2021 Mystery Genre Bingo

mystery genre bingo

The 2021 Mystery Genre Bingo challenge is new! In the past, I participated in a Genre Bingo reading challenge in a group on Goodreads. The idea was to create a bingo card with a variety of genres and make as many “bingos” as you wanted for the challenge.

I love mysteries, so I thought I would make a bingo card that focused on mysteries and thrillers. While I have enjoyed the variety of genres in the past, this year I want to focus on reading mysteries. By altering the challenge a little, I get the fun of bingo and read lots of mysteries.

The 2021 Mystery Genre Bingo challenge has 25 prompts.

To make a bingo card, visit the Bingo Card Generator. Enter the following information:

  • Card Title: 2021 Mystery Genre Bingo
  • Word List: Amateur Sleuth, Caper, Cozy Mystery, Detective, Domestic Suspense, Golden Age Mystery, Historical Mystery, Hardboiled, Legal Thriller, Locked Room Mystery, Medical Thriller, Middle Grade Mystery, Murder Mystery, Mystery Thriller, Noir, Paranormal Mystery, Police Procedural, Political Thriller, Private Investigator, Psychological Thriller, Romantic Suspense, Spy Thriller, Techno Thriller, True Crime, Young Adult Mystery, Whodunit
  • Free Space: Yes
  • Free Space Text: Any Mystery
  • Free Space Description: “leave blank”
  • Free Space Placement: Center
  • Card Size: 5 x 5
  • Number of cards to create: 1
  • Click “Generate Bingo Cards”


2021 mystery genre bingo card - blank

UPDATE: September 4, 2021

I like a challenge, so I wanted to read a book for each prompt. It took me several months, but I was able to read 25 books to complete the bingo card. This was definitely a fun one for me! I plan to do it again, though I may alter some of the genres list.

Books Read in 2021:

  1. Mystery Thriller – Not One of Us by Debbie Hebert
  2. Caper – Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen
  3. Murder Mystery – The Blunderer by Patricia Highsmith
  4. Golden Age Mystery – The Early Cases of Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie
  5. Whodunit – Deadly Editions by Paige Shelton
  6. Amateur Sleuth – Swamp Santa by Jana Deleon
  7. Political Thriller – The Armageddon File by Stephen Coonts
  8. Domestic Suspense – The Shadow Box by Luanne Rice
  9. Historical Mystery – After Alice Fell by Kim Taylor Blakemore
  10. Young Adult Mystery – Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart
  11. Medical Thriller – The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs
  12. Private Investigator – The High Window by Raymond Chandler
  13. Any Mystery – The Other Mothers by M.M. Chouinard
  14. Police Procedural – Last Witness by Chris Merritt
  15. Detective – NYPD6 by James Patterson
  16. Middle Grade Mystery – When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
  17. Legal Thriller – Muzzled by David Rosenfelt
  18. Techno Thriller – Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
  19. Noir – Strangers on the Train by Patricia Highsmith
  20. Locked Room mystery – One by One by Ruth Ware
  21. True Crime – Murder of Innocence by James Patterson
  22. Romantic Suspense – Under Currents by Nora Roberts
  23. Psychological Thriller – The Nothing Man by Catherine Ryan Howard
  24. Paranormal Mystery – The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor
  25. Cozy Mystery – Christmas Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
2021 mystery genre bingo card completed

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