Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Winter Solstice Crime Fiction

I love the Winter Solstice. So glad the days will begin to lengthen. I'm big on light. I put together a huge list of Christmas Mysteries (divided into 5 posts), and I'm sure some of those authors/titles reference the Winter Solstice, but I didn't find all that many that actually center on the Winter Solstice. Any titles/authors you can add?

Winter Solstice Mysteries

Ngaio Marsh, Off with His Head
Joan Hess, A Holly Jolly Murder
Jane Langton, The Shortest Day: Murder at the Revels
Henning Mankell, Italian Shoes
Gladys Mitchell. The Dancing Druids

And, if you want to celebrate your Winter Solstice in chocolate, check out these Yule Log (Buche De Noel) posts.

Ice Cream Cake Yule Log aka Buche de Noel
Where to Buy Buches de Noel in the San Francisco Bay Area


Ellen said...

Glad to see you included off With His head by Ngaio Marsh. I read it about 40 years ago but as soon as I saw Winter Solstice I thought of that.

Unknown said...

I've recently read and really enjoyed a very atmospheric and funny ghostly mystery set on the solstice, which involved a malevolent spirit: Agnes of Grimstone Peverell, by H.E. Bulstrode.