I posted a list of mysteries last year for Father's Day and thought I'd update the post here with the addition of only two more titles and a few more comments. Let me know if I have forgotten a mystery.
*** Father's Day: another holiday, another list. Although not as many mysteries as for Mother's Day, there are a few. Not a lot of originality in the titles, but quite a variety in types of books.
Father’s Day by John Calvin Batchelor Father’s Day by Rudolph Engelman Father’s Day Keith Gilman Dear Old Dead by Jane Haddam The Father’s Day Murder by Lee Harris Day of Reckoning by Kathy Herman Dead Water by Victoria Houston Father’s Day Murder by Leslie Meier Father’s Day by Alan Trustman
Murder for Father, edited by Martin Greenberg (short stories)
I posted this list the other day, but as I was working on my DyingforChocolate Blog, I started to reminisce about my father. I think similar comments belong here. My father, Joseph Rudolph, passed away 8 years ago, but it seems like only yesterday. He encouraged and supported me throughout my varying careers and educational pursuits, and he always told me I could accomplish anything and succeed in whatever I tried.
One thing we shared in common was our love of mysteries. Over the years my taste in mysteries has changed. I read more hardboiled, dark mysteries now like he always did. You can't imagine how many times I finish a book and say to myself, "I have to send this to Dad. He'll love it." My father engendered a love of mysteries in me through his collection of mystery novels and Ellery Queen Magazines.
Here's to you, Dad, on Father's Day!
As his headstone reads,
Beloved husband, father, grandfather Beloved physician, teacher, friend A man who practiced chesed* And loved his fellow men