Saturday, February 1, 2014

Murder at the Super Bowl

There's a lot of real crime surrounding the Super Bowl: drugs, money, egos, etc. Lots of fodder for the crime writer. So in 'honor' of Sunday's Game, I've updated my short lists of Super Bowl and other Football Mysteries. This is in no way definitive--just some football mysteries for you to enjoy in case you're not watching the Super Bowl! As always, I welcome additions!

If you're interested in other Sports Mysteries and essays on Football Mysteries, Mystery Readers Journal has had several Sports Mysteries issues. The last Sports Mysteries Issue of MRJ was Volume 25:4 (Winter 2009-2010). Available in Hardcopy and .pdf download

Super Bowl Mysteries

Cover-Up: Mystery at the Super Bowl by John Feinstein (YA)
The Hidden Key by George Harmon Coxe
Super-Dude by John Craig
Black Sunday by Thomas Harris
Paydirt by Paul Levine
The Last Super Bowl by Robin Moore & David Harper
4th and Fixed by Reggie Rivers
Murder at the Super Bowl by Fran Tarkenton and Herb Resnicow
Life's Work by Jonathan Valin
Killerbowl by Gary K. Wolf
Other Football Mysteries (not British Football, of which there are many titles)

The Professor by Robert Bailey
Rough and Tumble by Mark Bavaro
Deal Breaker by Harlan Coben
Coliseum by Barney Cohen
Day of the Ram by William Campbell Gault
Murder at Cleaver Stadium by Douglas Lee Gibboney
Double Reverse; Ruffians by Tim Green
Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
Bleeding Maize and Blue by Susan Holtzer
The Prophet by Michael Koryta
Bump and Run by Mike Lupica
The Draft by Wil Mara
Dead Ball Foul by Kayla McGrady
A Cardinal Offense by Ralph McInerny
Parker's Blood by William Miller
Winter and Night by S. J. Rozan
Sudden Death by David Rosenfelt
Marked Man; Red Card by Mel Stein
A Touch of Death by Charles Williams

Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime and Complicity by Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry


Priscilla said...

The British football ones would be fun too! In the meantime, Go My Favored Team today!

andiesenji said...

There is also The Black Marble - not specifically about the Super Bowl but the Super Bowl did figure prominently in the story.
Incidentally, the setting of a dog show, taking place at the same time as the Super Bowl was based on the events when the Super Bowl was at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills show was next door at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena. I was at that show and the building would shake when the crowd next door made a lot of noise. In the movie they set the dog show in an outdoor venue and they used real dog show people as extras.