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Obsidian Blue

Government drone by day and book lover and geek girl by night!

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Death on the Edge
Sara Paretsky
Shell Game (V.I. Warshawski #19)
Sara Paretsky
A Question of Holmes
Brittany Cavallaro
Death and Other Happy Endings
Melanie Cantor
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe: A Novel with Recipes
Jenny Colgan
Sarah Waters
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Bingo categories: 16 through 20

Reblogged from Moonlight Reader:


Modern Masters of Horror: horror published in or after 2000.


Book suggestions: I'm not really a horror reader, so I am going to have to rely on some of my booklikes peeps for newer horror selections! I can provide these less horrorish horror options, though: The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey, published in 2009, 14 by Peter Cline (2012), and the companion novel The Fold (2015).


Supernatural: mystery, suspense or horror books which include elements that defy current understanding of the natural world, including magic, witchcraft and/or crypto-zoological aspects. 


Book suggestions: This is an extremely broad category, so I'm just going to link to MBD's Supernatural list, which already has 89 possibilities! I bet she'd be willing to add more, if you put them in the comments!


Genre: Horror: anything that fits into the horror genre.


Book suggestions: Again, not a horror reader, so . . . here is the Horror list!


Cryptozoologist: any supernatural creature, from Ammit to Ziz;


Book suggestions: Discount Armageddon by Seanan is the first book in one of my favorite series, which is actually about a family of cryptozoologists, so you should totally check it out. You can also find books on these lists: Monsters, Demons, Vampires vs. Werewolves, and the previously linked Supernatural list!


Fear the Drowning Deep: mystery, suspense, supernatural or horror books with sea-related elements: sea creatures, ships, shipwrecks, and/or sharks.


Book suggestions: This may be my MOST FAVORITE new category! I am planning to read Into the Drowning Deep by Seanan McGuire. In addition, I stumbled on this one when I was mucking about on Goodreads, and it's a novella - The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster. Others would include: Salt and Storm by Kendall Kuyper, The Blackhouse by Peter May, and of course, Jaws by Peter Benchley.