Wednesday, November 1, 2023


What holiday could be more fitting to Crime Fiction than El Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead? You'll love this list. Be sure and check my updated Halloween Crime Fiction list for other mysteries that start on Halloween and include Day of the Dead. Let me know if I'm missing any titles.

Day of the Dead Crime Fiction

Day of the Dead by Kristi Belcamino
Day of the Day by Victoria A. Brownworth
Scrapbook of the Dead by Mollie Cox Bryan
The Day of the Dead by John Creed
Trick or Treason by Kathi Daley
Day of the Dead by Brenda Donelan
A Cemetery, a Cannibal, and the Day of the Dead by CC Dragon
Day of the Dead by G.D. Flashman
The Day of the Dead by Nicci French
The Day of the Dead: the Autumn of Commissario Ricciardi by Maurizio de Giovanni
Day of the Dead by Drew Golden
Days of the Dead by Barbara Hambly
Sugar Skull by Denise Hamilton
Dios De Los Muertos by Kent Harrington
The Wrong Goodbye by Chris Holm
Death Arts by Melanie Jackson
Day of the Dead by J.A. Jance
Depth of Winter by Craig Johnson
Devil's Kitchen by Clark Lohr
Weave Her Thread with Bones by Claudia Long
Day of the Dead by Manuel Luis Martinez
Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore
Bread of the Dead by Ann Myers
Oink by Judith Newton
Day of the Dead by Mark Roberts
The Day of the Dead by Bart Spicer

Children and YA:
Loulou and Pea and the Mural Mystery by Jill Diamond; Illustrations by Lesley Ramos
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier  (Graphic Novel)
Cemetery Boys by Aidan Thomas
The Day of the Dead Mystery (The Boxcar Children Mysteries) by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Any titles missing?

1 comment:

Jerry House said...

I would add Raina Telgemeier's YA graphic novel GHOSTS. there's not much mystery, but loads of atmosphere and a sincere appreciation of the holiday.