Monday, February 6, 2012

Murder at the Super Bowl & other Football Crime Fiction

I'm sure there's a lot of real crime around the Super Bowl: drugs, money, egos, etc. Lots of fodder for the crime writer. So in 'honor' of Sunday's Game, I've put together a short list of Football Mysteries. This is in no way definitive--ust some football mysteries for you to enjoy in case you're not watching the Super Bowl Game. This is an updated list, but I welcome additions!

If you're interested in other Sports Mysteries and essays on Football Mysteries, Mystery Readers Journal has had several Sports Mysteries issues. The last Sports Mysteries Issue of MRJ was Volume 25:4 (Winter 2009-2010). Available in Hardcopy and .pdf download

Super Bowl Mysteries

Cover-Up: Mystery at the Super Bowl by John Feinstein (YA)
Murder at the Super Bowl by Fran Tarkenton and Herb Resnicow
Black Sunday by Thomas Harris
Paydirt by Paul Levine
4th and Fixed by Reggie Rivers
Killerbowl by Gary K. Wolf
The Last Super Bowl by Robin Moore & David Harper

Other Football Mysteries (not British Football, of which there are many titles)

Rough and Tumble by Mark Bavaro
Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
Coliseum by Barney Cohen
Super-Dude by John Craig
Day of the Ram by William Campbell Gault
Murder at Cleaver Stadium by Douglas Lee Gibboney
Double Reverse; Ruffians by Tim Green
Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
The Hidden Key by George Harmon Coxe
Bleeding Maize and Blue by Susan Holtzer
Bump and Run by Mike Lupica
The Draft by Wil Mara
Dead Ball Foul by Kayla McGrady
A Cardinal Offense by Ralph McInerny
4th and Fixed by Reggie Rivers
Winter and Night by S. J. Rozan
Sudden Death by David Rosenfelt
Marked Man; Red Card by Mel Stein
Life's Work by Jonathan Valin


Clark Lohr said...

I volunteer at the county jail. The place was a ghost town on Super Bowl Sunday eve--a statistical anomaly on account of Sunday's the Big Day for DV's--Domestic Violence. It's easy to see why: You've had 50,000 beers, your team's losing, and the wife's plaguing you about the leaves in the rain gutters.

CQ said...

The Hidden Key - per last year's comments - by George Harmon Coxe remains so.