Derby Pie (recipes on DyingforChocolate.com), filled with chocolate, bourbon and pecans-- and, since it's also National Truffles Day, make some Mint Julep Truffles or Kentucky Derby Bourbon Truffles. Planning on attending the Kentucky Derby this year? Don't forget your hat: "Crowning Glory: The Art of Kentucky Derby Hats"
Kentucky Derby Mysteries
King of the Roses by V.S. Anderson
Triple Crown by Jon Breen
Death in Lilac Time by Frances Crane
Triple Cross by Kit Ehrman
Intercept by Mary Jane Forbes
Silent Partner by Karen Jones
Snip by Doc Macomber
Murder at the Kentucky Derby by Charles Parmer
Dark Horse by Bill Shoemaker (Triple Crown)
The Accurst Tower by John Winslow
Kentucky Derby Short Stories
"The Gift" by Dick Francis is set at the Kentucky Derby. It is in the collection Field of Thirteen. "The Gift" first appeared as "A Day of Wine and Roses" in Sports Illustrated, 1973.
Derby Rotten Scoundrels: A Silver Dagger Anthology, edited by Jeffrey Marks
Low Down and Derby, a collection of fast paced mystery stories
set around the Kentucky Derby, by fifteen authors from the Ohio River
Valley Chapter of Sisters in Crime, edited by Abigail Jones.
Murder at the Races, a collection of Short Stories including "A Derby Horse", edited by Peter Haining.
The Mystery at the Kentucky Derby by Carole Marsh
Great Horse Racing Mysteries: Tales from the Track by John McEvoy
Dancer's Image: The Forgotten Story of the 1968 Kentucky Derby (and 5 other non-fiction books about Thoroughbread racing and equine law) by Milton Toby
And there once was a thorough-bred named Mystery Novel. He did not win the Kentucky Derby.
The Kentucky Derby (1922)
Authors who Write Horse Mysteries
(not necesssarily about the Kentucky Derby)
Gabriella Herkert, Sasscer Hill, Jody Jaffe, Bruce Alexander, Fern Michaels, Carolyn Banks, Michelle
Scott, Laura Crum, J.R. Lindermuth, William Murray, Mary Monica Pulver, Rita Mae Brown, Janet Dawson,
Maggie Estep, Dick Francis, John Francome, Alyson Hagy, Michael Kilian,
Peter Klein, Lynda La Plante, John McEvoy, Jassy Mackenzie, Nicholas Reeves, Bill Shoemaker, Laura Young, Lyndon
Stacey, JD Carpenter, Lisa Wysocky, Sally Wright
OTHER HORSE MYSTERIES!
Murder at the Racetrack, edited by Otto Penzler
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