Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Mysteries

Memorial Day is Monday, and there are a few mysteries that are set during Memorial Day. This holiday has become part of a three day holiday weekend. Many think of this weekend as the beginning of Summer, a time for barbecues, the beach, the cabin in the mountains, but the true meaning of Memorial Day aka Decoration Day is a day of remembrance of those who fell to protect us, 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). Oh, and the Indianapolis 500 has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911.

I have a short list of Memorial Day Mysteries. I welcome comments and additions. Of course, you might want to read a mystery set at the Indianapolis 500.

Memorial Day by Vince Flynn
The Decoration Memorial Day War by David H. Brown
Memorial Day by Harry Shannon

I also found a collection of short stories on the Internet. I'm not familiar with the writers, but I read a few of the stories, and some were quite good.
The Memorial Day Mystery short stories on he web

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

Have a good holiday. Be safe and Remember.

1 comment:

Janet A said...

Trixie Belden, OMW! One of my favorites series.