Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Mysteries

Erin - go- bragh! St. Patrick's Day figures in several mysteries.  Here's an updated St. Patrick's Day Crime Fiction list. Irish Noir is particularly popular right now, so you can always add titles to your TBR pile from the many Irish crime writers available, although they may not take place specifically during St. Patrick's Day. As always, I welcome comments and additions to this list.


Nelson Demille: Cathedral
S. Furlong-Bollinger: Paddy Whacked
Andrew Greeley: Irish Gold
Jane Haddam: A Great Day for the Deadly
Lyn Hamilton: The Celtic Riddle
Lee Harris: The St. Patrick's Day Murder
Jonathan Harrington: A Great Day for Dying
Wendi Lee: The Good Daughter
Dan Mahoney: Once in, Never Out
Leslie Meier: St. Patrick's Day Murder
Sister Carol Anne O’Marie: Death Takes Up A Collection
Ralph M. McInerny: Lack of the Irish
Janet Elaine Smith: In St. Patrick's Custody
Kathy Hogan Trochek: Irish Eyes
Noreen Wald: Death Never Takes a Holiday

Another great book to consider for the holiday is Dublin Noir, a fantastic collection of short stories edited by Ken Bruen and published by Akashic Books in the US and by Brandon in Ireland and the UK.

Be sure and check out Val McDermid's take on the Popularity of Irish Crime Fiction.

Mystery Readers Journal had an issue devoted to Irish Crime Fiction. Check out the table of contents. Articles by your favorite Irish crime writers.. and others. Available as a .pdf download and hardcopy.

And, if you want something chocolate to go along with your stout, have a look at my DyingforChocolate blog for some killer recipes including:
Guinness Chocolate Silk Pie
Chocolate Irish Soda Bread Pudding with Guinness Ice Cream 
Chocolate Guinness Truffles 
Chocolate Stout Flourless Cake


mybillcrider said...

Let's not forget MURDER MOST IRISH edited by Ed Gorman, Larry Segriff, and Martin Greenberg, the only anthology in which a story by me appears next to one by James Joyce.

Janet Rudolph said...

OMG, Bill, you and Jim, together!