Halloween Book Bingo 2021

 

My Card and Game Progress

 

The Books

Amateur Sleuth: E.C. Bentley & H. Warner Allen: Trent’s Own Case – finished Sept. 18.
Relics & Curiosities: Barbara Hambly: Graveyard Dust – finished Sept. 15.
Halloween: Washington Irving: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – finished Sept. 18.
Mad Scientists and Evil Geniuses: Barbara Vine: The Blood Doctor – finished Sept. 8.
Read by Candle Light or Flashlight: Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven & Annabel Lee / Elizabeth Bowen: The Demon Lover – all finished Sept. 23.

Locked Room Mystery: Clayton Rawson: The Great Merlini – finished Sept. 3.
Gallows Humor: Terry Pratchett: Reaper Man – finished Sept. 11.
Country House Mystery: Peter Lovesey: Bertie and the Seven Bodies – finished Sept. 6.
In the Dark, Dark Woods BINGO FLIP => Truly Terrifying: Preet Bharara: Doing Justice – finished Sept. 25.
Vintage Mystery: Mary Kelly: The Spoilt Kill – finished Sept. 1.

Film at 11: David Dodge: To Catch a Thief – finished Sept. 10.
Black Cat: Karen Menuhin: The Black Cat Murders – finished Aug. 28.
Free (Raven) Square: Martin Edwards (ed.), Various Authors: Murder by the Book – finished Sept. 7.
Splatter AMPLIFICATION SPELL: Orhan Pamuk: My Name Is Red – finished Sept. 14.
When Mother Nature Strikes: Sebastian Junger: The Perfect Storm – finished Sept. 12.

Classic Horror WILD CARD: Agatha Christie: Peril at End House – finished Sept. 2.
Diverse Voices: Mukoma wa Ngugi: Nairobi Heat – finished Sept. 4.
Psych: Patricia Highsmith: Ripley’s Game – finished Sept. 9.
Genre: Mystery: John Le Carré: A Murder of Quality – finished Sept. 3.
Lethal Games: Brian Flynn: The Five Red Fingers – finished Aug. 31.

Noir: Michael Connelly: Fair Warning – finished Sept. 19.
Tropical Terror: Julie Smith: Louisiana Hotshot – finished Sept. 5.
Grave or Graveyard TRANSFIGURATION SPELL => Dem Bones: Kate Ellis: The Merchant’s House – finished Sept. 2.
Spellbound: Terry Pratchett: Maskerade – finished Sept. 21.
Darkest London – DOUBLE TROUBLE: E.C. Bentley & H. Warner Allen: Trent’s Own Case – finished Sept. 18.

 

My Square Markers

  
~~ Called ~~~~~ Read ~~ Called & Read 

 

The Bingo Calls

(+) / (-): on my card / not on my card
bold / italics /crossed out: both read and called

September
09 / 01 Doomsday (-)
09 / 02 Dystopian Hellscape (-)
09 / 03 Ghost Stories (-)
09 / 04 Tropical Terror (+)
09 / 05 Southern Gothic (-)
09 / 06 Stone Cold Horror (-)
09 / 07 Mad Scientists and Evil Geniuses (+)
09 / 08 Classic Horror (+)
09 / 09 Deadlands (-)
09 / 10 Film at 11 (+)
09 / 11 When Mother Nature Strikes (+)
09 / 12 Hellhounds and Feline Familiars (-)
09 / 13 Romantic Suspense (-)
09 / 14 Black Cat (+)
09 / 15 Gothic (-)
09 / 16 Dark Academia (-)
09 / 17 Plague and Disease (-)
09 / 18 Vampires (-)
09 / 19 Fear the Drowning Deep (-)
09 / 20 Sleepy Hollow (-)
09 / 21 Halloween (+)
09 / 22 Vintage Mystery (+)
09 / 23 Noir (+)
09 / 24 Gallows Humor (+)
09 / 25 American Horror Story (-)
09 / 26 Darkest London (+)
09 / 27 Locked Room Mystery (+)
09 / 28 Creepy Carnivals (-)
09 / 29 Paint It Black (-)
09 / 30 Truly Terrifying (+)

October
10 / 01 Dem Bones (+)
10 / 02 Cozy Mystery (-)
10 / 03 Magical Realism (-)
10 / 04 Genre: Mystery (+)
10 / 05 Highway to Hell (-)
10 / 06 King of Fear (-)
10 / 07 Trick or Treat (-)
10 / 08 Read by Candle Light or Flashlight (+)
10 / 09 Cryptozoologist (-)
10 / 10 Murder Most Foul (-)
10 / 11 Creepy Crawlies (-)
10 / 12 Stranger Things (-)
10 / 13 Terror in a Small Town (-)
10 / 14 Genre: Horror (-)
10 / 15 Diverse Voices (+)
10 / 16 In the Dark, Dark Woods (-)
10 / 17 Lethal Games (+)
10 / 18 Lost in Space (-)
10 / 19 Splatter (+)
10 / 20 Modern Masters of Horror (-)
10 / 21 Spellbound (+)
10 / 22 Supernatural (-)
10 / 23 Amateur Sleuth (+)
10 / 24 Country House Mystery (+)
10 / 25 Monsters (-)
10 / 26 Genre: Suspense (-)
10 / 27 Shifters (-)
10 / 28 Relics and Curiosities (+)
10 / 29 A Grimm Tale (-)
10 / 30 Psych (+)
10 / 31 Grave or Graveyard (-)


 

The Spell Cards

… and this year, I mean to did use ’em all!

 

WILD CARD AUTHOR: Agatha Christie
Used to apply Agatha Christie’s Peril at End House to the “Classic Horror” square.

TRANSFIGURATION SPELL: “Grave or Graveyard” into “Dem Bones”

BINGO FLIP: with Tannat: “In the Dark, Dark Woods” into “Truly Terrifying”

DOUBLE TROUBLE:
Used to apply E.C. Bentley & H. Warner Allen’s Trent’s Own Case to “Darkest London” (in addition to my primary square for that book, “Amateur Sleuth”).

 

CALL CONVERSION:
Used on “Amateur Sleuth” to complete my first bingo.


AMPLIFICATION SPELL:
Used to apply Orhan Pamuk’s My Name Is Red to the “Splatter” square.

Other “Amplification Spell” Options:
Preet Bharara: Doing Justice
Roseanne A. Brown: A Song of Wraiths and Ruin
Rin Chupeco: The Bone Witch
Edwidge Danticat: Krik? Krak!
Edwidge Danticat: Breath, Eyes, Memory
Aminatta Forna: The Devil That Danced on the Water
Patricia Highsmith: Ripley’s Game
Marlon James: A Brief History of Seven Killings
The Girl Who Married a Lion (African Folk Tales)
Arturo Pérez-Reverte: The Flanders Panel
Vladimir Sorokin: Der Schneesturm (The Blizzard)

 

My Spreadsheet

My Book Preselections Post: HERE.

 

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