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Reading list: Halloween Book Bingo - Serial / Spree Killer

Created by: Murder by Death

This square covers any book that involves a serial killer or a spree killer, no matter what genre/sub-genre it involves.

Please leave suggestions for books in the comments.

Books: 45

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The Snowman - Don Bartlett, Jo Nesbø
The Snowman
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Sanctum - Denise Mina, Jonathan Hackett
Sanctum
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The Alienist - Caleb Carr
The Alienist
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The Butcher's Theater - Jonathan Kellerman, Linda Morrow
The Butcher's Theater
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Mortal Fear - Greg Iles
Mortal Fear
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The Lamp of the Wicked - Phil Rickman
The Lamp of the Wicked
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The Wire In The Blood - Val McDermid
The Wire In The Blood
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The Retribution - Val McDermid
The Retribution
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The Severed Streets - Paul Cornell
The Severed Streets
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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Ma... - Erik Larson
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
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Death Note: Another Note - NisiOisiN
Death Note: Another Note
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Whispers - Dean Koontz
Whispers
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Dear Maggie - Brenda Novak
Dear Maggie
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Chasing Evil - Kylie Brant
Chasing Evil
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The Hunt - Allison Brennan
The Hunt
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Cabal - Clive Barker
Cabal
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Dearly Devoted Dexter - Jeff Lindsay
Dearly Devoted Dexter
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I Hunt Killers - Barry Lyga
I Hunt Killers
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Cherry Bomb - J.A. Konrath
Cherry Bomb
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Say Goodbye - Lisa Gardner
Say Goodbye
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Triptych - Karin Slaughter
Triptych
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The ABC Murders - Agatha Christie
The ABC Murders
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And Then Were None - Agatha Christie
And Then Were None
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Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings... - Lyndsay Faye
Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson
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Jane Steele - Lyndsay Faye
Jane Steele
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The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones
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The I-5 Killer, Revised Edition - Ann Rule
The I-5 Killer, Revised Edition
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Postmortem - Patricia Cornwell
Postmortem
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The Poet - Michael Connelly
The Poet
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The Narrows - Michael Connelly
The Narrows
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The Concrete Blonde - Michael Connelly
The Concrete Blonde
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Knots and Crosses - Ian Rankin
Knots and Crosses
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Tooth and Nail - Ian Rankin
Tooth and Nail
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Darkness, Take My Hand - Dennis Lehane
Darkness, Take My Hand
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Revelation - C.J. Sansom
Revelation
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The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Ins... - Ann Rule
The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story
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A Terrible Beauty - Graham Masterton
A Terrible Beauty
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Over Your Dead Body (John Cleaver) - Dan Wells
Over Your Dead Body (John Cleaver)
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Last Meal: Based on the True Story of the Bloody B... - Dr. Paul A. Ibbetson, Eve Arroyo
Last Meal: Based on the True Story of the Bloody Benders
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Ragdoll: A Novel - Daniel Cole
Ragdoll: A Novel
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Russian Hill - Ty Hutchinson
Russian Hill
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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Déjà Dead - Kathy Reichs
Déjà Dead
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Dead Dancing Women (An Emily Kincaid Mystery) - Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
Dead Dancing Women (An Emily Kincaid Mystery)
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Rules Of Prey - John Sandford
Rules Of Prey
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Comments

Comments:
Moonlight Madness
Patricia Cornwell's first Kay Scarpetta book, Postmortem, is still one of the scariest serial killer books I've ever read. It was amazing, which makes the deterioration of that series so much sadder.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Agreed on all counts!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Obviously this list shouldn't become an Ann Rule fan festival, but I think the one book by Rule that ought to be here is "The Stranger Beside Me".

Other suggestions:

Michael Connelly - "The Concrete Blonde", "The Poet", "The Narrows"
Ian Rankin - "Knots and Crosses", "Tooth and Nail"
Dennis Lehane - "Darkness, Take My Hand"
C.J. Sansom - "Revelation"
Murder by Death
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you!

("Stranger Beside Me", too -- did I miss it?)
Murder by Death
No, I did - I saw the list below and the title in your opening sentence slipped through. Adding it now.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you and no prob -- with all the book-adding and list maintenance I'm amazed you're still standing at this point!
Murder by Death
*snort* the lists were easy - but while putting them together I discovered someone combined a bunch of connelly titles together and did it multiple times. I'm up to my eyeballs at the moment separating and recombining Bosch books. :-[
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Oh, noes ... I tried to make sense of that muddle last year while Booklikes admin was MIA and eventually gave up (though I may have dumped a frustrated comment somewhere in the librarian group, don't recall -- I *do* distinctly recall my level of frustration, however).

Maybe now that Booklikes admin is substantially back on track, we can pull them in for support on that one? And don't even get me started on Conan Doyle ...
Murder by Death
OMG if I have to seperate "The Complete Works" from "The Adventures of" one more time I'm going to start running amok. I've done it twice, I've made BookLikes do it at least once - if it happens again, I'm going to scream until a librarian is lynched. :-|

I've gotten The Narrows/Void Moon/Lost Light sorted out. But Concrete Blond is combined with at least two other titles and I don't even know if there are any others - those are the only two I found (accidentally while doing these lists). I'm afraid to look further, frankly.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Re: Connelly, I looked at all of them last year and tried to disentangle them several times, to no avail (and with BL slow as molasses into the bargain). Every d*ned time I'd separated every single edition of the wrongly-combined books and started re-combining only the right ones, bam!, the whole mess was back together again. I think the problem comes in through the non-English editions, which are combined with the English editions ... just not always the right ones, and there's no way to tell where source of the error is. This is a prime example why we need a mass edit / combine / separate function in order to be able to function efficiently as librarians ... if we could at least see at one glance which combine-errors are at the root of the problem, we could attack it there and be done with it! But I really did feel I was groping blindly last year, which is why I eventually gave up.

Re: Conan Doyle, you're a so much braver soul than me ... there, too. Those multi-story editions pulling contents from various installments of the canon (and which are then typically merrily combined with either "Adventures" or "Complete Sherlock Holmes") are a powerful enough deterrent in and of themselves for me not to ever want to touch that one ...
Murder by Death
That's EXACTLY what happened to me one of the times I tried to clean up Doyle - and why I had a hissy fit and made BookLIkes do it on the back end. (This was while Kate was away.) It stated happening again the next time I found it all combined again, but I started out separating just two editions and combining them - and then one by one separated and combines each Adventure with the new 'main' one and I was able to get it done without it undoing itself. That's working well here with Connelly too at the moment. I haven't even looked at foreign language editions (which I suspect don't combine right anyway but never mind). If they rectangle these I'm going to cry. and then I'm never going to try to clean up bad combines again - I'm just going to bounce it back to BL.

And you know, you're preaching to the choir i.e. a mass combine/separate/merge tool. I keep begging but... *sigh*...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Haha, I know I'm preaching to the choir as far as our editing powers are concerned. Anyway, this really *is* a prime example why we need mass editing -- urgently.

I think the various different language editions of the Connelly books must have already been combined when I started the whole process last year. I know they don't auto-combine; nor do they actually show as combined "across languages" on the "so-and-so author's books" pages, in the "all editions of xyz book" pages, or in the little "other books by xyz author" preview window on a given book's page -- it's only in reading lists like this one right here, where a book will show as shelved by you even if you've shelved a different-language edition than the one listed (provided both the edition that you yourself have shelved and the edition appearing in the reading list are combined) that you can detect *any* sort of "cross-language" combination. Which might even be fine by me if we could be sure that the "behind the scenes" book combinations look and work the way they are supposed to ... which however unfortunately they don't.
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Although I'm going to read Cabal for this square, the book I'm reading now would fit well and it's very good! I think it's also perma free, always a good thing. Russian Hill by Ty Hutchinson.
Murder by Death
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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Steig Larsson
Deja Dead, by Kathy Reichs
Murder by Death
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