Monday, September 11, 2017

Hurricane Crime Fiction // Hurricane Mysteries

What a terrible Hurricane Season. Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have been two of the most disastrous hurricanes on record. Sending love and positive thoughts to all in their paths. Lots of organizations need donations in order to serve the victims of these powerful storms. Goods, as well as funds are in demand. Donate now.

Not surprisingly, hurricanes have been the focus of many crime novels. Here's a list of Hurricane mysteries for those of us who prefer our hurricanes in books and not 'real life."


Down in the Flood by Kenneth Abel
Murder with Puffins by Donna Andrews
Wyatt's Hurricane by Desmond Bagley
Tricky Business by Dave Barry
City of Sins by Daniel Blake
Twisted by Jay Bonansinga
Too Much Stuff by Don Bruns
Jesus Out to Sea (short stories), The 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
Typhoon by Joseph Conrad
Skeletons of the Atchafalaya by Kent Conwell
The Sentry by Robert Crais
Trojan Odyssey by Clive Cussler
Category Five by Philip Donlay
Hurricane Punch by Tim Dorsey
Hurricane by Ken Douglas
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
A Dish Best Served Cold by Rosie Genova
Baptism in Blood by Jane Haddam
All Together Dead by Charlaine Harris
Dead Man's Island by Carolyn Hart
Hurricane Ron by CJ Hatch
Murder in the Rue Chartres by Greg Herren
Stormy Weather by Carl Hiassen
In Hazard by Richard Hughes
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
Apparition Island by Jenifer LeClair
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), Condominium by John D. MacDonald
On Hurricane Island by Ellen Meeropol
Stone Cove Island by Suzanne Myers
Rough Weather by Robert B. Parker
Island of Bones by P.J. Parrish
Final Warning by James Patterson
Bloodman by Robert Pobi
Water Mark by J.M. Redmann
Storm Surge by J.D. Rhodes
Hurricane by Jewell Parker Rhodes
Rebel Island by Rick Riordan
Raw Deal by Les Standiford
New Orleans Noir, edited by Julie Smith  (short stories)
The Hurricane's Tail by Robert Banks Stewart
Without a Grave by Marcia Talley
Proof of the Pudding by Phoebe Atwood Taylor
Storm Damage by Linda Underwood
Murder Unleashed by Elaine Viets
Hurricane Song by Paul Volponi
Shadows of a Cape Cod Wedding by Lea Wait (April 2013/Perseverance Press)
The Eye of Anna by Anne Wingate

Children's Mysteries/YA: 
Hurricane Joe (Hardy Boys) by Franklin W. Dixon
The Hurricane Hoax and Other Cases by Seymour Simon & Kevin O'Malley

The Hurricane Mystery (The Boxcar Children Mysteries) by Gertrude Chandler Warner

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


Anonymous said...

Richard Hughes was keen on hurricanes - his next book, In Hazard, features one as well.
Surprised you don't mention Conrad's Typhoon.

Paul D. Marks said...

Who knew there were so many mysteries set during hurricanes :-) ?

Priscilla said...

An amazing list! As always, thank you, Janet!

Clark Lohr said...

Your post was my prompt to find that Key Largo was based on a play, not a novel.