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Obsidian Blue

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

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Bingo categories: 26 through 31

Reblogged from Moonlight Reader:

And now for the last spaces!



More recycled categories! In addition, since 31 isn't divisible by 5, I just stuck the last category onto this post so we didn't have one lonely category sitting out there by itself!


Cozy mystery: a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community.


Book suggestions: There is already a Cozy Mystery list available! I also stumbled on this one, Wicked Autumn by G.M. Malliet, which looks entertaining, and a throwback recommendation to an absolutely charming series, The Number One Ladies Detective Agency, set in Botswana!


Darkest London: any mystery, suspense, horror or supernatural book set in London.


Book suggestions: I have a huge weakness for books set in London, so this isn't the first time this category has turned up in Halloween bingo! That means that there is already a list, which you can find here, which already has 72 suggestions. I am a huge fan of V.E. Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic series, which features not one, but four, Londons!


Amateur sleuth: this mystery will have a main character who is not a member of law enforcement.


Book suggestions: I've been enjoying Miss Silver, by Patricia Wentworth, and Latter End is one that I really enjoyed! One of the nice things about the Golden Age mystery authors is that typically their books can be read in any order! Agatha Christie's Miss Marple is also an amateur sleuth, and I like 4:50 From Paddington, which co-stars one of my favorite Christie women, Lucy Eyelesbarrow. In addition, take a look at MBD's Amateur Sleuth list.


Terrifying women: mystery, horror, suspense or supernatural written by women.


Book suggestions: I don't think anyone can go wrong with either Patricia Highsmith or Shirley Jackson. But, if you're still looking, check out  the Terrifying Women Authors list!


Murder Most Foul: any murder mystery.


Book suggestions: Let's start with one of the best murder mysteries ever written - Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. In addition, you can find many other options on these lists: Serial/Spree KillerLocked Room Mystery, and Mystery Square.


Diverse voices: written by an author of color.


Book suggestions: I'm always looking for new books written by diverse authors. I recently discovered Attica Locke, who writes mysteries, including Bluebird, Bluebird, which I read earlier this year and liked. Also, I always recommend Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower for this square! Last year I read Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel Jose Older, which I liked. You can find a bunch more here: Diverse Authors Square.


Well, that's a wrap guys!


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