Prequel-Sequel, Series, Bingo.

 1 point for each novella
2 points for each full-length
10 points for completing a full series
This group feels 3 volumes comprise “a series”.

 Newbie  10-25 points
Amateur  25-50 points
Advanced  51-75 points
Professional  76-100
Veteran  101+ points

This is a great take on series groups, similar to one I liked last year that isn’t re-running (“Books In A Series”).  Instead of grouping a whole, we scrounge together novels from any series we wish.  In this case, they are awarded points;  which is wonderful because it makes an incentive to incorporate volumes from long ones.  I won’t finish Nancy Atherton, Kate Kingsbury, Agatha Christie for some time to come but will earn points from them.  I foresee achieving “Amateur” at least.


My total has become 136, a series “Veteran”!

The Man In The Brown Suit”  Agatha Christie  —-  (2)
Vampires Of Ottawa”  Eric Wilson  —-  (2)
The Green Gables Detective”  Eric Wilson  —-  (2)
Code Red At The Supermall”  Eric Wilson  —-  (2)
Aunt Dimity Digs In”  Nancy Atherton  —-  (2)
Aunt Dimity’s Christmas”  Nancy T. Atherton  —-  (2)
The House On The Cliff”  Leslie McFarlane  —-  (2)
The Secret Of The Old Mill”  Leslie McFarlane  —-  (2)
The Secret Of Red Gate Farm”  Mildred A. Wirt  —-  (2)
Angel’s Verdict”  Mary Stanton  2010  —-  (2)
Angel Condemned”  Mary Stanton  2011  —-  (2+10)
Ghost Ship”  P.J. Alderman  2011  —-  (2)
The Irish Cairn Murder”  Dicey Deere  —-  (2)
Eggs In Purgatory”  Laura Childs  —-  (2)
Gunpowder Green”  Laura Childs  —-  (2)
Terror In Winnipeg”  Eric Wilson  —-  (2)
Cold Midnight In Vieux Québec”  Eric Wilson  —-  (2)
A Jest Of God”  Margaret Laurence  —-  (2)
The Clue In The Diary”  Mildred A. Wirt  —-  (2)
(20)  “The Curse Of The Pharaohs”  Elizabeth Peters  —-  (2)

Cure For A Charlatan”  Caroline Roe  —-  (2)
The Ghost & The Dead Man’s Library”  Alice Kimberly  —  (2)
The Ghost & The Dead Deb” Alice Kimberly  —-  (2)
Something The Cat Dragged In”  Charlotte MacLeod  —-  (2)
The Curse Of The Giant Hogweed”  Charlotte MacLeod  –  (2)
The Withdrawing Room”  Charlotte MacLeod  —-  (2)
The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern”  Lilian Jackson Braun  (2)
Cat Who Turned On And Off”  Lilian Jackson Braun  —- (2)
The Cat Who Saw Red”  Lilian Jackson Braun  —-  (2)
The Tale Of Oat Cake Crag”  Susan Wittig Albert  —-  (2)
The Tale Of Castle Cottage”  Susan Wittig Albert  —  (2+10)
The Lies That Bind”  Kate Carlisle  —-  (2)
Larceny And Lace”  Annette Blair  —-  (2)
Death By Diamonds”  Annette Blair  —-  (2)
Skirting The Grave”  Annette Blair  —-  (2)
An Uninvited Ghost”  E.J. Copperman  —-  (2)
Callander Square”  Anne Perry  —-  (2)
Phantom Horse Goes To Ireland”  Christine Pullein-Thompson  (2)
Death Island”  Robert Sutherland  —-  (2)
(40)  “If Two Are Dead”  Robert Sutherland  —-  (2+10)

Smoke Detector”  Eric Wright  —-  (2)
Death In The Old Country”  Eric Wright  —-  (2)
A Single Death”  Eric Wright  1986
Death Of A Hired Man”  Eric Wright  —-  (2)
Dead Bolt”  Juliet Blackwell  —-  (2)
Murder On The House”  Juliet Blackwell  —-  (2)
Tarnished And Torn”  Juliet Blackwell  —-  (2)
Home For The Haunting”  Juliet Blackwell  —-  (2+10)
Return To Cranberry Farm”  Lynn Manuel  —-  (2)
The Haunting Of Gad’s Hall”  Norah Lofts  —-  (2)
The Witch Is Dead”  Shirley Damsgaard  —-  (2)
Scone Cold Dead”  Kaitlyn Dunnett  —-  (2)
(53)  “Ransom Game”  Howard Engel  —-  (2+10)
————  Total:  136 series points!  ————


¦ If the series isn’t complete yet, read up to the most recent.
¦ The series has at least 2 books prior to December 1st, 2014.

1-3 series  ~ Bronze Badge
4-6 series  ~ Silver Badge
7-11 series  ~ Gold Badge
12+ series  ~ Platinum Badge

Herein, a duology comprises a series, which allows me to declare “Silver” as my attainment level.  May I say, I appreciate bloggers who don’t require that you subscribe to them in order to win at their festivities.  I find that a bit crass and elected not to join other challenges in view of that.  “Octavia” is direct.  I look forward to playing with you!


I have succeeded at attaining level “Gold”!  Happy new year to everyone.

(1) “Death Island”  Robert Sutherland  1994
If Two Are Dead”  Robert Sutherland  1997

(2) “Mystery At Cranberry Farm”  Lynn Manuel  1981
Return To Cranberry Farm”  Lynn Manuel  1990

(3) “Buried In Stone”  Eric Wright  1996
Death Of A Hired Man”  Eric Wright  2001

(4) “Gad’s Hall”  Norah Lofts  1977
The Haunting Of Gad’s Hall”  Norah Lofts  1978

(5) “Ghost Ship”  P.J. Alderman  2011

(6) “Angel’s Verdict”  Mary Stanton  2010
Angel Condemned”  Mary Stanton  2011

(7) “The Tale Of Oat Cake Crag”  Susan Wittig Albert  2010
The Tale Of Castle Cottage”  Susan Wittig Albert  2011

(8) “Home For The Haunting”  Juliet Blackwell  2013


I’m trying a very new concept.  ‘Kristilyn’ defines “new release” as 2014.  Today, it has only existed ten days.  2012 novels are rare enough in my collection at present.  This hostess kindly permits re-writing the board, therefore my newness will be 2010 upward.  If squares of “five” etc mean that quantity, the bingo entails more books than I thought.  I think I’ll do famously.  :)


The Gift Of The Frost Fairy”  Sheila J. Bleeks  1976
The Mystery Of Ireland’s Eye”  Shane Peacock  1999
Mystery At Cranberry Farm”  Lynn Manuel  1981
An Island In A Green Sea”  Mabel Esther Allan  1972
What The Witch Left”  Ruth Chew  1973
Come Like Shadows”  Welwyn Wilton Katz  1993
Time For Andrew”  Mary Downing Hahn  1994
The Family Vault”  Charlotte MacLeod  1979
A Wrinkle In Time”  Madeleine L’Engle  1962
Mystery On The Isle Of Skye”  Phyllis A. Whitney  1955
The Quicksilver Pool”  Phyllis A. Whitney  1955
The House On Cabra”  June Wetherell  1966
The Black Joke”  Farley Mowat  1962
Pleasing The Ghost”  Sharon Creech  1996
Then Came Two Women”  Charlotte Armstrong  1962

That Quail, Robert”  Margaret A. Stanger  1966
The Stone Angel”  Margaret Laurence  1964
Mysteries, Monsters, Untold Secrets”  George Laycock  1978
A Single Death”  Eric Wright  1986
The Five People You Meet In Heaven”  Mitch Albom  2003

Death Island”  Robert Sutherland  1994
If Two Are Dead”  Robert Sutherland  1997
The Suicide Murders”  Howard Engel  1980
The Ransom Game”  Howard Engel  1981
Aunt Dimity’s Christmas”  Nancy T. Atherton  1999
Cold Midnight In Vieux Québec”  Eric Wilson  1989
The Green Gables Detective”  Eric Wilson  1987
Vampires Of Ottawa”  Eric Wilson  1984
Terror In Winnipeg”  Eric Wilson  1979
Buried In Stone”  Eric Wright  1996
Death Of A Hired Man”  Eric Wright  2001
Ammie, Come Home”  Barbara Michaels  1968
Remedy For Treason”  Caroline Roe  1998
The House On The Cliff”  Leslie McFarlane  1927
The Secret Of The Old Mill”  Leslie McFarlane  1927

The Hidden Cave”  Ruth Chew  1973
Le Premier Nöel De La Famille LaTaupe”  Russell Hoban  1969
Light A Penny Candle”  Maeve Binchy  1982
Mystery Of Disaster Island”  Ann Rivkin  1975
The Wishing Jar”  Penelope J. Stokes  2002

~ NEW RELEASES (2010 – 2013) ~
Last Wool And Testament”  Molly MacRae  2012
Death By Diamonds”  Annette Blair  2010
Skirting The Grave”  Annette Blair  2011
Tattered And Torn”  Juliet Blackwell  2013
Dead Bolt”  Juliet Blackwell  2011
Murder On The House”  Juliet Blackwell  2012
Home For The Haunting”  Juliet Blackwell  2013
The Lies That Bind”  Kate Carlisle  2010
The Monsters Within”  Corvus Winchester  2013
“The Tale Of Oat Cake Crag”  Susan Wittig Albert  2010
The Tale Of Castle Cottage”  Susan Wittig Albert  2011
It Takes A Witch”  Heather Blake  2012
Ghost Ship”  P.J. Alderman  2011
An Uninvited Ghost”  E.J. Copperman  2011
Mind Over Murder”  Allison Kingsley  2011

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2 Responses to Prequel-Sequel, Series, Bingo.

  1. I also signed up for all of these. I created my own card for Book Bingo. I wanted one that suited my own personal goals better and didn’t add books to my already large to read list. I really do like that we are rewarded for finished series books in the prequel/sequel challenge also.

    • Hi Rachael! Keep an eye on my 10 questions for ‘Gentle Spectrums’. You’re in many word games and might find that your titles match my themes. :) I join iffy challenges later, when it’s obvious I can ace it. This year I’m proud of myself for jumping in. It’s sweet of you to visit my blog today. I was at the movies in the city. It is a nice surprise to find your comment. I’m altering the bingo board a bit too. “New releases” are going to be 2012 or 2013 for me.

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