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Reading list: Halloween Book Bingo - Creepy Carnivals

Created by: Murder by Death

Books that fall into the category of horror/mystery/supernatural/suspense, set in or concerning a carnival, amusement park, or other party/festival.

Books: 51

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Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury
Something Wicked This Way Comes
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Hallowe'en Party - Agatha Christie
Hallowe'en Party
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The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus
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Joyland - Stephen King
Joyland
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Carniepunk - Jennifer Estep, Mark Henry, Seanan McGuire, Rachel Caine, Rob Thurman, Delilah S. Dawson, Jaye Wells, Allison Pang, Hillary Jacques, Kelly Meding, Nicole Peeler, Jackie Kessler, Kelly Gay, Kevin Hearne
Carniepunk
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Carniepunk: Parlor Tricks - Jennifer Estep
Carniepunk: Parlor Tricks
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Carniepunk: The Three Lives of Lydia: A BLUD Short... - Delilah S. Dawson
Carniepunk: The Three Lives of Lydia: A BLUD Short Story
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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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The Wanderers - Kate Ormand
The Wanderers
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Cirque Du Freak (set of five), A Living Nightmare,... - Darren Shan
Cirque Du Freak (set of five), A Living Nightmare, Vampire's Assistant, Tunnels Of Blood, Vampire Mountain, Trials Of Death (Cirque Du Freak, 1-5)
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Caraval - Stephanie Garber
Caraval
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The Museum of Extraordinary Things - Alice Hoffman
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
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Stardust #1 - Charles Vess, Neil Gaiman
Stardust #1
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Funland - Richard Laymon
Funland
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Girl on a Wire - Gwenda Bond
Girl on a Wire
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One Day at Horrorland - R.L. Stine
One Day at Horrorland
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NOS4A2 - Joe Hill
NOS4A2
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Dark Ride - P.G. Kassel
Dark Ride
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The Hourglass Factory - Lucy Ribchester
The Hourglass Factory
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Geek Love - Katherine Dunn
Geek Love
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Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti - Kiri Moth, Genevieve Valentine
Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti
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The Pilo Family Circus - Will Elliott
The Pilo Family Circus
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Gifted: A Donovan Circus Novel - Liz Long
Gifted: A Donovan Circus Novel
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Johannes Cabal the Necromancer - Jonathan L. Howard
Johannes Cabal the Necromancer
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Full Tilt - Neal Shusterman
Full Tilt
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The Circus of Dr. Lao - John Marco, Boris Artzybasheff, Charles G Finney
The Circus of Dr. Lao
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Carter Beats the Devil - Glen David Gold
Carter Beats the Devil
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The Immortal Circus: Act One - A.R. Kahler
The Immortal Circus: Act One
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Menagerie - Rachel Vincent
Menagerie
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The Mumbo Jumbo Circus - Jane George
The Mumbo Jumbo Circus
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Born of Illusion - Teri Brown
Born of Illusion
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Twilight Eyes - Dean Koontz
Twilight Eyes
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Freaks: Alive, on the Inside! - Annette Curtis Klause
Freaks: Alive, on the Inside!
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Daughter of the Burning City - Amanda Foody
Daughter of the Burning City
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Goldenland Past Dark - Chandler Klang Smith
Goldenland Past Dark
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Blood and Circuses - Kerry Greenwood
Blood and Circuses
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The Funhouse - Dean Koontz
The Funhouse
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A Spark of Justice - J.D. Hawkins
A Spark of Justice
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Lord of the Wings: A Meg Langslow Mystery (Meg Lan... - Donna Andrews
Lord of the Wings: A Meg Langslow Mystery (Meg Langslow Mysteries)
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The Feast of All Saints - Anne Rice
The Feast of All Saints
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Mardi Gras Murder: A Cajun Country Mystery - Ellen Byron
Mardi Gras Murder: A Cajun Country Mystery
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Fat Tuesday - Sandra Brown
Fat Tuesday
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Dark Carnival - Nancy K Duplechain
Dark Carnival
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Nights At The Circus - Angela Carter, Sarah Waters
Nights At The Circus
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Madball - Fredric Brown, Mitchell Hooks
Madball
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A Deadly Brew (A Tourist Trap Mystery) - Lynn Cahoon
A Deadly Brew (A Tourist Trap Mystery)
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Ringmaster - Trudi Jaye
Ringmaster
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Killing at the Carnival: A steampunk traditional c... - L. A. Nisula
Killing at the Carnival: A steampunk traditional cozy mystery (Cassie Pengear Mysteries Book 1)
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Orphans of the Carnival: A Novel - Carol Birch
Orphans of the Carnival: A Novel
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Carnival of Fear - Aaron White, Erin Hunter, Chris Clay, Jackie Sonnenberg, Luke Swanson, D.A. Roach, Nykki Mills, Dale W. Glaser, A.J. Norris, Kristin Jacques
Carnival of Fear
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Carnival in Romans - Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
Carnival in Romans
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The better to see you, my dear
I'm thinking of reading The Devil in the While City if I take this category
Murder by Death
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Moonlight Madness
The Wanderer by Kate Ormand, A Living Nightmare (Cirque de Freak) by Darren Shan , Caravel by Stephanie Garber, The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman, Stardust by Neil Gaiman, Funland by Richard Laymon, Girl on a Wire by Gwenda Bond, One Day at Horrorland (Goosebumps #16) R.L. Stine
Murder by Death
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Portable Magic
Also NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Murder by Death
Added
The better to see you, my dear
Think "Nights at the Circus" by Angela Carter would work? I'd lie to pick it up, but don't know is the title is indicative of content or not (you know how that goes sometimes)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Yes, I checked on it and I'm planning to read it as well. Added it below (with ISBN).
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Dark Ride by P.G. Kassel
Murder by Death
added
Book Stripping Blog
The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester (ISBN: 9781471139307)
Geek Love by Katherine Dunn (ISBN: 9780375713347)
Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti by Genevieve Valentine (ISBN: 9781607012535)
The Pilo Family Circus (The Pilo Family Circus #1) by Will Elliott, Katherine Dunn (ISBN: 9781849168496)
Gifted (Donovan Circus #1) by Liz Long (ASIN: B007VT34J2)
Johannes Cabal the Necromancer (Johannes Cabal #1) by Jonathan L. Howard (ISBN: 9780755347858)
Full Tilt by Neal Shusterman (ISBN: 9780689873256)
Murder by Death
Added! Thanks! :)
Book Stripping Blog
The Circus of Dr. Lao by Charles G. Finney (ISBN: 9780803269071)
Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold (ISBN: 9780786886326)
The Immortal Circus (Cirque des Immortels #1) by A.R. Kahler (ISBN: 9781611099447)
Menagerie (Menagerie #1) by Rachel Vincent (ISBN: 9781460330395)
The Mumbo Jumbo Circus (Mumbo Jumbo Circus #1) by Jane George (ISBN: 9781936539086)
Born of Illusion (Born of Illusion #1) by Teri Brown (ISBN: 9780062187543)
Twilight Eyes by Dean Koontz (ISBN: 9780425100653)
Murder by Death
Added! :)
Book Stripping Blog
Freaks: Alive, on the Inside! by Annette Curtis Klause (ISBN: 9780689870378)
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody (ISBN: 9780373212439)
Goldenland Past Dark by Chandler Klang Smith (ASIN: B009UW7LTM)
Blood and Circuses (Phryne Fisher #6) by Kerry Greenwood (ISBN: 9781742696041)
The Funhouse by Dean Koontz (ISBN: 9780425142486)
A Spark of Justice by J.D. Hawkins (ASIN: B014AB4BYU)

Murder by Death
Added - thanks HEAPS for the ISBNs. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
@BSB: Wow, that's a LOT of books ... ! :D Looks like we're set for this list now! Btw, it's easier for MbD (who because of BL's setup is the only person who can actually edit and curate these lists) to locate the books if you include their ISBNs.
Book Stripping Blog
added, ISBN's :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Cool -- thank you (on MbD's behalf, lol) ... you're a star!
Murder by Death
Yes, MbD thanks you from the bottom of her very over-used typing fingers! ISBNs make adding books to lists a snap - something I'm weepingly grateful for when I'm trying to keep 30+ list updated. You have my undying gratitude. :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Just a few more additions:
Sandra Brown - Fat Tuesday (9781538712672)
Donna Andrews - Lord of the Wings (9781250049605)
Anne Rice - The Feast of All Saints (9780345334534)
Ellen Byron - Mardi Gras Murder (9781683317050) -- also works for "New Release"

-- and I remember Lora read this, so she'll be in a better position to say whether it fits, but ... Nancy K Duplechain - Dark Carnival (9781300477785)
Murder by Death
Added! :)
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Thank you!
Lora's Rants and Reviews
It's on my to read list, but to be there it passed the sample test.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Would it fit here, though?
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Oh yes, definitely a spooky carnival setting.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
OK, great!
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Nights at the Circus by Angela Carter (9780099388616)
Murder by Death
Added. :)
Tigus
Madball, by Fredric Brown fits perfectly.
Murder by Death
added
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
A Deadly Brew by Lynn Cahoon (ASIN: B078LNGPBJ)
Murder by Death
Added.
Chris' Fish Place
The Ringmaster's Heir by Trudi Jaye ( B00KIYOAEA)
Orphans of the Carnival by Carol Birch (B01BRFLLB8)
Killing at the Carnival by L. A. Nisula (B00RHWHOBM)
Carnival of Fear By A J Norris (B07BSVDTL4)
Carnival in Romans: Mayhem and Massacre in a French City by Emmaneul Le Roy Ladurie (9781842126271)
Murder by Death
All but the last two added - they aren't in the database at all. These lists are keeping me hopping, but if I have time I'll come back through and add them, then update the list.
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
I've added both the Kindle and the paperback edition of "Carnival of Fear") (pb is ISBN 9781640343276) and the paperback edition of "Carnival in Romans" (with the ISBN given by Chris).
Chris' Fish Place
Thanks.
Murder by Death
Added both. Thanks TA!

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