Saturday, May 1, 2010

Kentucky Derby Mysteries

Today is the 136th Kentucky Derby. Here's an updated list of Derby mysteries. Read a few horse-racing mysteries to set the mood of the day. Be sure and have some Derby Pie, too, it's filled with chocolate, bourbon and walnuts or pecans. Lots of different recipes on Dying for Chocolate.

Derby Rotten Scoundrels: A Silver Dagger Anthology, edited by Jeffrey Marks, is a great anthology that surrounds one of the United States' greatest sporting event--the Kentucky Derby. Danger, bourbon, horses, gambling, special events and deceit abound. Author bios.

Low Down and Derby, a collection of fast paced mystery stories set around the Kentucky Derby, by fifteen authors from the Ohio River Valley Chapter of Sisters in Crime.

Murder at the Races, a collection of Short Stories including "A Derby Horse", Edited by Peter Haining.

Kit Ehrman, who has written some great horse mysteries featuring Steven Cline, wrote Triple Cross that takes place during the Derby. Here's a link to Kit's blog where she tells how and why she wrote a Derby novel. Great photos of the Kentucky Derby and the surrounding buildings and special events,  too.

Read a Dick Francis mystery today, but only "The Gift" is set at the Kentucky Derby. It is in the collection Field of Thirteen. "The Gift" first appeared as "A Day of Wine and Roses" in Sports Illustrated, 1973.

And there once was a thorough-bred named Mystery Novel. He did not win the Kentucky Derby.

1 comment:

Kit said...

Dear Janet,

Thank you for your kind comments regarding Triple Cross. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the photos of Louisville and Churchill Downs. I really enjoyed this year's Derby!

Once again, thanks!