Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mardi Gras Mysteries

Today is Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. Mardi Gras/Carnivale, whatever you call it, it's the perfect time and place for Murder! I've expanded my list from last year, but I'm sure I've left out a few classics. Any Julie Smith or James Lee Burke mysteries set during Mardi Gras?

The Mardi Gras Mystery by Henry Bedford-Jones
Death Visits Mardi Gras by J.J. Boortz
Fat Tuesday by Sandra Brown
Murder Comes to Mardi Gras, Death Swatch by Laura Childs
The Mardi Gras Murders by Ricardo S. Dubois
No Mardi Gras for the Dead by John Donaldson
Shelter from the Storm by Tony Dunbar
The Big Uneasy-Terror Strikes Mardi Gras by Murray C. Fincher
The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan
Carnaval Capers by Jody Ford
Venetian Mask by Mickey Friedman
A Free Man of Color by Barbara Hambly
Mardi Gras Mamo by Greg Herren
A Thin Dark Line by Tami Hoag
The Mardi Gras Mystery by Carolyn Keene
The Mardi Gras Murders by Bristow C. Manning
Mardi Gras Eyes by Phyllis Morris
Masques by Bill Pronzini
Mardi Gras Murders by Phillip Scott
New Orleans Mourning by Julie Smith

Mardi Gras Madness: Tales of Terror and Mayhem in New Orleans Edited by Russell Davis and Martin Harry Greenberg

To celebrate Fat Tuesday, you might want to have some Chocolate Chip Pancakes or Chocolate Chunk Pecan Pie or Chocolate "Cupped" Cakes with Coffee & Chicory.

7 comments:

Rosemary said...

Yep--Julie Smith's _New Orleans Mourning_ (which may be the first installment of the Skip Langdon series) has a Mardi Gras setting!

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Rosemary, I'll add it to the list.. I knew there was at least one...

Greg Herren said...

New Orleans Mourning was not only the first Skip Langdon, it also won the Edgar for Best Novel--Julie Smith was the first American woman to win in almost thirty years.

Jerry House said...

Masques by Bill Pronzini

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Jerry & Rosemary for the additions. Thanks, Greg, for the info. I've updated the list

Mary Kennedy said...

This is terrific, I had no idea there were so many Mardi Gras mysteries. This is a treat!

Janet Rudolph said...

Mary, and you have the revised list. I'm sure I've left out a few.