Monday, March 30, 2020

BIRTHDAY MYSTERIES: Happy Birthday to Me!

Today's my Birthday. Since I'm Sheltered-in-Place, I won't be celebrating with very many people, but you're welcome to celebrate virtually with me by reading one of these Birthday Themed Mysteries. Every year I get older, and the list gets longer. Raise a glass of champagne, eat a chocolate truffle, and grab a book, as you  join me Behind my Garden Gate! This is an updated list. Any titles missing? Make a comment below, and I'll add to the list!

Birthday Crime Fiction

Happy Birthday, Turk! by Jakob Arjouni and Anselm Hollo
A Birthday to Die For by Frank Atchley
Cranberry Crimes by Jessica Beck

Birthdays Can be Deadly by Cindy Bell
The Birthday Murderer by Jay Bennett
Birthday Can Be Murder by Joyce Cato
Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
A Catered Birthday Party by Isis Crawford
The Birthday Gift by Ursula Reilly Curtiss
The Birthday Party: Family Reunions Can Be Murder by Chari Davenport
The Whole Enchilada by Diane Mott Davidson
The Birthday Girl by Melissa De La Cruz
There's Something about Mary by Wendy Delaney
A Birthday Secret by Nickolas Drake
Murder Can Botch Up Your Birthday by Selma Eichler
The Birthday Girl by Sue Fortin
Birthday Cake and Bodies by Agatha Frost
Birthday Sprinkle Murder by Susan Gillard
Aunti Poldi and the Sicilian Lions by Mario Giordano
The Nanny by Dan Greenburg
The Happy Birthday Murder by Lee Harris
They Found Him Dead by Georgette Heyer
Birthday Cake Waffle by Carolyn Q. Hunter
Birthday Girl by Matthew Iden
Happy Birthday, Marge by Shari Hearn
The Birthday Treasure Mystery by Kaylee Huyser
Birthday Party by Marne Davis Kellogg
Murder with a Twist by Tracy Kiely
Birthday Party by C.H.B Kitchin and Adrian Wright
Spiced by Gina LaManna 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
The Birthday Girl by Stephen Leather
The Birthday Murder by Lange Lewis
Creme Brulee Murder by Harper Lin
The Birthday Killer by W. Kay Lynn
Birthdays for the Dead by Stuart MacBride
False Scent by Ngaio Marsh
The Birthday Mystery by Faith Martin
Birthday Party Murder by Leslie Meier 
Many Deadly Returns by Patricia Moyes
The Body in the Casket by Katherine Hall Page 
Birthday, Deathday by Hugh Pentecost
The Birthday Club by Jack Peterson
The Birthday Party by W. Price
Birthday Dance by Peter Robinson
The Birthday Bash by Elizabeth Sorrells
Don't Scream by Wendy Corsi Staub
Sharpe Turn by Lisa B. Thomas
Fear in the Sunlight by Nicola Upson
The Birthday Present by Barbara Vine
The Birthday Surprise by Clara Vulliamy (Children's)
The Birthday by Elizabeth Wells
The Mortician's Birthday Party by Peter Whalley
The Fortieth Birthday Body by Valerie Wolzien
The Birthday by Carol Wyer
The Birthday by Margaret Yorke

"The Birthday Dinner" by Donna Andrews in Death Dines In, edited by Claudia Bishop & Dean James


10 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

Happy, happy birthday to you. I always enjoy your list of birthday reading books. Hope you have a wonderful day despite having to be Sheltered-in-Place.

Betty T said...

Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your fine blogs. Happy Birthday, it may not be as much fun this year but certainly unforgettable!

Thomas Zappe said...

Happy Birthday indeed! Your blog is one of the first things I check every time I fire up the computer.

Mary said...

Happy Birthday, Janet!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and thank you for the mystery news and lists and especially the cartoons in this sobering time!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Diane said...

Happy, happy birthday! 🎈 Stay safe and healthy! πŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽπŸŽπŸŽπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸ₯‚

HonoluLou said...

Happy Birthday, Janet. And with all the mystery that surrounds you, CONGRATULATIONS on not being featured inside any of these novels you bring to us! (smile)

Christopher said...

Happy birthday!