Thursday, December 8, 2011

Crime for the Holidays: Christmas Mysteries, Authors A-D

Crime for the Holidays. Next to Thanksgiving, this is a major time for murder! Here's the first part of this very extensive list that I'll post over the next week or so. This list has been updated since 2010, but I'm sure I've still managed  to miss a few titles and authors. Let me know, and I'd be glad to add them.


Christmas Crime Fiction: Authors A-D

Abbot, Anthony. About the Murder on a Startled Lady, About the Murder of Geraldine Foster
Abresch, Peter. The Faltese Malcom
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, Rueful Death, Holly Blues
Allen, Michael. Spence and the Holiday Murders
Amo, Gary. Silent Night
Andre, Joel. A Death at the North Pole
Andrews, Donna. Six Geese A-Slaying
Appignanesi, Lisa.The Dead of WinterArsenault, Emily. The Broken Teaglass
Arts, David Jay. Quiet Desperation
Ash, Maureen. Murder for Christ’s Mass
Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity's Christmas
Arts, David Jay. Quiet Desperation
Ash, Maureen. Murder for Christ's Mass
Asimov, Isaac (ed) Twelve Crimes of Christmas
Atkins, Ace. Leavin' Trunk Blues
Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity's Christmas
Aubert, Rosemary. The Feast of Stephen
Avocato, Lori. (ed) Sugarplums and Scandal
Babson, Marian. Twelve Deaths of Christmas
Bain, Donald. A Little Yuletide Murder (Murder She wrote/Jessica Fleming)
Baker, North. Dead to the World
Baldacci, David. The Christmas Train
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
Bayard, Louis, Mr. Timothy
Beaton, M.C. Death of A Snob, A Highland Christmas, Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye, Death of a Prankster
Beaumont, Cyril. The Mysterious Toyshop
Beechy, Alan. Murdering Ministers
Benison, C.C. Death at Sandringham House
Benrey Ron & Janet. Season of Glory
Berenson, Laurien. Jingle Bell Bark
Bernhardt, William. The Midnight Before Christmas
Berry, Linda. (ed) The Last Noel
Bishop, Claudia. A Carol for a Corpse
Black, Gavin. Dragon for Christmas
Black, Sarah & John Lanyon. I’ll be Dead for Christmas
Blackstock, Charity. Foggy, Foggy Dew
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, The Student Body
Boucher, Anthony. The Night Before Christmas
Boylan, Eleanor. Pushing Murder
Boyle, Thomas. Post-Mortem Effects
Bradley, Alan. The Nasty Light of Day
Bramble, Forbes. Dead of Winter
Braun, Lilian Jackson. The Cat Who Turned On and Off
Brett, Simon. The Christmas Crimes at Puzzle Manor, The Shooting in the Shop
Brewer, Steve (and others) The Last Noel
Brightwell, Emily. Mrs. Jeffries and the Feast of St. Stephen, Mrs. Jeffries & the Yuletide Weddings
Brockman, Suzanne. All Through the Night.
Brown, Carter. A Corpse for Christmas
Brown, Frederic. Murder Can be Fun
Brown, Rita Mae. Rest in Pieces, Santa Clawed
Browning, Abigail (ed) Murder Most Merry (stories)
Bruce, Leo. Such is Death
Buchanan, Edna. The Ice Maiden
Burton, Tony (ed). By the Chimney with Care, Carols and Crimes/Gifts and Grifters, Dying in a Winter Wonderland
Burke, James. A Present for Santa
Burley, W. J. Death in Willow Pattern, Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin
Byerrun, Ellen. Grave Apparel
Caine, Leslie. Holly and Homicide
Cairns, Alison. New Year Resolution
Cameron, Dana (and others) Sugarplums and Scandal
Carl, Joanna. The Chocolate Bear Burglary, The Chocolate Snowman Murders
Carrier, Warren. Justice at Christmas
Carter, John Franklin. The Corpse on the White House Lawn
Carter, Nick. The Christmas Kill
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
Childs, Laura. The Teaberry Strangler
Christie, Agatha. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Also published as Murder for Christmas and Holiday for Murder), The Sittaford Mystery
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.
Coggin, Joan. Who Killed the Curate?
Cohen, Charles. Silver Linings
Collier, Christine. Christmas at Cliffhanger Inn, A Holiday Sampler
Collings, Rex. Clerical Crimes for Christmas
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
Constantine, K.C. Upon Some Midnights Clear
Cousins, Caroline. Fiddle Dee Death
Cornish, Constance. Dead of Winter
Cornwell, Patricia. Scarpetta’s Winter Table
Coyle, Cleo. Holiday Grind
Coward, Mat (and others) The Last Noel
Craig, Alisa. Murder Goes Mumming
Constantine, K.C. Upon Some Midnights Clear
Craft, Michael. Body Language
Craig, Alisa. Murder Goes Mumming
Craig, Philip R. A Deadly Vineyard Holiday: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery, Off Season
Crane, Hamilton. Starring Miss Seeton
Crawford, Isis. A Catered Christmas
Crombie, Deborah. Water Like a Stone
Cross, Amanda. No Word from Winifred
Crowleigh, Ann. Murder Under the Tree (stories)
Daheim, Mary. The Alpine Christmas, Nutty as a Fruitcake, The Alpine Winter
Dalby, Richard. Crime for Christmas
D'Amato, Barbara. Hard Christmas
Dams, Jeanne M. The Body in the Transept, Indigo Christmas, Winter of Discontent
Dane, Joel. The Christmas Tree Murders
Davenport, Chari. The Christmas Party
Davidson, Diane Mott. Sweet Revenge
Davis, Frederick. Drag the Dark
Davis, Krista. The Diva Runs Out of Thyme, The Diva Cooks a Goose
Davis, Mildred B. Tell Them What's Her Name Called, Three Minutes to Midnight
Dawson, Janet. Nobody's Child
Dean, Spencer. Credit for a Murder
DeAndrea, William L. Killed on the Ice
Deeb, Mary Jane. Christmas Mystery in Provence
Delany, Kathleen. Murder Half-Baked
Delany, Vicki. Winter of Secrets
Dentinger, Jane. The Queen is Dead
Deverell, Diana.  Twelve Drummers Drumming
Dexter, Colin. The Secret of Annexe 3
Dickson, Carter. The White Priority Murders
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
Downing, Todd. The Last Trumpet
Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
Drummond, John Keith. 'Tis the Season to be Dying
Douglas, Carole Nelson. Cat in a Golden Garland: A Midnight Louie Mystery
Duffy, James. The Christmas Gang
Dunbar, Sophie. Shiveree
Duncan, Elizabeth. A Killer's Christmas in Wales
Dunn, Carola. Mistletoe and Murder, Death at Wentwater Court
Dunnett, Kaitlyn. A Wee Christmas Homicide
Durham, Mary. Keeps Death His Court

6 comments:

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

I love your lists! Isn't it amazing just how many Christmas-related mysteries there are.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

P.S. I'm reading The Diva Cooks a Goose at the moment.

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Pattie.. It really is amazing.. I've broken it down into 5 lists, and they're all this long!

Bobbi Mumm said...

My word! Who knew there were so many and this is just a fifth. I'll share this on my mystery writer Facebook page. Thank you, Janet!

VWA said...

I may just have to randomly choose one book from each part of the alphabet. I had no idea there were so many.

Anonymous said...

I also love and appreciate your lists!

--BrendaW.