My kind of paranomal, with mystery!

I am no fan of vampires / werewolves but am all about the paranormal;  superceding my love of mystery!  Put a ghost IN and I’m a fan!  Reincarnation, witches, all other supernatural is great.  I had a hard time finding a ghost or general metaphysics theme that doesn’t dictate inclusion of the above junk.

I have found extraordinary stories categorized as ‘young adult’ but am perplexed by people above 20 who homestick to that.  Vampires & ‘young adult’ so often go hand-in-hand;  it caused a drought in my favourite (grown-up) subject matter!  To tone commitment posts down for my loyal, non-bookie subscribers:  I’m combining to join the following tantalizing themes.  Click the banners for details.


Paranormal Reading 2013

You can change levels at any time:
Spooked              6 books
Enchanted      12 books
Hexed            18 books
Spellbound    24 books

What a thrill to find a wide open, free-spirited site in my signature subject!  I’m *so* reaching for the top:  24 books in spellbound!  Please spread the word so no one overlooks the fantastic event ‘Kelly‘ has laid out.  Authors to read this year are:  EJ Copperman, Steve Vernon, PJ Alderman, Eric Wilson, Juliet Blackwell…

The Dragon Children”  Bryan Buchan  1975
Night Of The Living Deed”  E.J. Copperman  2010
In A Witch’s Wardrobe”  Juliet Blackwell  2012
If Walls Could Talk”  Juliet Blackwell  2010
The Haunting At Cliff House”  Karleen Bradford  1985
Aunt Dimity’s Good Deed”  Nancy Atherton  1994
The Ghost & Mrs. McClure”  Alice Kimberly  2004
Defending Angels”  Mary Stanton  2008
Angel’s Advocate”  Mary Stanton  2009
Demons Are A Ghoul’s Best Friend”  Victoria Laurie  2008
The Ghost Of The Isherwoods”  Carol Beach York  1966
Who Do Voodoo”  Rochelle Staab  2010
Jacob Two-2 Meets Hooded Fang”  Mordecai Richler  1975
(14)  “Jacob Two-Two & The Dinosaur”  Mordecai Richler  1987


  Witches Reading 2013

Initiate:  01 – 05 books
Maiden:  06 – 10 books
Mother:    11 – 15 books
Crone:     16 – 20 books

On the first run, I aimed for ‘maiden’ and rose to ‘crone’!  Now I will start at ‘mother‘.  I forsee at least 11 books.  Authors I’ll ride along with are Ellery Adams, Charlotte Armstrong, Juliet Blackwell, Barbara Bretton, Madelyn Alt…

In A Witch’s Wardrobe”  Juliet Blackwell  2012
Who Do Voodoo”  Rochelle Staab  2010
“Stories Of Ghosts, Witches, Demons” Freya Littledale 1971


 Mystery & Crime 2013

5 books    = Detective 
10 books  = Sergeant
15 books  = Lieutenant 
20 books     = Captain
25 books     = Chief
30+ books = Sherlock Holmes

I love making new friends.  Dipping toes into new circles is how you do it!  :)  Amy’s ‘mystery/crime’ event is new and I look forward to it.  The ‘found a body’ story (crime) has always been less interesting than ANY other mystery.  A clue in a diary, a hidden staircase, a secret.  The topics are endless, there aren’t enough of them, and they get my mind whirling!

Authors I’ll pursue are:  Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Roberts Rinehart, Agatha Christie, Mildred A Wirt, Phyllis A Whitney, Dorothy Gilman (oldies but ‘Grand Masters’)!  My current authors blow it out of the water too.  ;)  Let’s see, 20 seems like a sturdy number and I’m a Star Trek nut, so I’ll go with ‘Captain’!


The Dragon Children”  Bryan Buchan 1975
Night Of The Living Deed”  E.J. Copperman  2010
The Secret Of The Old Clock”  Mildred A Wirt   1930
The Hidden Staircase”  Mildred A Wirt   1930
The Secret Of Shadow Ranch”  Mildred A. Wirt  1931
Ghost Town Treasure”  Clyde Robert Bulla  1957
The Ghost Of Windy Hill”  Clyde Robert Bulla  1968
The Case Of The Cat’s Meow”   Crosby Newell Bonsall  1965
Thunder On The Right”  Mary Stewart  1957
Mystery In The Pirate Oak”  Helen Fuller Orton  1949
Uncertain Voyage”  Dorothy Gilman  1967
Ginnie & The Mystery House”  Catherine Woolley  1957
Black Amber”  Phyllis A. Whitney  1964
The Salzburg Connection”  Helen MacInnes  1968
Death Dines Out”  Claudia Bishop  1997
Defending Angels”  Mary Stanton  2008
A Killer Read”  Erika Chase  2012
In A Witch’s Wardrobe”  Juliet Blackwell  2012
If Walls Could Talk”  Juliet Blackwell  2010
(20)  “The Ghost & Mrs. McClure”  Alice Kimberly  2004

Murder On The Canadian”  Eric Wilson  1976
Vancouver Nightmare”  Eric Wilson  1978
The Case Of The Golden Boy”  Eric Wilson  1979
The Disneyland Hostage”  Eric Wilson  1982
The Ghost Of Lunenburg Manor” Eric Wilson  1981
The Kootenay Kidnapper”  Eric Wilson  1983
Spirit In The Rainforest”  Eric Wilson  1985
Who Do Voodoo”  Rochelle Staab  2010
Demons Are A Ghoul’s Best Friend”  Victoria Laurie  2008
Mystery At Black Rock Island”  Robert Sutherland  1983
The Loon Lake Murders”  Robert Sutherland  1987
The Ghost Of Ramshaw Castle”  Robert Sutherland  1989
Rest You Merry”  Charlotte MacLeod  1978
The Luck Runs Out”  Charlotte MacLeod  1979
Wrack And Rune”   Charlotte MacLeod  1982
Homicide In Hardcover”  Kate Carlisle  2009
If Books Could Kill”  Kate Carlisle  2010
Mew Is For Murder”  Clea Simon  2005
A Killing Tide”  P.J. Alderman  2006
(40)  “The Secret Of Terror Castle”  Robert Arthur  1964

Aunt Dimity’s Good Deed”  Nancy Atherton  1994
Pretty Poison”  Joyce, Jim Lavene  2005
Room With A Clue”  Kate Kingsbury  1993
Murder On The Links”  Agatha Christie  1923
Fer-De-Lance”  Rex Stout  1934
Angel’s Advocate”  Mary Stanton  2009
The Haunting At Cliff House”  Karleen Bradford  1985
(50)  “Do Not Disturb”  Kate Kingsbury  1994
Blue Fire”  Phyllis A. Whitney  1961



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5 Responses to My kind of paranomal, with mystery!

  1. Amy says:

    Carolyn, so glad that you will be reading along with us over at The Crafty Book Nerd in 2013!
    Amy Yingling
    The Crafty Book Nerd

  2. Thanks for letting me know about this challenge! I really like how universal it is. I have no problem with vampires and such, but I may join this one too – yay for all things paranormal in one place :)

  3. melissaseclecticbookshelf says:

    Welcome to the 2013 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge! So glad that you are joining again:) And I promise to shoot you an email soon! Hope all is well!!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

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