
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The Devil's Pool - George Sand, Andrew Brown, Victoria Glendenning
The Devil's Pool
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The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories - Susanna Clarke, Charles Vess
The Ladies of Grace Adieu and Other Stories
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Uprooted - Naomi Novik
Uprooted
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Graphic Novel) - Bo Hampton, Tracey Hampton, Washington Irving
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Graphic Novel)
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Annihilation - Jeff VanderMeer
Annihilation
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River of Teeth - Sarah Gailey
River of Teeth
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The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains - Eddie Campbell, Neil Gaiman
The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains
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The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon - Stephen King
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
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Bird Box - Josh Malerman
Bird Box
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Still Life - Louise Penny
Still Life
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63.
The Virgin in the Ice: The Sixth Chronicle of Brot... - Ellis Peters
The Virgin in the Ice: The Sixth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
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Comments

Comments:
Tannat
I'm not sure whether The Iron Hand of Mars fits; I haven't read it yet. I included it in my list as a possibility because the description mentioned a forest. Has anyone read it who can confirm?
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
I haven't read it, either, but based on the description the key part of the plot happens to take place in my neck of the woods (TA ducks) -- on the banks of the Rhine and further to the north-west, in what is Westphalia today (including the Teutoburger Wald / Teutoburg Forst area).

Despite the vineyards there is still plenty of woodland along both banks of the Rhine, and from all I've read that was the case even more so in Roman times, including in the Mainz / Mayence area where Falco is headed ... and as for the Teutoburg Forest area, all I'll say is, "Varus, Varus, redde legiones" -- that was the wood-and-swampland where, in 9 A.D., Roman general Varus ingloriously lost a decisive battle to a bunch of German tribes commanded by a Cheruscan named Arminius.

So for all I'm concerned, I'd definitely say it qualifies -- though obviously I'd be willing to stand corrected by someone who has actually read the book and can say that they don't enter a single forest throughout the entire thing.
Tannat
Well I'm fairly sure that they're near a forest as you say; it's just that I haven't read it.
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
Have not read in some years, but I'm fairly certain it qualifies.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
A few more suggestions:

The Babes in the Wood - Ruth Rendell (also qualifies for "Murder Most Foul")
In the Forest - Edna O'Brien (also qualifies for "Murder Most Foul" and "Serial Killer")
Dreamcatcher - Stephen King (already on the "Aliens" list, I think)
The Sword in the Stone - T.H. White
The Family Tree - Sheri S. Tepper
Murder by Death
Added!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you!
Ani's Book Abyss
Just a couple:

Wildwood Dancing -- ISBN: 9780375833649
Heart's Blood -- ASIN: B002QBV8HU
Murder by Death
Added - thanks!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Commenting on BT's status update on "Indiana" (http://brokentune.booklikes.com/post/1592151/indiana-progress-update-i-ve-read-15), it occurs to me that Sand's "La mare au diable" ("The Devil's Pool" -- ISBN 9781843911050) would fit this square as well -- and also "Gothic".

Also: Susanna Clarke: "The Ladies of Grace Adieu"
Murder by Death
Added! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Yey! :)
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
Uprooted, by Naomi Novik. The principal villain is an enormous malevolent forest.
Murder by Death
Added!
Jennifer's Books
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is the one I'm using for this square.
Murder by Death
Added! :)
XOX
The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman
Murder by Death
Added. :)
XOX
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware because the title fits quite nicely.
Murder by Death
Already on the list. :)
XOX
Got it. Thanks.
The better to see you, my dear
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gorden, by Stephen King (girl lost in the woods)
Murder by Death
Added.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Based on OB's comments on her review of this book (http://oblue.booklikes.com/post/1593021/great-use-of-building-tension):
Josh Malerman - Bird Box (ISBN 9780062259653).
Murder by Death
Added!
Books, hockey, and a bucketful of snark
I've got How the Light Gets In on my wait list. It's set in Three Pines and a lot of the previous books in this series have used the woods at the edge of the village as a key setting for some of the action, and it seems as if this one does too "The apocalyptic clash between the forces of the two men takes place in the isolated village of Three Pines (the setting of some previous Gamache adventures). Three Pines is an Internet “dead zone,” a settlement out of time, consisting of a few houses and stores and a high population of eccentrics. It is there, in the middle of the snowy woods, dark and deep, that a quick moment of grace happens."

Pretty please, does this count as 'dark, dark woods'?
Murder by Death
I think it would - but for the bingo game itself, I'd definitely check with Moonlight Reader and Obsidian Blue to be sure. I know Moonlight Reader has read the series, so she should be able to tell you directly.

Themis-Athena, have you read these books? I'm happy to include it on this list based on Books, Hockey's blurb above...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
No, I've yet to get to them -- hmm, my copy of book 1 (received just in time for the bingo) has a forest on its cover ...

BHBS, I agree -- check with Moonlight Reader!
Murder by Death
Ah, but if it has a forest on the cover, it counts for bingo too! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Well, I was speaking of book 1, not "How the Light Gets In" -- but I just checked, that one (at least the Sphere paperback edition) has a forest on the cover as well!
Murder by Death
So, I'm thinking add the first one then?
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
ISBN 9781250068736
Books, hockey, and a bucketful of snark
Woot! It does indeed have a forest/woods on the cover. That's good enough for me!
Murder by Death
Added! :D
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
The Virgin in the Ice, by Ellis Peters. ISBN: 0446404284

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