Holiday Books & Stories


A running list of stories I've read or own set during a holiday. Mysteries are marked with "*." Janet over at Mystery Fanfare has put together more exhaustive lists for each holiday (found through the Archive-by looking through posts in the appropriate month).

New Year's Eve/Day
"The Mark of the Beast" by Rudyard Kipling
Murder at Midnight by C. S. Challinor*
The New Year's Eve Murder by Lee Harris*
Hallowed Murder by Ellen Hart*
Holiday Homicide by Rufus King*
The Dishonest Murderer by Frances & Richard Lockridge*
Let Dead Enough Alone by Frances & Richard Lockridge*
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers*
Clock Strikes Twelve by Patricia Wentworth*

Valentine's Day
The Valentine's Day Murder by Lee Harris*
A Judgment in Stone by Ruth Rendell*

President's Day

Mardi Gras


St. Patrick's Day
The St. Patrick's Day Murder by Lee Harris*
Lack of the Irish by Ralph McInerny*

April Fool's Day
The April Fool's Day Murder by Lee Harris*

"Poison a la Carte" in Three at Wolfe's Door by Rex Stout*


Easter/Good Friday
"The Easter Parade" ("The Easter Parade Murder") by Rex Stout*
The Good Friday Murder by Lee Harris*
Death of a God by S. T. Haymon*

Passover
The Passover Murder by Lee Harris*

Cinco de Mayo
The Cinco de Mayo Murder by Lee Harris*

Mother's Day
The Mother's Day Murder by Lee Harris*

Father's Day
The Father's Day Murder by Lee Harris*

Flag Day

Indpendence Day
"Fourth of July Picnic" by Rex Stout*

Labor Day
The Labor Day Murder by Lee Harris*

Halloween
Death on All Hallowe'en by Leo Bruce*
Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie*
The Frozen Shroud by Martin Edwards*
Hanging by a Thread by Monica Ferris*
Sweet Poison by Ellen Hart*
Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier*

Veteran's Day/Armistice Day
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club by Dorothy L. Sayers*

Thanksgiving
Natural Suspect by William Bernhardt et al*
A Trap for Fools by Amanda Cross*
Sins Out of School by Jeanne Dams*
The Thanksgiving Day Murder by Lee Harris*
Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout*

Hanukkah

Yom Kippur
The Yom Kippur Murder by Lee Harris*

Christmas
"The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding" by Agatha Christie*
"Persons or Things Unknown" by Carter Dickson [John Dickson Carr]*
"The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle*
"The Necklace of Pearls" by Dorothy L. Sayers*
"The Queen's Square" by Dorothy L. Sayers*
"Tarnelm" by Sir Hugh Walpole
"The Fireplace" by Henry S. Whitehead
The Cat Who Came for Christmas by Cleveland Amory
About the Murder of Geraldine Foster by Anthony Abbott*
Augie Wren's Christmas Story by Paul Aster
Aunt Dimity's Christmas by Nancy Atherton*
Murder in Amsterdam by A. C. Baanntjer*
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum
The Twelve Deaths of Christmas by Marian Babson*
A Crossworder's Holiday by Nero Blanc*
The Corpse in the Snowman by Nicholas Blake*
Beverly Gray's Mystery by Clair Blank*
The Angel Doll by Jerry Bledsoe
Pushing Murder by Eleanor Boylan*
Mrs. Jeffries & the Silent Knight by Emily Brightwell*
A Corpse for Christmas by Carter Brown*
Such Is Death by Leo Bruce*
Death in a Willow Pattern by W. J. Burley*
The Chocolate Snowman Murders by JoAnna Carl*
India Black & the Widow of Windsor by Carol K. Carr*
Read & Buried by Erika Chase*
Murder for Christmas (A Holiday for Murder/Hercule Poirot's Christmas) by Agatha Christie*
Dancing with Death by Joan Coggin*
No Word From Winifred by Amanda Cross*
Crime for Christmas by Richard Dalby (ed)*
Mistletoe & Mayhem by Richard Dalby (ed)*
The Body in the Transept by Jeanne M. Dams*
Winter of Discontent by Jeanne M. Dams*
The Curriculum Murders by Marlis Day*
The Secret of Annexe 3 by Colin Dexter*
A Christmas Carol & Other Christmas Writings by Charles Dickens
The White Priory Murders by Carter Dickson*
Death at Wentwater Court by Carola Dunn*
Mistletoe & Murder by Carola Dunn*
The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans
Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon*
The Small World of Murder by Elizabeth Ferrars*
Plum Pudding Murder by Joanne Fluke*
Murder for Christmas by Thomas Godfrey (ed)*
The Haunted Tea-Cosy by Edward Gorey
More Holmes for the Holidays by Martin H. Greenberg (ed)*
An English Murder (A Very English Murder/The Christmas Murder) by Cyril Hare*
The Christmas Night Murder by Lee Harris*
The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay*
Envious Casca by Georgette Heyer*
Landed Gently by Alan Hunter*
Do Not Murder Before Christmas by Jack Iams*
A Carol in the Dark by Cathleen Jordan*
Death in the Andamans by M. M. Kaye
The Black-Headed Pins by Constance & Gwenyth Little*
Christmas Stalkings by Charlotte MacLeod*
Mistletoe Mysteries by Charlotte MacLeod*
Rest You Merry by Charolotte MacLeod*
Christmas Crimes by Cynthia Mason (ed)*
Corpus Christmas by Margaret Maron*
Murder in Ordinary Time by Sister Carol Anne O'Marie*
A Christmas Grace by Anne Perry*
A Christmas Guest by Anne Perry*
A Christmas Journey by Anne Perry*
A Christmas Promise by Anne Perry*
The Finishing Stroke by Ellery Queen*
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson
How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss
Beasley's Christmas Party by Booth Tarkington
The Twelve Crimes of Christmas by Carol-Lynne Rossell Waugh (ed)*
The Bird's Christmas Carol by Kat Douglas Wiggin





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