Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Christmas Mysteries: Mistletoe Mysteries and More

With the holidays upon us, I thought I'd post a Christmas reading lists for your enjoyment. In the days to come, I'll try to add Chanukah mysteries. Suggestions welcome. The first issue of Mystery Readers Journal in 2009 will focus on Crime for the Holidays. Mystery Readers Journal is a review periodical with reviews, articles and Author! Author! essays. Have a wonderful Holiday Season.

Adamson, Lydia. A Cat in the Manger, A Cat in the Wings, A Cat on Jingle Bell Rock, A Cat Under the Mistletoe
Albert, Susan Wittig. Mistletoe Man
Allen, Michael. Spence and the Holiday Murders
Andrews, Donna. Six Geese A-Slaying
Appignanesi, Agatha.The Dead of Winter
Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity's Christmas

Atkins, Ace. Leavin' Trunk Blues
Babson, Marian. Twelve Deaths of Christmas
Barron, Stephanie. Jane and the Wandering Eye
Battison, Brian. The Christmas Bow Murder
Baldacci, David. The Christmas Train
Ballard, Mignon F. Deadly Promise, Hark! The Herald Angel Screamed
Barnard, Robert. Death in a Cold Climate, The Habit of Widowhood
Barron, Stephanie. Jane and the Wandering Eye
Battison, Brian. The Christmas Bow Murder
Beaton, M.C. Death of A Snob, A Highland Christmas, Kissing Christmas Goodbye
Berenson, Laurien. Jingle Bell Bark
Bernhardt, William. The Midnight Before Christmas
Berry, Linda. (and others) The Last Noel
Bishop, Claudia. A Carol for a Corpse
Blake, Nicholas. The Corpse in the Snowman, The Smiler With the Knife, Thou Shell of Death
Blanc, Nero. A Crossworder's Delight, A Crossworder's Gift, A Crossworder's Holiday, Wrapped Up in Crosswords
Borthwick, J. S. Dude on Arrival
Boyle, Thomas. Post-Mortem Effects
Bramble, Forbes. Dead of Winter
Braun, Lilian Jackson. The Cat Who Turned On and Off
Brett, Simon. The Christmas Crimes at Puzzle Manor Brewer, Steve (and others) The Last Noel
Brightwell, Emily. Mrs. Jeffries and the Feast of St. Stephen
Brown, Rita Mae. Rest in Pieces, Santa Clawed
Buchanan, Edna. The Ice Maiden
Burley, W. J. Death i
n Willow Pattern, Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin
Byerrun, Ellen. Grave Apparel
Cairns, Alison. New Year Resolution
Cameron, Dana (and others) Sugarplums and Scandal
Carl, Joanna. The Chocolate Bear Burglary
Caunitz, William J. Exceptional Clearance
Challinor, C. S. Christmas is Murder
Chaput, W. J. The Man on the Train
Chastain, Thomas. 911
Chaze, Elliott. Goodbye Goliath
Chesbro, George C. Second Horseman Out of Eden
Christie, Agatha. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Also published as Murder for Christmas and Holiday for Murder)
Christmas, Joyce. Dying Well
Churchill, Jill. Farewell to Yarns, The Merchant of Menace, From Here to Paternity
Clark, Carol Higgins. Iced
Clark, Mary Higgins. All Though the Night, Silent Night, Deck the halls. With Carol Higgins Clark, He Sees You when Your Sleeping With Carol Higgins Clark, The Christmas Thief. With Carol Higgins Clark, Santa Cruise. With Carol Higgins Clark.
Dashing through the snow. With Carol Higgins Clark.
Cohen, Charles. Silver Linings
Collins, Max Allen. Blue Christmas and Other Holiday Homicides, No Cure for Death
Colt, Jennifer. The Con Artist of Catalina Island
Conant, Susan. Gone to the Dogs
Coward, Mat (and others) The Last Noel
Craig, Alisa. Murder Goes Mumming
Constantine, K.C. Upon Some Midnights Clear
Craft, Michael. Body Language
Craig, Philip R. A Deadly Vineyard Holiday: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery
Daheim, Mary. The Alpine Christmas, Nutty as a Fruitcake
D'Amato, Barbara. Hard Christmas
Dams, Jeanne M. The Body in the Transept, Indigo Christmas
Davidson, Diane Mott . Sweet Revenge New Addition This Year!
Davis, Mildred B. Tell Them What's Her Name Called, Three Minutes to Midnight
Dawson, Janet. Nobody's Child
DeAndrea, William L. Killed on the Ice
Dentinger, Jane. The Queen is Dead
Dexter, Colin. The Secret of Annexe 3
Dobson, Joanne. Quieter Than Sleep
Donnelly, Deborah. Died to Match, May the Best Man Die
Douglas, Carole Nelson. Cat in a Golden Garland
Douglas, Charlotte. Holidays are Murder
Drummond, John Keith. 'Tis the Season to be Dying
Douglas, Carole Nelson. Cat in a Golden Garland: A Midnight Louie Mystery
Dunn, Carola. Mistletoe and Murder
Eberhart, Mignon G. Postmark Murder
Eddenden, A. E. A Good Year for Murder
Egan, Lesley. Crime for Christmas
Randy Lee. Then Came Christmas
Erskine, Margaret. A Graveyard Plot
Estleman, Loren D. The Glass Highway
Evanovich, Janet. Visions of Sugar Plums
Fairstein, Linda A. The Deadhouse , The Crime and the Crystal, A Small World of Murder
Ferrars, E.X. Smoke Without Fire
Ferris, Monica. Crewel Yule
Fluke, Joanne. Candy Cane Murder , Sugar Cookie Murder
Fletcher, Jessica. A Little Yuletide Murder
Fraser, Anthea. The Nine Bright Shiners
Frazer, Margaret. The Servant's Tale, The Widow's Tale
Freydont, Shelley. A Merry Little Murder
Frommer, Sara Hoskinson. Witness in Bishop Hill
Gaardner, Jostein. The Christmas Mystery
Gano, John. Inspector Proby's Christmas
Garner, James Finn. Politically Correct Holiday Stories: For an Enlightened Yuletide Season
George, Anne. Murder on a Bad Hair Day
Giroux, E. X. Death for a Dietician
Gorman, Ed. Murder on the Aisle
Gouze, Roger. A Quiet Game of Bambu
Grafton, Sue. “E” is for Evidence
Heather. The Last Noel
Granger, Ann. A Season for Murder
Chris Grabenstein. Hell for the Holidays: A Christopher Miller Holiday Thriller
Graves, Sarah. Wreck the Halls:A Home Repair is Homicide Mystery
Greeley, Andrew. The Bishop and the Three Kings, The Man with a Load of Mischief, The Old Fox Deceiv'd
Guest, Judith. Killing Time in St. Cloud
Granger, Ann. A Season for Murder
Graves, Sarah. Wreck the Halls
Greeley, Andrew. Star Bright! A Christmas Story, The Bishop and the Three Kings
Green, Christine. Deadly Partners
Grimes, Martha. Jerusalem Inn
Haddam, Jane. Not a Creature Was Stirring, A Stillness in Bethlehem,
Hager, Jean. The Last Noel
Haines, Carolyn. Buried Bones
Hall, Parnell. A Puzzle in a Pear Tree
Hall, Robert Lee. Benjamin Franklin and a Case of Christmas Murder
Harris, Charlaine. Shakespeare’s Christmas
Hardwick, Richard. The Season to be Deadly
Hare, Cyril. An English Murder
Karen Harper. The Queene’s Christmas
Harris, Lee. The Christmas Night Murder
Harris, Charlaine. Shakespeare’s Christmas
Hart, Carolyn G. Sugarplum Dead
Harvey, John. Cold Light
Hess, Joan. A Holly, Jolly Murder, O Little Town of Maggody
Heyer, Georgette. Envious Casca.
Hill, Reginald. Death's Jest Book
Hilton, John Buxton. Death in Midwinter
Hinkemeyer, Michael. A Time to Reap
Hodgkin, Marion Rous. Dead Indeed
Holland, Isabelle. A Fatal Advent
Holmes, Dee. Silent Night [anthology]
Howie, Edith. Murder for Christmas
Howlett, John. The Christmas Spy
Hughes, Mary Ellen. Wreath of Deception
Hunter, Evan. Come Winter
Hunter, Fred. Ransom for a Holiday, 'Tis the Season for Murder
Indridason, Arnaldur. Voices.
Jahn, Michael. Murder on Fifth Avenue
Jeffers, H. Paul. Murder on Mike
Jordan, Cathleen. A Carol in the Dark
Jordan, Jennifer. Murder Under the Mistletoe.
Kaplan, Arthur. A Killing for Charity
Kaye, M. M. Death in the Andamans
Kellerman, Faye. Sacred and Profane
Kelley, Lee Charles. 'Twas the Bite Before Christmas
Kelly, Mary. The Christmas Egg
Kelner, Toni L.P. Mad as the Dickens
Kendrick, Stephen. Night Watch: A Long-Lost Adventure in Which Sherlock Holmes Meets Father Brown
King, Laurie R. A Monstrous Regiment of Women
Kingsbury, Kate. No Clue at the Inn, Ringing in Murder, Shrouds of Holly, Slay Bells
Henry Kisor. Season’s Revenge
Koch, Edward I. Murder on 34th Street
Koontz, Dean R. Mister Murder, Santa’s Twin
Lake, M.D. A Gift for Murder, Grave Choices
Landreth, Marsha. The Holiday Murders
Langley, Bob. Death Stalk
Langton, Jane. The Shortest Day: Murder at the Revels
Lathen, Emma. Banking on Death
Lawrence, David. Cold Kill
Leach, Christopher. A Killing Frost
Levine, Joan. The Santa Claus Mystery
Lewin, Michael Z. The Enemies Within
Livingston, Nancy. Quiet Murder
Lockridge, Richard. Dead Run
London, Cait. (and others) Sugarplums and Scandal
Luber, Philip. Deadly Convictions
MacLeod, Charlotte. Rest You Merry; —, ed.Christmas Stalkings: Tales of Yuletide Murder
MacDonald, John D. Pale Gray for Guilt
MacLeod, Charlotte. The Convivial Codfish, Murder Goes Mumming, Rest You Merry
MacPherson, Rett. A Comedy of Heirs
Macpherson, Suzanne (and others) Sugarplums and Scandal
Malliet, G. M. Death of a Cozy Writer
Malmont, Valerie. Death, Snow, and Mistletoe
Marks, Jeffrey. Canine Christmas
Maron, Margaret. Corpus Christmas
Marsh, Ngaio. Tied Up in Tinsel
McBain, Ed. And All Through the House, Downtown, Ghosts, Sadie When She Died
McClure, James. The Gooseberry Fool
McGinley, Patrick. Goosefoot
McGown, Jill. Murder at the Old Vicarage
McKevett, G.A. Cooked Goose, Poisoned Tarts
Meier, Leslie. The Christmas Cookie Murder, Mistletoe Murder
Meredith, David W. The Christmas Card Murders
Meredith, D. R. Murder by Sacrilege
Miner, Valerie. Murder in the English Department,
Moore, Christopher. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
David Morrell. The Spy Who Came for Christmas
Moyes, Patricia. Season of Snows and Sins
Muller, Marcia. There's Nothing to be Afraid Of
Murphy, Shirley Rousseau. Cat Deck the Halls
Nabb, Magdalen. Death of an Englishman
Neel, Janet. Death's Bright Angel
O'Connell, Carol. Judas Child
O'Marie, Carol Anne. Advent of Dying, Murder in Ordinary Time, A Novena for Murder
Stewart O’Nan., Last Night at the Lobster
Page, Katherine Hall. The Body in the Big Apple, The Body in the Bouillon
Palmer, William. The Dons and Mr. Dickens
Papazoglou, Orania. Charisma
Rich, Radiant. Slaughter
Parker, Gary E. Death Stalks a Holiday
Parker, Raymond B. The Widening Gyre
Paul, Barbara. A Chorus of Detectives
Parker, Robert B. The Widening Gyre
Pearson, Carol Lynn. A Stranger For Christmas
Perry, Anne. A Christmas Beginning, A Christmas Grace, A Christmas Guest, A Christmas Journey. A Christmas Secret, A Christmas Visitor, Silence in Hanover Close
Peters, Elizabeth. He Shall Thunder in the Sky, Trojan Gold
Peters, Ellis. A Rare Benedictine, The Raven in the Foregate
Plunkett, Susan. Silent Night [anthology]
Pomidor, Bill. Mind Over Murder, Snowbound
Pryce, Malcolm. Don't Cry For Me Aberystwyth New Addition This Year!
Pulver, Monica. Original Sin
Purser, Ann. Murder on Monday
Queen, Ellery.The Finishing Stroke
Raphael, Lev. Burning Down the House: A Nick Hoffman Novel
Ray, Robert J. Merry Christmas Murdock
Riggs, John R. Haunt of the Nightingale
Ripley, Ann. The Christmas Garden Affair
Robb, J.D. Holiday in Death
Roberts, Gillian. The Mummer’s Curse, Philly Stakes
Sheila. On Strike for Christmas
Robinson, Peter. Past Reason Hated
Rowe, Jennifer. Death in Store
Rubino, Jane. Homicide For the Holidays
Ruell, Patrick. Red Christmas
Sanders, Lawrence. The Fourth Deadly Sin
Sawyer, Corinne Holt. Ho Ho Homicide
Sefton, Maggie. Fleece Navidad
Serafin, David. Christmas Rising
Shannon, Dell. No Holiday For Crime
Sibley, Celestine. Spider in the Sink
Simenon, Georges. Maigret's Christmas
Slater, Susan [et al] Crooks, Crimes and Christmas
Smith, Barbara Burnett. Mistletoe From Purple Sage, 'Tis the Season for Murder (with Fred Hunter)
Smith, Frank. Fatal Flaw
Smith, Joan. Don't Leave Me This Way
Smith, Terrence. The Devil and Webster Daniels
Smoak, Amanda. Generals' Row
Sprinkle, Patricia H. A Mystery Bred in Buckhead
Strohmeyer, Sarah. Bubbles All the Way
Symons, Julian. The Detling Secret
Talley, Marcia. Occasion of Revenge
Taylor, Elizabeth Atwood. The Cable Car Murder
Taylor, Sarah Stewart. O' Artful Death
Thompson, Carlene. The Way You Look Tonight
Tourney, Leonard D. Knaves Templar
Tremayne, Peter. The Haunted Abbot
Trocheck, Kathy. A Midnight Clear
Underwood, Michael. A Party to Murder
Unsworth, Barry. Morality Play
VanLeeuwen, Jean. The Great Christmas Kidnaping Caper
Victor, Cynthia. What Matters Most
Viets, Elaine. Murder With All the Trimmings
Wainwright, John. The Life and Times of Christmas Calvert...Assassin
Walsh, Thomas. The Resurrection Man
Ward, Donald. Our Little Secret
Weir, Charlene. A Cold Christmas
Wingfield, R.D. Frost at Christmas
Wolzien, Valerie. Deck the Halls With Murder


Kerrie said...

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Mae Travels said...

Thanks for the post to my blog
I've been doing a number of posts on food in mysteries on my blog, and guest posts as well.

Your lists look really good!

Mae Travels said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog... I've been doing a lot of posts on food in mysteries, as well as guest posts elsewhere.

Your lists look good!

G.M. Malliet said...

Janet - thanks so much for the listing of Death of a Cozy Writer. (It doesn't look or sound like a Christmas mystery, but it is.)

Can't wait to see the next MRI. I love stories with a holiday setting, beginning with Hercule Poirot's Christmas.