Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Crime Fiction

With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the Eastern Seaboard, I thought I'd post a list of Hurricane Mysteries. Let me know if I've forgotten any titles.

Be safe! Here's a link to 10 Hurricane Safety Tips (and a recipe for a Chocolate Hurricane Cocktail-not one of the tips)


Down in the Flood by Kenneth Abel
Murder with Puffins by Donna Andrews
Tricky Business by Dave Barry
Twisted by Jay Bonansinga
Jesus Out to Sea (short stories), Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke
The Killing Storm by Kathryn Casey
Nobody Knows by Mary Jane Clark
Died Blonde by Nancy Cohen
Skeleton Crew by Beverly Connor
Skeletons of the Atchafalaya by Kent Conwell
The Sentry by Robert Crais
Trojan Odyssey by Clive Cussler
Hurricane Punch by Tim Dorsey
Murder on the Tropic by Todd Downing
First the Dead by Tim Downs
Tubby Meets Katrina by Tony Dunbar
House of Storm by Mignon Eberhart
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Second Wind by Dick Francis
Hurricane Season by Mickey Friedman
Murder at 28:10 by Newton Gayle
Baptism in Blood by Jane Haddam
Dead Man's Island by Carolyn Hart
Stormy Weather by Carl Hiassen
Dark Rain by Mat Johnson
Damaged by Alex Kava
Acts of Nature by Jonathon King
Murder on the Yacht by Rufus King
Dead and Alive by Dean Koontz
Cypress House by Michael Koryta
Getting Old is a Disaster by Rita Lakin
A Spirited Gift by Joyce and Jim Lavene
Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
Her Name will be Faith by Max Marlow
Storm Track by Margaret Maron
Toros & Torsos by CraigMcDonald
Hurricane (aka Murder in the Wind), Cape Fear (aka The Executioners), Conominium by John D. MacDonald
Island of Bones by P.J. Parrish
Bloodman by Robert Pobi
Rebel Island by Rick Riordan
Raw Deal by Les Standiford
Proof of the Pudding by Phoebe Atwood Taylor
Murder Unleashed by Elaine Viets
Shadows of a Cape Cod Wedding by Lea Wait (April 2013/Perseverance Press)
The Eye of Anna by Anne Wingate

Not mysteries but a few classics:  
To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes


J F Norris said...

Interestingly, this was discussed at the GOLDEN AGE of DETECTION wiki earlier this year when Isaac was bearing down on Louisiana and the Gulf Coast. So here are a few oldie mysteries with hurricanes:

House of Storm - Mignon Eberhart
Murder on the Yacht - Rufus King
Murder at 28:10 - Newton Gayle
Murder on the Tropic - Todd Downing

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, John, and I'm adding them to the list..

vallery said...

We could probably have a good session with these books because they seem to be by every type of mystery fiction author-cozy to medium boiled-to hard boiled.

Janet Rudolph said...

Vallery, you're right.. might be a good session

Anonymous said...

Another few for your list

Dick Francis - Second wind
Max Marlow - Her name will be Faith


Anonymous said...

I just finished another that not only has a hurricane in its storyline, but it takes place in mid-October.

A Spirited Gift - Joyce and Jim Lavene

Steve Dollinger said...

Also add
John D. MacDonald, Condominium
Tony Dunbar, Shelter from the storm

Anonymous said...

If interested, my novel Prodigal Son features a hurricane, as well.

Thomas B. Cavanagh