Thursday, June 16, 2011

Father's Day Crime Fiction

I post a list of mysteries every year for Father's Day and thought I'd update the post today. Last year I also posted about my father, Joseph Rudolph. My father passed away several years ago, but I think about him every day. He encouraged and supported me throughout my varying careers and educational pursuits, and he always told me I could accomplish anything and succeed in whatever I tried.

One thing we shared in common was our love of mysteries. Over the years my taste in mysteries has changed. I read more hardboiled, dark mysteries now as he always did. So many times I finish a book and say to myself, "I have to send this to Dad. He'll love it." My father engendered a love of mysteries in me through his collection of mystery novels and Ellery Queen Magazines. Here's to you, Dad, on Father's Day!


Father’s Day by John Calvin Batchelor
Father’s Day by Rudolph Engelman
Father’s Day Keith Gilman
Dear Old Dead by Jane Haddam
The Father’s Day Murder by Lee Harris
Day of Reckoning by Kathy Herman
Dead Water by Victoria Houston
Father’s Day Murder by Leslie Meier
Father’s Day by Alan Trustman

Murder for Father, edited by Martin Greenberg (short stories)
"Father's Day" by Patti Abbott --short story at Spinetingler
Collateral Damage: A Do Some Damage Collection  e-book of Father's Day themed short stories.

Let me know if I forgot any titles.


Sandra Ruttan said...

Father's Day by Patti Abbott is a short story at Spinetingler:

Also, the Do Some Damage crew just released an e-book of Father's Day themed short stories.

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Sandra, and I'll add them to the list!

Nancy Lauzon said...


A very touching post about your Dad. My father also inspires me even though he died five years ago. He was the writer in the family, so I take after him.

Thanks for the list, I'll check them out.

The Chick Dick blog

Kelle Ruden said...

Janet- your lovely tribute to your father made my day. Many thanks!

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Kelle & Nancy. Father's Day is a bit sad these years

Anonymous said...

Lovely post, Janet. I lost my dad in 1991...fathers days don't get any easier
Oline Cogdill