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Cover of Night
Linda Howard
Progress: 45/352pages
Stalking Jack the Ripper
Kerri Maniscalco
Progress: 181/416pages

Reading progress update: I've read 63%.

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens

Reading progress update: I've read 52%.

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens

Unbound World's 100 Best Horror Books of All Time

Mainly wanted to post this so I could find it quickly to read later, but also thought others might enjoy looking through it as well.

Reading progress update: I've read 44%.

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens

Reading progress update: I've read 55 out of 397 pages.

Etched in Bone  - Anne Bishop

Reading progress update: I've read 29%.

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens

Reading progress update: I've read 13%.

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens

Reading progress update: I've read 1%.

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie, Dan Stevens

Decided to swap out the book I originally planned for the following square with a reread of this one. I read a bit of the other book today (a kindle freebie), and while it wasn't badly written or anything, it just didn't capture my attention.

 

Halloween Bingo '18 - Update #17 and BINGO #2!!!

A diagonal one this time!

 

 

Owl = called, but not read

Jack O'Lantern = read, but not called

Witch/Full Moon = both read and called

 

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Creepy Carnivals - Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie

Baker Street Irregulars

Spellbound

Classic Horror - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Amateur Sleuth - The Mirror Crack'd by Agatha Christie

Relics and Curiosities - The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

New Release - Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

A Grimm Tale - The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

"13" - An Uninvited Ghost by E.J. Copperman

Gothic - Dracula (BBC Radio Dramatization) by Bram Stoker & Liz Lochhead

Southern Gothic - Be Buried in the Rain by Barbara Michaels

Shifters

Free Space - When Falcons Fall by C.S. Harris

Cryptozoologist

Ghost Stories

Deadlands - Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost

Genre: Suspense - Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz

Supernatural

Romantic Suspense

Country House Mystery

Doomsday - Fracked by Mark D. Campbell

Slasher Stories - The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid

Cozy Mystery - Real Murders by Charlaine Harris

Diverse Voices - Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel José Older

Murder Most Foul - Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb

 

Wild card author (if needed): Agatha Christie

Promise Not To Tell

Promise Not to Tell - Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz (and her pseudonyms Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle) has long been one of my go-to authors when I need a comfort read. The stories to tend to follow a pattern at times, but that's part of the reasons I like them. I know what to expect.

 

I also like that both books in this series have rather low angst romances. That's not to say that the couple in this book--Virginia and Cabot--didn't have issues to deal with. Both are childhood survivors of a cult leader who set fire to the barn where they were forced to sleep as children. The police officer who rescued the children fostered Cabot and two other boys, the three who make up the male leads in this series. Virginia was raised by her maternal grandmother.

 

The two reconnect when Virginia hired the PI firm ran by Cabot, his foster brothers, and their foster dad, Anson. She wants them to investigate the death of her friend, and adult survivor of the cult compound fire. Her death was ruled suicide, but Virginia isn't so sure. She feels there may be a connection to the past and hopes that since Anson, her rescuer, was there at the time of the fire, he will take her seriously.

 

The mystery was well done, and while some things were easy to figure out, there were a couple of twists I didn't see coming.

 

I really enjoyed the development of the relationship between Cabot and Virginia. As I mentioned above, both have issues due to the horrors they faced as children, PTSD, panic attacks, etc. It was nice to see them finally find someone who truly understood what the other was experiencing.

 

The ending of this book has pretty much guaranteed that I will be reading the third in the trilogy. I think it's a trilogy, anyway.

Reading progress update: I've read 336 out of 336 pages.

Promise Not to Tell - Jayne Ann Krentz

Yep...liked this one as much as the first in the series.

 

Reading progress update: I've read 199 out of 336 pages.

Promise Not to Tell - Jayne Ann Krentz

Reading progress update: I've read 133 out of 336 pages.

Promise Not to Tell - Jayne Ann Krentz

The Rose (Date unknown) by Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale (1872-1945) [x]

Halloween Bingo '18 - Update #16a

Today's call was one I've already read, so here's my current card.

 

 

Owl = called, but not read

Jack O'Lantern = read, but not called

Witch/Full Moon = both read and called

 

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Creepy Carnivals - Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie

Baker Street Irregulars

Spellbound

Classic Horror - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Amateur Sleuth - The Mirror Crack'd by Agatha Christie

Relics and Curiosities - The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

New Release - Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

A Grimm Tale - The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

"13" - An Uninvited Ghost by E.J. Copperman

Gothic - Dracula (BBC Radio Dramatization) by Bram Stoker & Liz Lochhead

Southern Gothic - Be Buried in the Rain by Barbara Michaels

Shifters

Free Space - When Falcons Fall by C.S. Harris

Cryptozoologist

Ghost Stories

Deadlands - Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost

Genre: Suspense

Supernatural

Romantic Suspense

Country House Mystery

Doomsday - Fracked by Mark D. Campbell

Slasher Stories - The Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid

Cozy Mystery - Real Murders by Charlaine Harris

Diverse Voices - Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel José Older

Murder Most Foul - Survivor in Death by J.D. Robb

 

Wild card author (if needed): Agatha Christie

Reading progress update: I've read 54 out of 336 pages.

Promise Not to Tell - Jayne Ann Krentz