Thank you very much, Moonlight Madness.
These are the books I consider for the bingo:
Deadlands: Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Modern Noir: Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson
Darkest London: Don´t know yet, maybe The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Diverse Voices: Something by a Japanese author.
Romantic Suspense: A Mary Stewart
Baker Street Irregulars: City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
Southern Gothic: The White Raod by John Connolly
Terryfying Woman: So glad that this square is on my card. Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith
Modern Masters of Horror: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
Classic Horror: The Shining by Stephen King
Shifters: Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
Doomsday: The Running Man by Stephen King / Richrd Bachmann
Terror in a Small Town: Hex by Thomad Ulve Heuvelt
Cozy Mystery: Grey Mask by Patricia Wentworth
Slasher Stories: The Devil in Grey by Graham Masterson
New Release: The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
Murder Most Foul: A Golden Age murder mystery from my TBR
13: Nevermoor - The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Supernatural: Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire
Spellbound: Don´t know yet. Maybe Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix as an audiobook.
Genre Suspense: One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Amateur Sleuth: The Case of the Constant Suicides by John DIckson Carr
Fear the Drowning Deep: Meg by Steve Alten
Genre Horror: Cold Moon over Babylon by Michael McDowell
My wild card author: Of course, Dame Agatha Christie. I still have a shelf full of unread books by her.
I need to check this list out a bit more later. There are a few books on it that I either haven't read yet or didn't even know existed. One thing, though: when was it ever mentioned that Every Heart a Doorway's Nancy is biromantic?
Published in 2000, this book was somehow completely off my radar. The six short stories in this volume all feature people who are generally unhappy. They are unhappy for different reasons, but every one of them is trying their best, and none are wallowing in their unhappiness.
Pastoralia, my favorite of the stories, features a man who is working as a caveman in a museum exhibit. Living at the museum full time, he is trying to make enough money for his young son's medical treatment.
Another story features a young man working as a stripper of sorts, trying to support his aunt, his two cousins, and each of their young children. With no education and no other options, his aunt makes a plan.
The other 4 stories also feature men--boy to middle aged--who are unhappy in their lives. None have given up. In many ways these stories reflect the common theme of unhappy people, but Saunders gives his characters agency that they act on.
With under 200 pages, this book is a quick read and highly recommended for fans of short stories and unusual story lines.
A list for me to look over later. Although, FYI, "little-to-no sex" doesn't mean "no graphic sex." The one listed work that I've read, Alyssa Cole's A Princess in Theory, has three sex scenes, all of which I consider to be fairly graphic. But I do agree that it's more focused on romance than sex, and it's certainly fluffy. I'll browse the list for other things I might want to add to my TBR.