Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year's Mysteries: New Year Crime Fiction

Time again for another holiday list: New Year Mysteries! This is an updated list for 2012! I wish you a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year. May mystery and mayhem only happen in crime fiction!

Crime Fiction Set at the New Year
As always, let me know if I've missed any titles.

Marian Babson: Line up for Murder
T. L. Barnett: Murder for the New Year
George Baxt: The Marlene Dietrich Murder Case
Nero Blanc: A Crossworder's Gift
Jon L. Breen: Touch of the Past
Rita Mae Brown: Full Cry
Alison Cairns: New Year Resolution
Lillian Stewart Carl: The Blue Hackle
Lee Child, ed: Killer Year: Stories to Die for
Anne Cleeves: Raven Black
Anna Ashwood Collins: Deadly Resolutions
Patricia Cornwell: Cause of Death
Mark Costello: Bag Men
Alisa Craig: Murder Goes Mumming
Jeffrey Deaver: The Devil's Teardrop
Colin Dexter: The Secret of Annexe 3
Carter Dickson: Death and the Gilded Man
Carole Nelson Douglas: Cat on a Hyacinth Hunt
Loren D. Estleman: Stress
Janet Evanovich: Plum New Year
J. Jefferson Fargeon: Death in Fancy Dress (aka The Fancy Dress Ball)
Quinn Fawcett: Siren Song
Jerrilyn Farmer: Dim Sum Dead
Frederick Forsyth: The Fourth Protocol
Janet Gleeson: The Grenadillo Box
J.M. Gregson: The Lancashire Leopard
Jane Haddam: Fountain of Death
Karen Harper: The Queene's Christmas
Lee Harris: The New Year's Eve Murder
Ellen Hart: Hallowed Murder, Merchant of Venus
Roy Hart: Seascape with Dead Figures
Lauren Henderson: Pretty Boy
Reginald Hill: Killing The Lawyers
J.A. Jance: Name Withheld
Rufus King: Holiday Homicide
Frances and Richard Lockridge: The Dishonest Murderer
Heather Dune Macadam: The Weeping Buddha
Ed McBain: Lullaby
Johnston McCulley: New Year's Pardon; New Year's Duty
Philip McLauren: Scream Black Murder
Elisabeth McNeill: Hot News
Leslie Meier: New Year's Eve Murder
James Melville: Body Wore Brocade
David William Meredith: The Christmas Card Murders
Miriam Ann Moore: Stayin' Alive
Tamar Myers: A Penny Urned
Leonardo Padura: Havana Blue (starts with a New Year's Eve hangover)
Elizabeth Peters: The Golden One
Edward O. Phillips: Sunday's Child
Ellery Queen: Calamity Town
Gillian Roberts: The Mummer’s Curse
Cindy Sample: Dying for a Date
Dorothy L. Sayers: The Nine Tailors (begins on New Year's Eve)
Joan Smith: Don't Leave Me This Way, Why Aren't They Screaming
Meg Taggart: Murder at the Savoy
Kathleen Taylor: Cold Front
Charles Todd: A Long Shadow
Patricia Wentworth: Clock Strikes Twelve
Valerie Wolzein: 'Tis the Season to be Murdered (aka And a Lethal New Year)
Mark Richard Zubro: The Truth Can Get You Killed

Want some Chocolate with your Mystery? Check out my Chocolate Blog: Dying for Chocolate for Champagne Truffles to make. Rather buy some? Here's a link to a Variety of Champagne Truffles. Later this week I'll post a recipe for New Year's Eve Chocolate Rockets!


dana said...

Janet, As always thanks for all the great suggestions. Do you have any ideas for mysteries that take place in New Orleans other than those by Julie Smith and James Lee Burke?

Janet Rudolph said...

Dana, Mystery Readers Journal had a whole issue devoted to New Orleans mysteries. It's out of print, but send me an email, and I'll see what I can do..

Priscilla said...

As always, love the list because I often find authors I have yet to read. Glad to see James Melville. Loved his Japanese series and was sorry when he opted to stop (as opposed to losing his publisher!).

Janet Rudolph said...

Yes, James Melville. Haven't seen him in several years. He was here for a literary salon, and one time when I was in England, he showed us around the countryside. Loved his books.

CQ said...

Fantastic list(s).
My lone addition would be Craig Rice's 'The Wrong Murder' (Christmas, 1940) and 'The Right Murder' (New Year's 1941).