Monday, August 31, 2009

Endless Summer: Summer Mysteries

The summer is just about over, but there's still some time to read the following Summer books: Mysteries that Take place during the Summer-- at the Lake, at the Beach and in the Mountains.
FYI: This is not a "Summer Blockbuster" or "New Books for Summer List."

Linger over the remaining few days of summer--and into Indian Summer (is this a PC term?) with these "Summer Books." This list is not definitive, and I'd love to hear about your favorite "summer" mysteries.

A Cat on a Beach Blanket by Lydia Adamson
A Midsummer Night's Killing by Trevor Barnes
Milwaukee Summers Can Be Deadly by Kathleen Anne Barrett
Summertime News by Dick Belsky
Jaws by Peter Benchley
The Down East Murders by J.S. Borthwick
The Cat Who Saw Stars by Lilian Jackson Braun
The Cat Who Went Up the Creek by Lilian Jackson Braun
Chill of Summer by Carol Brennan
Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark
Beach Music by Pat Conroy
The Trouble with a Hot Summer by Camilla Crespi
A Shoot on Martha’s Vineyard by Philip Craig
The Gold Coast by Nelson DeMille
Plum Island by Nelson Demille
Murder Makes Waves by Anne George
Mad Mouse by Chris Grabenstein Whack A Mole and Tilt a Whirl, Slay Ridehis books say summer to me!
Death in Holy Orders by P. D. James
A Summer for Dying by Jamie Katz
Sins of a Shaker Summer by Deborah Woodworth
Dark Nantucket Noon by Jane Langton (one of my all time favorites)
Midsummer Malice by M.D. Lake
The Body in the Lighthouse by Katherine Hall Page
Beach House by James Patterson
Killer Summer by Ridley Pearson
Summer of the Dragon by Elizabeth Peters
In the Dead of the Summer by Gillian Roberts
How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Gillian Roberts
Vacations Can Be Murder by Connie Shelton
Summer Will End by Dorian Yeager
An Old Faithful Murder by Valerie Wolzien
Magic Hour by Susan Isaacs
Orchid Beach by Stuart Woods


vallerose said...

Reading Michael Stanely's A Carrion Death right now. Gives one a good sense of Botswana. Lots of Steelworks, (funny name for a drink), being drunk.

Chris Grabenstein said...

And the most fun about the summery Ceepak books is I get to write them in the Winter...makes January feel warm!

Katherine Hall Page said...

What a terrific list, Janet, and I'm honored to be included.
I'm thinking of the holidays now, though, with promotion gearing up for The Body in the Sleigh, including a contest on my web site, which I have never done before. See you at Bouchercon I hope.

Janet Rudolph said...

Yes, see you at Bouchercon.

Always funny thinking about the holidays when it's still summer. I'm working on my Holiday Parties with Murder on the Menu and TeamBuilding Unlimited right now.