Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fourth of July Mysteries

Another holiday, another list! Fourth of July (Independence Day) is one of my favorite holidays. I'm from Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation (or so we claim). In all of the mysteries below, the Fourth of July plays a major part. Even if you're not celebrating the Fourth of July, you can celebrate this great group of mysteries! Something for everybody's taste!

Speaking of which, check out my Fourth of July Chocolate Recipes to be posted shortly on

Dead on the 4th of July by Meg Chittenden
The Fourth of July Wake by Harold Adams
Hair of the Dog by Laurien Berenson
Someone to Watch Over Me by Jill Churchill
Red, White, and Blue Murder
by Bill Crider
Dead on the Fourth of July by R. E. Derouin
Tool & Die by Sara Graves
Act Of Darkness by Jane Haddam
Yankee Doodle Dead by Carolyn Hart
Exit Wounds by J. A. Jance
Die Like a Hero by Clyde Linsley
Knee High by the Fourth of July by Jess Lourey
The Fourth of July by J.D. Kincaid
Star Spangled Murder by Leslie Meier
4th of July by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
Iron Ties by Ann Parker
King Suckerman by George P. Pelecanos
Can't Never Tell by Cathy Pickens
Death by Deep Dish Pie by Sharon Short
Some Welcome Home by Sharon Wildwind
Star Spangled Murder by Valerie Wolzien

Short Story:
Rex Stout's "Fourth of July Picnic" in Century of Great Suspense Stories Edited by Jeff Deaver

Children’s Mysteries
Fireworks at the FBI (Capital Mysteries Series #6) by Ron Roy, Timothy Bush (Illustrator)
Murder On The Fourth of July: Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Super Mysteries 28

As always, I welcome additions and comments.
Have a great holiday!!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for including Some Welcome Home. It's been one of my secret dreams to be included in someone's 4th of July reading list. Sharon

Janet Rudolph said...

Of course. Glad to include you!