Thursday, April 30, 2009

May Mysteries: A List of Mysteries Set in May

"What potent blood hath modest May."- Ralph W. Emerson

I used to love May Day and the Maypole and Morris Dancing and all the other pagan rituals we practiced at school. The end of the month brought daisy chain making. Very idyllic time, May, but it can also be quite murderous, as the following books prove.

Five Days in May by Christopher Hartpence
30 Days in May by Wayne Hancock
The May Day Murders by Scott Wittenburg
A Hot Day in May by Julian Jay Savarin
May Day in Magadan by Anthony Olcott
May Day by Jess Lourey
China Bayles' Book of Days by Susan Wittig Albert * -not a mystery, but a book I enjoy, written by a mystery writer.

For over 30 years at dawn on May Day, Berkeley Morris Dancing takes place at Inspiration Point in Tilden Park. Dawn is 5:20, so get there earlier. Here's a link to other May Day Morris dancing in and around the Bay. Can't make it? Read my favorite Morris Dancer Mysteries: Death of a Fool by Ngaio Marsh

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