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Reading list: Halloween Book Bingo - Terror in a Small Town

Created by: Murder by Death

This square is definite as: horror/murder which causes fear, set in a small town.

Suggestions in the comments will be added ASAP.

Books: 118

1.
Mrs. McGinty's Dead - Agatha Christie
Mrs. McGinty's Dead
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2.
Serpents in Eden (British Library Crime Classics) - Martin Edwards
Serpents in Eden (British Library Crime Classics)
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3.
Brat Farrar - Mike Allport, Josephine Tey
Brat Farrar
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4.
To Love and Be Wise - Josephine Tey, Robert Barnard
To Love and Be Wise
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5.
The Singing Sands - Josephine Tey, Robert Barnard
The Singing Sands
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6.
Why Shoot a Butler? - Georgette Heyer
Why Shoot a Butler?
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7.
The Lewis Man - Peter May
The Lewis Man
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8.
Plague Land - S. D. Sykes
Plague Land
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9.
The Mystery of Cloomber - Arthur Conan Doyle
The Mystery of Cloomber
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10.
The Devil's Acolyte - Michael Jecks
The Devil's Acolyte
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11.
Dancing With The Virgins - Stephen Booth
Dancing With The Virgins
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12.
The End of the Pier - Martha Grimes
The End of the Pier
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13.
The Breaker - Minette Walters
The Breaker
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14.
Haven - Tom Deady, Gail Cross
Haven
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15.
Goblins - David Bernstein
Goblins
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16.
The Moving Finger - Agatha Christie
The Moving Finger
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17.
Shakespeare's Landlord - Charlaine Harris
Shakespeare's Landlord
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18.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Washington Irving, Tom Mison
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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19.
Another - Yukito Ayatsuji, Karen McGillicuddy
Another
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20.
The Wheat Field - Steve Thayer
The Wheat Field
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21.
Open Season - C.J. Box
Open Season
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22.
Winterkill - C.J. Box
Winterkill
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23.
Coffin Road - Peter May
Coffin Road
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24.
A Place Of Execution - Val McDermid
A Place Of Execution
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25.
Detection Unlimited - Georgette Heyer
Detection Unlimited
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26.
Death of a Ghost - Margery Allingham
Death of a Ghost
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27.
Miss Silver Comes to Stay - Patricia Wentworth
Miss Silver Comes to Stay
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28.
The Valley of Fear - Arthur Conan Doyle
The Valley of Fear
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29.
The Nine Tailors - Dorothy L. Sayers
The Nine Tailors
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30.
Five Red Herrings - Dorothy L. Sayers
Five Red Herrings
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31.
Unnatural Death - Dorothy L. Sayers
Unnatural Death
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32.
Busman's Honeymoon - Dorothy L. Sayers
Busman's Honeymoon
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33.
Have His Carcase - Dorothy L. Sayers
Have His Carcase
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34.
Hand In Glove - Ngaio Marsh
Hand In Glove
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35.
Scales of Justice - Ngaio Marsh
Scales of Justice
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36.
Overture To Death - Ngaio Marsh
Overture To Death
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37.
Off With His Head - Ngaio Marsh
Off With His Head
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38.
A Great Deliverance - Elizabeth George
A Great Deliverance
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39.
Missing Joseph - Elizabeth George
Missing Joseph
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40.
Deception on His Mind - Elizabeth George
Deception on His Mind
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41.
Careless in Red - Elizabeth George
Careless in Red
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42.
In the Presence of the Enemy - Elizabeth George
In the Presence of the Enemy
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43.
Cover Her Face - P.D. James
Cover Her Face
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44.
Devices and Desires - P.D. James
Devices and Desires
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45.
Unnatural Causes - P.D. James
Unnatural Causes
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46.
Death of an Expert Witness - P.D. James
Death of an Expert Witness
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47.
The Killings At Badger's Drift - Caroline Graham
The Killings At Badger's Drift
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48.
A Place Of Safety - Caroline Graham
A Place Of Safety
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49.
Written In Blood - Caroline Graham
Written In Blood
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50.
Death of a Hollow Man - Caroline Graham
Death of a Hollow Man
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51.
The Man With a Load of Mischief - Martha Grimes
The Man With a Load of Mischief
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52.
The Deer Leap - Martha Grimes
The Deer Leap
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53.
The Dirty Duck - Martha Grimes
The Dirty Duck
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54.
The Anodyne Necklace - Martha Grimes
The Anodyne Necklace
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55.
Hotel Paradise - Martha Grimes
Hotel Paradise
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56.
She Walks These Hills - Sharyn McCrumb
She Walks These Hills
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57.
The Ballad of Frankie Silver - Sharyn McCrumb
The Ballad of Frankie Silver
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58.
The Songcatcher - Sharyn McCrumb
The Songcatcher
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59.
Desert Heat - J.A. Jance
Desert Heat
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60.
The Cold Dish - Craig Johnson
The Cold Dish
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61.
Still Life - Louise Penny
Still Life
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62.
Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death - James Runcie
Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death
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63.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
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64.
The Murder at the Vicarage - Agatha Christie
The Murder at the Vicarage
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65.
A Murder Is Announced - Agatha Christie
A Murder Is Announced
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66.
Murder is easy - Agatha Christie
Murder is easy
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67.
Hallowe'en Party - Agatha Christie
Hallowe'en Party
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68.
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side - Agatha Christie
The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side
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69.
The Body in the Library - Agatha Christie
The Body in the Library
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70.
Nemesis - Agatha Christie
Nemesis
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71.
Carter & Lovecraft - Jonathan L. Howard
Carter & Lovecraft
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72.
'Salem's Lot - Stephen King
'Salem's Lot
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73.
It - Stephen King
It
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74.
Bone White - Ronald Malfi
Bone White
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75.
The Narrows - Ronald Malfi
The Narrows
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76.
Those Across the River - Christopher Buehlman
Those Across the River
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77.
Hometown - Luke Walker
Hometown
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78.
Enter, Night - Michael Rowe
Enter, Night
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79.
Children of the Dark - Jonathan Janz
Children of the Dark
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80.
The Bird Eater - Ania Ahlborn
The Bird Eater
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81.
Blackout - Tim Curran
Blackout
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82.
Torment - Brett McBean
Torment
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83.
Gravel Switch: A Weird Tale of Extreme Horror (The... - Aleister Davidson
Gravel Switch: A Weird Tale of Extreme Horror (The Black Goat Chronicles) (Volume 1)
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84.
A Test Of Wills - Charles Todd
A Test Of Wills
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85.
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter - Tom Franklin
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
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86.
A Morbid Taste for Bones - Ellis Peters
A Morbid Taste for Bones
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87.
Broken Promise: A Thriller - Linwood Barclay
Broken Promise: A Thriller
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88.
In Cold Blood - Truman Capote, Scott Brick
In Cold Blood
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89.
The Stepford Wives - Ira Levin
The Stepford Wives
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90.
The Auctioneer - Joan Samson
The Auctioneer
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91.
Behind the Door - Mary SanGiovanni
Behind the Door
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92.
The Unredeemed - Luke Walker
The Unredeemed
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93.
Video Night - Adam Cesare
Video Night
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94.
October - Michael Rowe
October
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95.
Blackwater: The Complete Caskey Family Saga - Michael McDowell, John Langan
Blackwater: The Complete Caskey Family Saga
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96.
A Simple Murder: A Mystery - Eleanor Kuhns
A Simple Murder: A Mystery
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97.
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Note: With the exception of, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, all the other books in this series qualify for this category.
98.
Agnes and the Hitman - Bob Mayer, Jennifer Crusie
Agnes and the Hitman
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99.
After the Funeral - Agatha Christie
After the Funeral
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100.
SLEEPY HOLLOW: General of the Dead (Jason Crane Bo... - Richard Gleaves
SLEEPY HOLLOW: General of the Dead (Jason Crane Book 3)
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101.
HEX - Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Nancy Forest-Flier
HEX
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102.
We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson, Thomas Ott, Jonathan Lethem
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
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103.
Rage - Stephen King, Richard Bachman
Rage
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104.
Midnight Crossroad (A Novel of Midnight, Texas) - Charlaine Harris
Midnight Crossroad (A Novel of Midnight, Texas)
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105.
Little Heaven: A Novel - Nick Cutter
Little Heaven: A Novel
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106.
A Borrowing of Bones - Paula Munier
A Borrowing of Bones
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107.
Midnight Exposure - Melinda Leigh
Midnight Exposure
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108.
Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris
Grave Sight
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109.
Real Murders (An Aurora Teagarden Mystery #1) - Charlaine Harris
Real Murders (An Aurora Teagarden Mystery #1)
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110.
Hold Back the Dark - Kay Hooper
Hold Back the Dark
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111.
Miss Pym Disposes - Josephine Tey
Miss Pym Disposes
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112.
Frenchman's Creek (VMC) - Daphne Du Maurier
Frenchman's Creek (VMC)
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113.
Laurels Are Poison - Gladys Mitchell
Laurels Are Poison
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114.
The Innocent - Amanda Stevens
The Innocent
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115.
The Obsession - Nora Roberts
The Obsession
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116.
The Mystery of the Yellow Room - Gaston Leroux
The Mystery of the Yellow Room
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117.
A Deadly Brew (A Tourist Trap Mystery) - Lynn Cahoon
A Deadly Brew (A Tourist Trap Mystery)
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118.
Whiskey Beach - Nora Roberts
Whiskey Beach
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Comments

Comments:
Familiar Diversions
Another by Yukito Ayatsuji - A Japanese mystery/horror novel that takes place in a small town called Yomiyama. It being set in a small town is important, because it's why the main character, a newcomer to the town, doesn't understand what's going on for so long (long enough to screw everything up). The "terror" part comes in with all the deaths caused by supernatural forces.
Murder by Death
At first I thought you were saying "another one by Yukito..." and I got to the end and thought "she didn't give me the title of the book!". Read it again... doh. :)

It's added. Thanks!
Familiar Diversions
Whoops, I hadn't even realized the title was confusing, but I can totally see that now. Lol!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
It just occurs to me that the very first "Cadfael" mystery would qualify for this list, too. Not all of the series -- Shrewsbury was a fairly significant market town in the Middle Ages -- but certainly the first book, which takes the monks to a village / small town in Wales: "A Morbid Taste for Bones" (ISBN 9780446400152).
Murder by Death
Added.
Char's Horror Corner
This is just about the most FUN list EVA!
Murder by Death
:)
Books, hockey, and a bucketful of snark
I read In Cold Blood (Truman Capote) for this square last year. And I think The Stepford Wives (Ira Levin) would also work.
Char's Horror Corner
I have some additions if we're still adding:
The Auctioneer by Joan Samson- 9781933618197 (1933618191)
Behind the Door by Mary SanGiovanni-9781516106851 (1516106857)
The Unredeemed by Luke Walker- B07FHTKPFJ (ASIN)
Video Night by Adam Cesare-9781619212275 (1619212277)
October by Michael Rowe- B076ZMWGPN (ASIN)
Blackwater: The Complete Family Saga by Michael McDowell FOR THE PAPERBACK: 1943910812 (ISBN13: 9781943910816)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
We're definitely still adding! One request on MbD's behalf -- she's being flooded with these right now (chiefly, um, by me), and it helps her a lot if you can supply the ISBNs ...
Char's Horror Corner
Added!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you, for MbD!
Murder by Death
As my un-official representative said (and thank you, TA for it - I can't tell you how much I appreciate it) - Thanks Char for the ISBNs. It really does help heaps. :)

And also thanks for the input! You're suggestions are just what this list needs to keep it honest and not too cozy. :D
Char's Horror Corner
LOL Thanks for your tireless work around here, MbD!
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
Eleanor Kuhns - A Simple Murder (1250005531)

Alan Bradley - 8 of the 9 Flavia de Luce novels. (One is set in Toronto, Canada, and doesn't qualify.)
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (0385342306)
The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (0385342314)
A Red Herring Without Mustard (0385342322)
I am Half-Sick of Shadows (0385344015)
Speaking from Among the Bones (0385344031)
The Dead in their Vaulted Arches (0385344058)
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd (1409149501)
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place (0345539990)

Jennifer Crusie & Bob Meyer - Agnes and the Hitman (0312363044)
Murder by Death
Rather than adding the whole series (which I can, if you can't remember), do you recall which title is set in Toronto? If so I can note that in the entry for Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. If not, as I said, I'll add the rest; I just want to make sure the lists are heavy on variety if possible.
Murder by Death
Added the others. Agnes and the Hitman... perfect!
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
The Flavia de Luce that is *not* eligible is #7, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Books from Halloween Bingo 2018 participant reading plan lists posted to date:

After the Funeral by Agatha Christie (9780425173909)
General of the Dead by Richard Gleaves (9781522705833)
Hex by Thomad Olde Heuvelt (9781444793239)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (9780143039976)
Rage by Stephen King / Richard Bachman (9780450053795)
Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris (9780425263167)
Little Heaven by Nick Cutter (9781501104237)
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:

A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier (9781250153036)
The Innocent by Amanda Stevens (9780373226221)
Midnight Exposure by Melinda Leigh (9781612184753)
Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris (9780425212899)
Real Murders by Charlaine Harris (9780425218716)
Whiskey Beach by Nora Roberts (9780749958121)
The Obsession by Nora Roberts (9780349407784)
Hold Back the Dark by Kay Hooper (9780425280959)
A Deadly Brew by Lynn Cahoon (ASIN: B078LNGPBJ)
Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey (9780099556695)
The Mystery of The Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux (9780008167035)
Frenchman's Creek by Daphne Du Maurier (9780349006598)
Laurels are Poison by Gladys Mitchell (9781601870704)
Murder by Death
The following ISBNs aren't in the db:
9780749958121
9780349407784
9780008167035

I added them to the list via title.

Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
I created all three missing editions -- so now Whiskey Beach can go onto the list as well, with the ISBN given (I think you missed it after all -- no big deal, obviously, thank you for adding them all in record speed in the first place!).
Murder by Death
You know, every once in awhile I'll go to click on the book to add it and the page acts as though it isn't there and instead activates either the "save" or the "cancel" button that lies underneath instead. It did it to me several times yesterday and I wanted to scream. Thought I'd caught all of them when it happened (several times I'd lost most of the books I was adding and had to start over), but nope. I'll add it now. Thanks for catching it. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
I know; that happens to me, too -- it's like "kill me now, why don't you?" Every. Single. Time. :( Thanks for not just throwing in the towel!

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