Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Crime Fiction: A-D

Crime for the Holidays. Next to Thanksgiving, this is a major time for murder! Here's my list of Authors A-D of what will be a very extensive Christmas Mystery list. I'll be posting the rest of the list over the next week or so. This list has been updated since 2012, but I'm sure I've still managed to miss a few authors and titles. 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
Adams, Deborah. All the Crazy Winters
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
Alexander, David, Shoot a Sitting Duck
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, Duck the Halls
Andrews, Mary Kay & Kathy Hogan Trocheck. Fatal Fruitcake, Blue Christmas, Christmas Bliss
Appignanesi, Lisa.The Dead of Winter
Armstrong, Vivien. Fly in Amber
Arsenault, 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
Baantjer, Albert, Murder in Amsterdam
Babson, Marian. Twelve Deaths of Christmas, Line Up for Murder, Murder on a Mystery Tour
Bain, Donald. A Little Yuletide MurderManhattans and Murder
Baker, Deb. Murder Trims the Tree
Baker, North. Dead to the World
Baldacci, David. The Christmas Train
Banks, Carolyn. Horse to Die For
Barre, Richard. Bethany 
Barron, Stephanie. Jane and the Wandering Eye
Battison, Brian. The Christmas Bow Murder
Baldacci, David. The Christmas Train
Ball, Donna. Silent Night
Ballard, Mignon F. Deadly Promise, Hark! The Herald Angel Screamed
Barnard, Robert. Death in a Cold Climate, The Habit of Widowhood
Barnett, T.L. Murder for the New Year
Barrett, Kathleen. Homicide for the Holidays
Barron, Leo. No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne
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, Christmas Crumble, Busy Body
Beaumont, Cyril. The Mysterious Toyshop
Beechy, Alan. Murdering Ministers
Benison, C.C. Death at Sandringham House, Twelve Drummers Drumming, Eleven Pipers Piping, Ten Lords A-Leaping
Benrey Ron & Janet. Season of Glory
Berenson, Laurien. Jingle Bell Bark, Once Bitten
Bernhardt, William. The Midnight Before Christmas
Berry, Carole. This Year Will Be Different, The Year of the Monkey
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
Blackburn, Cindy, Three Odd Balls
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
Block, Barbara (and others). Murder Most Merry
Bohart, Lynn. Keeping with Murder
Borger, Gale. Totally Decked
Borthwick, J. S. Dude on Arrival, The Student Body
Boucher, Anthony. The Night Before Christmas
Boylan, Eleanor. Pushing Murder
Boyle, Thomas. Post-Mortem Effects
Bowen, Rhys. The Twelve Clues at Christmas
Boyland, Eleanor. Pushing Murder
Bradley, Alan. The Nasty Light of Day, I am Half Sick of Shadows
Brady, James. Hampton's Christmas
Bramble, Forbes. Dead of Winter
Braun, Lilian Jackson. The Cat Who Turned On and Off, The Cat Who Went into the Closet
Bredes, Don. Cold Comfort
Breen, Jon. Probable Claus
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, Mrs. Jeffries & the Mistletoe Mix Up, Mrs, Jeffries and the Silent Knight
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
Carr, Carol K. India Black and the Widow of Windsor
Carrier, Warren. Justice at Christmas
Carrington, Tori. Queen's Ransom 
Carter, John Franklin. The Corpse on the White House Lawn
Carter, Nick. The Christmas Kill
Casey, Elizabeth Lynn. Let It Sew
Caunitz, William J. Exceptional Clearance
Challinor, C. S. Christmas is Murder
Chan, Cassandra. Spider on the Stairs
Chaput, W. J. The Man on the Train
Chase, Erika. Read and Buried
Chastain, Thomas. 911
Chaze, Elliott. Goodbye Goliath
Chesbro, George C. Second Horseman Out of Eden, Colde Smell of Sacred Stone
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, Fete Worse than Death
Churchill, Jill. Farewell to Yarns, The Merchant of Menace, From Here to Paternity
Clad, Noel. Savage
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. My Gal Sunday, Stillwatch
Dashing through the snow. With Carol Higgins Clark.
Coggin, Joan. Who Killed the Curate?, Dancing with Death
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, Spree
Colt, Jennifer. The Con Artist of Catalina Island
Conant, Susan. Gone to the Dogs
Constantine, K.C. Upon Some Midnights Clear
Cooper, Natasha. Evil is Done 
Cornish, Constance. Dead of Winter
Cornwell, Patricia. Scarpetta’s Winter Table 
Cortez, Donn. Miami: Harm for the HolidaysCousins, Caroline. Fiddle Dee Death
Coyle, Cleo. Holiday Grind, Holiday Buzz, Latte Trouble
Coward, Mat (and others) The Last Noel
Craig, Alisa. Murder Goes Mumming
Craft, Michael. Body LanguageCraig, 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
Creasey, John. Death of a Postman
Crespi, Trella. Trouble with Thin Ice
Crider, Bill. Cursed to Death
Crombie, Deborah. Water Like a Stone, And Justice There is None
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
Danielewski, Cynthia. Night Fire 
Darrell, Elizabeth. Czech Mate
Davenport, Chari. The Christmas Party
Davidson, Diane Mott. Sweet Revenge
Davidson, Mary Janice. Undead and Unreturnable
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
Day, Marlis. Curriculum Murders
Dean, Spencer. Credit for a Murder
DeAndrea, William L. Killed on the Ice
De Castrique, Mark. Grave Undertaking 
Dee, Ed. Little Boy Blue
Deeb, Mary Jane. Christmas Mystery in Provence
Delany, Kathleen. Murder Half-Baked
Delany, Vicki. Winter of Secrets
Dengler, Sandy. Murder on the Mount
Dentinger, Jane. The Queen is Dead
Deverell, Diana.  Twelve Drummers Drumming
Dexter, Colin. The Secret of Annexe 3, Morse's Greatest Mystery and Other Stories
Dickson, Carter. The White Priority Murders
Dobson, Joanne. Quieter Than Sleep
Donnelly, Deborah. Died to Match, May the Best Man Die
Dorsey, Tim. When the Elves Attack
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
Driscoll, Patricia. Shedding Light on Murder
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, Scotched
Durham, Mary. Keeps Death His Court

1 comment:

Jayne said...

Hi, Janet,

Great lists as always.

One correction:

Benison, C.C.

Only "Death at Sandringham House" has a Christmas theme.

The others listed, "Twelve Drummers Drumming, Eleven Pipers Piping, Ten Lords A-Leaping" have titles referring to the holiday song, and the main character (sleuth) is named Father Tom Christmas. But there is no Christmas connection beyond this.

The mysteries are classic British cosy style, set in a village, but none of them (so far) take place at Christmas or have anything to do with that holiday beyond the vicar's name.

If people buy them expecting a holiday theme or setting, they'll be disappointed.

Just a warning,

Jayne