Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fourth of July Mysteries

Another holiday, another list! The Fourth of July (Independence Day) is one of my favorite holidays. I was born in Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation. In all of the mysteries below, the Fourth of July plays a major part. Even if you're not celebrating Independence Day, you can celebrate this great group of mysteries! Something for everybody's taste!

And what's a mystery without a little chocolate (o.k. there's always chocolate bourbon balls,  chocolate bourbon pie?)  For the traditionalists, check out my Fourth of July Red, White, & Blue & Chocolate Cupcakes on

Fourth of July Mysteries

The Fourth of July Wake by Harold Adams
Hair of the Dog by Laurien Berenson
Dead on the 4th of July by Meg Chittenden
Someone to Watch Over Me by Jill Churchill
Red, White, and Blue Murder
by Bill Crider
Dead on the Fourth of July by R. E. Derouin
Tool & Die by Sara Graves
Act Of Darkness by Jane Haddam
Yankee Doodle Dead by Carolyn Hart
Past Imperfect by Kathleen Hills
Exit Wounds by J. A. Jance
The Fourth of July by J.D. Kincaid
A Timely Vision by Joyce and Jim Lavene
Die Like a Hero by Clyde Linsley
Knee High by the Fourth of July by Jess Lourey
Star Spangled Murder by Leslie Meier
4th of July by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Iron Ties by Ann Parker
King Suckerman by George P. Pelecanos
Can't Never Tell by Cathy Pickens
Death by Deep Dish Pie by Sharon Short
Independence Day Plague by Carla Lee Suson
Some Welcome Home by Sharon Wildwind
Star Spangled Murder by Valerie Wolzien

Short Story:
Rex Stout's "Fourth of July Picnic" in Century of Great Suspense Stories Edited by Jeff Deaver

Children’s Mysteries
Fireworks at the FBI (Capital Mysteries Series #6) by Ron Roy, Timothy Bush (Illustrator)
Murder On The Fourth of July: Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Super Mysteries 28

As always, I welcome additions and comments.
Have a great holiday!!


Andi said...

The new book by Joyce and Jim Lavene is set at 4th of July time--begins right after the parade. The title is A Timely Vision. Haven't read it yet because I saving it for this weekend!

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Andi, I've added Timely Vision.

JHL said...

Love your list, thanks!

JHL said...

Love the list for the 4th!

Leigh said...

Happy holiday, Janet!

I drew heavily from your list as I prepared my 4th of July article for Criminal Brief.

Thank you and have a wonderful holiday.

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Leigh, and what a nice article on Criminal Brief.

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Posts like this will teach me to take a long weekend offline, and off of the newsreader.