Sunday, May 27, 2012

Memorial Day Crime Fiction

If you're celebrating Memorial Day this weekend, you'll want to take a look at some of these special Crime Novels set during the holiday. Memorial Day in the U.S. is now part of a three day holiday weekend. Many think of this weekend as the beginning of Summer, a time for barbecues (Barbecue Mysteries), the beach, the cabin, and S'mores, but the true meaning of Memorial Day aka Decoration Day is a day of remembrance of those who fell to protect us, of those who didn't come home. Many people go to cemeteries and memorials on the last Monday in May. There is a tradition to fly the flag at half mast and wear poppies, although since that's a WWI observance, not sure if it still happens.

And, of course, if you're a mystery reader, you'll want to read one of the following books. Let me know if I've forgotten any titles.

Memorial Day Mysteries

Memorial Day by Vince Flynn
The Decoration Memorial Day War by David H. Brown
Absolute Certainty by Rose Connors
Memorial Day by Harry Shannon
Shadows at the Fair by Lea Wait
The Memorial Day Mystery short stories on the web.

For the young set: The Mystery of the Memorial Day Fire by Kathryn Kenny, a Trixie Belden mystery.

And, you may want to have a look at my Veterans Day Mystery List

Have a good holiday. Be safe and Remember.

1 comment:

Howard Sherman said...

Vince Flynn's Memorial Day is an epic work of fiction. Today is the perfect day to read it. Tomorrow would work well too.