Crime for the Holidays!  Christmas-themed mystery authors A-L

Crime for the Holidays! Christmas-themed mystery authors A-L

Christmas time is a major time for murder!

 Here is a list of Christmas/Holiday themed novels. This post includes authors from A-L. See next week’s blog for the rest of the alphabet (M-Z).

 Then start reading.

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Thanks to Janet Rudolph and her wonder mystery website for compiling these lists. See more at: http://mysteryreadersinc.blogspot.com

Christmas Crime Fiction: Authors A-D

Abbot, Anthony. About the Murder on a Startled Lady, About the Murder of Geraldine Foster
Abresch, Peter. The Faltese Malcom
Adams, Deborah. All the Crazy Winters
Adamson, Lydia. A Cat in the Manger, A Cat in the Wings, A Cat on Jingle Bell Rock, A Cat Under the Mistletoe
Adrian, Jack. Crime at Christmas (Short Story Anthology)
Alan, Isabella. Murder, Served Simply
Albert, Susan Wittig. Mistletoe Man, Rueful Death, Holly Blues
Alexander, David. Shoot a Sitting Duck
Alexander, Victoria. What Happens at Christmas
Allen, Michael. Spence and the Holiday Murders
Amo, Gary. Silent Night
Andre, Joel. A Death at the North Pole
Andrews, Donna. Six Geese A-Slaying, Duck the Halls
Andrews, Mary Kay & Kathy Hogan Trocheck. Fatal Fruitcake, Blue Christmas, Christmas Bliss
Appignanesi, Lisa.The Dead of Winter
Armstrong, Vivien. Fly in Amber
Arsenault, Emily. The Broken Teaglass
Arts, David Jay. Quiet Desperation
Ash, Maureen. Murder for Christ’s Mass
Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity’s Christmas
Arts, David Jay. Quiet Desperation
Ash, Maureen. Murder for Christ’s Mass
Asimov, Isaac (ed) Twelve Crimes of Christmas
Atkins, Ace. Leavin’ Trunk Blues
Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity’s Christmas
Aubert, Rosemary. The Feast of Stephen
Avocato, Lori. (ed) Sugarplums and Scandal
Baantjer, Albert, Murder in Amsterdam
Babson, Marian. Twelve Deaths of Christmas, Line Up for Murder, Murder on a Mystery Tour
Bain, Donald. A Little Yuletide MurderManhattans and Murder
Baker, Deb. Murder Trims the Tree
Baker, North. Dead to the World
Baldacci, David. The Christmas Train
Banks, Carolyn. Horse to Die For
Barre, Richard. Bethany 
Barron, Stephanie. Jane and the Wandering Eye
Battison, Brian. The Christmas Bow Murder
Baldacci, David. The Christmas Train
Ball, Donna. Silent Night
Ballard, Mignon F. Deadly Promise, Hark! The Herald Angel Screamed
Barnard, Robert. Death in a Cold Climate, The Habit of Widowhood
Barnett, T.L. Murder for the New Year
Barrett, Kathleen. Homicide for the Holidays
Barron, Leo. No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne
Barron, Stephanie. Jane and the Wandering Eye, Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas
Battison, Brian. The Christmas Bow Murder
Bayard, Louis, Mr. Timothy
Baxt, George. Scheme and Variations. A Christmas Story.
Beaton, M.C. Death of A Snob, A Highland Christmas, Agatha Raisin and Kissing Christmas Goodbye, Death of a Prankster, Christmas Crumble, Busy Body
Beaumont, Cyril. The Mysterious Toyshop

Beechy, Alan. Murdering MinistersHoliday parties for adults and kids

Benrey Ron & Janet. Season of Glory

Berenson, Laurien. Jingle Bell Bark, Once Bitten
Bernhardt, Susan. Murder Under the Tree

Bernhardt, William. The Midnight Before Christmas
Berry, Carole. This Year Will Be Different, The Year of the Monkey
Berry, Linda. (ed) The Last Noel
Bishop, Claudia. A Carol for a Corpse
Black, Gavin. Dragon for Christmas
Black, Sarah & John Lanyon. I’ll be Dead for Christmas
Blackburn, Cindy, Three Odd Balls
Blackstock, Charity. Foggy, Foggy Dew
Blake, Nicholas. The Corpse in the Snowman, The Smiler With the Knife, Thou Shell of Death
Blanc, Nero. A Crossworder’s Delight, A Crossworder’s Gift, A Crossworder’s Holiday, Wrapped Up in Crosswords
Block, Barbara (and others). Murder Most Merry
Bohart, Lynn. Keeping with Murder
Borger, Gale. Totally Decked
Borthwick, J. S. Dude on Arrival, The Student Body
Boucher, Anthony. The Night Before Christmas
Bowen, Rhys. The Twelve Clues at Christmas; Away in a Manger
Boylan, Eleanor. Pushing Murder
Boyle, Thomas. Post-Mortem Effects
Boyland, Eleanor. Pushing Murder
Bradley, Alan. The Nasty Light of Day, I am Half Sick of Shadows
Brady, James. Hampton’s Christmas
Bramble, Forbes. Dead of Winter
Braun, Lilian Jackson. The Cat Who Turned On and Off, The Cat Who Went into the Closet
Bredes, Don. Cold Comfort
Breen, Jon. Probable Claus
Brett, Simon. The Christmas Crimes at Puzzle Manor, The Shooting in the Shop
Brewer, Steve (and others) The Last Noel; Sanity Clause (novella)
Brightwell, Emily. Mrs. Jeffries and the Feast of St. Stephen, Mrs. Jeffries & the Yuletide Weddings, Mrs. Jeffries & the Mistletoe Mix Up, Mrs, Jeffries and the Silent Knight
Brockman, Suzanne. All Through the Night.
Brown, Carter. A Corpse for Christmas
Brown, Frederic. Murder Can be Fun
Brown, Rita Mae. Rest in Pieces, Santa Clawed
Browning, Abigail (ed) Murder Most Merry (stories)
Bruce, Leo. Such is Death
Buchanan, Edna. The Ice Maiden
Burdette, Lucy. Death with all the Trimmings
Burton, Tony (ed). By the Chimney with Care, Carols and Crimes/Gifts and Grifters, Dying in a Winter Wonderland
Burke, James. A Present for Santa
Burley, W. J. Death in Willow Pattern, Wycliffe and the Quiet Virgin
Byerrun, Ellen. Grave Apparel
Cahoon, Lynn. If the Shoe Fits
Caine, Leslie. Holly and Homicide
Cairns, Alison. New Year Resolution
Cameron, Dana (and others) Sugarplums and Scandal
Carl, Joanna. The Chocolate Bear Burglary, The Chocolate Snowman MurdersCrime Scene Christmas
Carr, Carol K. India Black and the Widow of Windsor
Carrier, Warren. Justice at Christmas
Carrington, Tori. Queen’s Ransom 
Carter, John Franklin. The Corpse on the White House Lawn
Carter, Nick. The Christmas Kill
Casey, Elizabeth Lynn. Let It Sew
Caunitz, William J. Exceptional Clearance
Challinor, C. S. Christmas is Murder
Chan, Cassandra. Spider on the Stairs
Chapman, Brenda. Cold Mourning
Chaput, W. J. The Man on the Train
Chase, Erika. Read and Buried
Chastain, Thomas. 911
Chaze, Elliott. Goodbye Goliath
Chesbro, George C. Second Horseman Out of Eden, Colde Smell of Sacred Stone
Childs, Laura. The Teaberry Strangler
Christie, Agatha. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Also published as Murder for Christmas and Holiday for Murder), The Sittaford Mystery
Christmas, Joyce. Dying Well, Fete Worse than Death
Churchill, Jill. Farewell to Yarns, The Merchant of Menace, From Here to Paternity
Clad, Noel. Savage
Clark, Carol Higgins. Iced
Clark, Mary Higgins. All Though the Night, Silent Night, Deck the Halls. With Carol Higgins Clark. He Sees You when Your Sleeping With Carol Higgins Clark, The Christmas Thief. With Carol Higgins Clark, Santa Cruise. My Gal Sunday, Stillwatch
Dashing through the snow. With Carol Higgins Clark.
Cleland, Jane. Ornaments of Death
Coggin, Joan. Who Killed the Curate?, Dancing with Death
Cohen, Charles. Silver Linings
Collier, Christine. Christmas at Cliffhanger Inn, A Holiday Sampler
Collings, Rex. Clerical Crimes for Christmas
Collins, Max Allen. Blue Christmas and Other Holiday Homicides, No Cure for Death, Spree
Colt, Jennifer. The Con Artist of Catalina Island
Conant, Susan. Gone to the Dogs
Constantine, K.C. Upon Some Midnights Clear
Cooper, Natasha. Evil is Done 
Cornish, Constance. Dead of Winter
Cornwell, Bernard. Sharpe’s Christmas (Two Short Stories)
Cornwell, Patricia. Scarpetta’s Winter Table 
Cortez, Donn. Miami: Harm for the Holidays
Cousins, Caroline. Fiddle Dee Death
Coyle, Cleo. Holiday Grind, Holiday Buzz, Latte Trouble
Coward, Mat (and others) The Last Noel
Craig, Alisa. Murder Goes Mumming
Craft, Michael. Body Language
Craig, Alisa. Murder Goes Mumming
Craig, Philip R. A Deadly Vineyard Holiday: A Martha’s Vineyard Mystery, Off Season
Crane, Hamilton. Starring Miss Seeton
Crawford, Isis. A Catered Christmas
Creasey, John. Death of a Postman
Crespi, Trella. Trouble with Thin Ice
Crider, Bill. Cursed to Death
Crighton, Michael. Coma
Crockett, Jessie. Live Free or Die
Crombie, Deborah. Water Like a Stone, And Justice There is None
Cross, Amanda. No Word from Winifred
Crowleigh, Ann. Murder Under the Tree (stories)
Daheim, Mary. The Alpine Christmas, Nutty as a Fruitcake, The Alpine Winter
Dalby, Richard. Crime for Christmas 
Daley, Kathi. Christmas Cozy; The Cat of Christmas Past
D’Amato, Barbara. Hard Christmas
Dams, Jeanne M. The Body in the Transept, Indigo Christmas, Winter of Discontent
Dane, Joel. The Christmas Tree Murders
Danielewski, Cynthia. Night Fire 
Darrell, Elizabeth. Czech Mate
Davenport, Chari. The Christmas Party
Davidson, Diane Mott. Sweet Revenge
Davidson, Mary Janice. Undead and Unreturnable
Davis, Frederick. Drag the Dark
Davis, Krista. The Diva Runs Out of Thyme, The Diva Cooks a Goose
Davis, Mildred B. Tell Them What’s Her Name Called, Three Minutes to Midnight
Dawson, Janet. Nobody’s Child
Day, Marlis. Curriculum Murders
Dean, Spencer. Credit for a Murder
DeAndrea, William L. Killed on the Ice
De Castrique, Mark. Grave Undertaking 
Dee, Ed. Little Boy Blue
Deeb, Mary Jane. Christmas Mystery in Provence
Delany, Kathleen. Murder Half-Baked
Delany, Vicki. Winter of Secrets; Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen
Dengler, Sandy. Murder on the Mount
Dentinger, Jane. The Queen is Dead
Deverell, Diana.  Twelve Drummers Drumming
Dexter, Colin. The Secret of Annexe 3, Morse’s Greatest Mystery and Other Stories
Dickson, Carter. The White Priority Murders
Dobson, Joanne. Quieter Than Sleep
Donnelly, Deborah. Died to Match, May the Best Man Die
Dorsey, Tim. When the Elves Attack
Douglas, Carole Nelson. Cat in a Golden Garland
Douglas, Charlotte. Holidays are Murder
Downing, Todd. The Last Trumpet
Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
Driscoll, Patricia. Shedding Light on Murder
Drummond, John Keith. ‘Tis the Season to be Dying
Douglas, Carole Nelson. Cat in a Golden Garland: A Midnight Louie Mystery
Dubois, Brendan. The Gift of King Herod.
Duffy, James. The Christmas Gang
Dunbar, Sophie. Shiveree
Duncan, Elizabeth. A Killer’s Christmas in Wales
Dunn, Carola. Mistletoe and Murder, Death at Wentwater Court
Dunnett, Kaitlyn. A Wee Christmas Homicide, Ho-Ho-Homicide
Durham, Mary. Keeps Death His Court

CHRISTMAS MYSTERIES, AUTHORS E-H

Eberhart, Mignon G. Postmark Murder
Eddenden, A. E. A Good Year for Murder
Egan, Lesley. Crime for Christmas
Eickhoff, Randy Lee. Then Came Christmas
Ekwensi, Cyprian. Restless City, Christmas Gold
Emerson, Kathy Lynn (Kaitlyn Dunnett). A Wee Christmas Homicide
Englehart, Steve. Christmas Countdown
Erskine, Margaret. A Graveyard Plot
Estleman, Loren D. The Glass Highway
Evanovich, Janet. Visions of Sugar Plums

Faherty, Terence (ed). Murder, Mayhem and Mistletoe
Fairstein, Linda A. The Deadhouse, The Crime and the Crystal, A Small World of Murder
Farjeon, J.J. Mystery in White
Fawcett, Quinn. Siren Song
Feddersen, Connie (ed). Murder Under the Tree
Fennelly, Tony. Home Dead for Christmas
Ferrars, E.X. Smoke Without Fire, The Small World of Murder, The Crime and the Crystal
Ferris, Monica. Crewel Yule
Finch, Charles. The Fleet Street Murders
Finnis, Jane. A Bitter Chill
Fletcher, Jessica and Donald Bain. A Little Yuletide Murder, Manhattan and Murder
Floyd, John (ed). The Gift of Murder
Flower, Amanda. A Plain Disappearance
Fluke, Joanne. Candy Cane Murders (with Leslie Meier & Laura Levine), Sugar Cookie Murder, Plum Pudding Murder, Gingerbread Cookie Murder (w/Laura Levine & Leslie Meier)
Flynn, Brian. The Murders near Mapleton
Foley, Rae. Hundreth Door
Ford, Leslie. The Simple Way of Poison 
Fowler, Earlene. The Saddlemaker’s Wife
Fraser, Anthea. The Nine Bright Shiners
Frazer, Margaret. The Servant’s Tale, The Widow’s Tale
Freydont, Shelley. A Merry Little Murder
Frommer, Sara Hoskinson. Witness in Bishop Hill
Furlong-Bolliger. Christmas in Killarney
Furst, Clyde Bowman. The Observations of Professor MaturinChristmas

Gaarder, Jostein. The Christmas Mystery
Gagnon, Michelle. Kidnap and Ransom
Galenorn, Yasmine. Ghost of a Chance
Gano, John. Inspector Proby’s Christmas
Garner, James Finn. Politically Correct Holiday Stories: For an Enlightened Yuletide Season
Garnet, A. H. The Santa Claus Killer
George, Anne. Murder on a Bad Hair Day
Giroux, E. X. Death for a Dietician
Godfrey, Thomas (ed) Murder for Christmas: 26 Tales of Seasonal Malice
Barb Goffman. Chesapeake Crimes: Homicidal Holidays (ed with Donna Andrews and Marcia Talley) 4 Christmas stories by Donna Andres, Cyde Linsley, Linda Lombardi, and Debbi Mack); “A Year Without Santa Claus?” AHMM (Jan/Feb 2015); “The Worst Noel” in The Gift of Murder; “Christmas Surprise” in Don’t Get Mad, Get Event.
Goldenbaum, Sally. A Holiday Yarn
Goodman, Jonathan. Murder on the Aisle
Gordon, Alan. Thirteen Night, The Moneylender of Toulouse
Gorman, Edward. Murder on the Aisle
Gouze, Roger. A Quiet Game of Bambu
Grabenstein, Chris. Hell for the Holidays, Slay Ride
Grace, Alexa. Deadly Holiday 
Grace, C.L. The Merchant of Death
Grace, Margaret. Mayhem in Miniature
Grafton, Sue. “E” is for Evidence
Graham, Heather. The Last Noel, A Season of Miracles
Granger, Ann. A Season for Murder
Graves, Sarah. Wreck the Halls
Greeley, Andrew. The Bishop and the Three Kings
Green, Christine. Deadly Partners
Greenberg, Martin H. (ed) Cat Crimes for the Holidays, Holmes for the Holidays, Santa Clues, More Holmes for the Holidays. Twelve Crimes of Christmas
Greenwood, Kerry. Murder in the Dark, Forbidden Fruit
Griffey, Jackie. The Nelson Scandal
Gregory, Susanna. A Conspiracy of Violence
Grimes, Martha. Jerusalem Inn, Old Fox Deceived, The Man with a Load of Mischief
Guest, Judith. Killing Time in St. Cloud
Gunning, Sally. Ice Water

Haddam, Jane. Not a Creature Was Stirring, A Stillness in Bethlehem
Hager, Jean. The Last Noel
Haines, Carolyn. Buried Bones
Hall, Parnell. A Puzzle in a Pear Tree
Hall, Robert Lee. Benjamin Franklin and a Case of Christmas Murder
Halliday, Gemma. Christmas in High Heels
Hammett, Dashiell. The Thin Man
Handler, David. The Snow White Christmas Cookie
Hardwick, Richard. The Season to be Deadly
Hare, Cyril. An English Murder
Harmon, Ken. The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir
Harper, Karen. The Queene’s Christmas
Harris, Charlaine. Shakespeare’s Christmas & (ed) Wolfsbane and Mistletoe
Harris, Joanne. Chocolat
Harris, Lee. The Christmas Night Murder
Harrison, Janis. Murder Sets Seed
Hart, Carolyn Sugarplum Dead & Merry, Merry Ghost
Hart, Ellen. Vital Lies, Murder in the Air
Hart, Roy. Seascape with Dead Figures
Harvey, John. Cold Light
Hay, Doriel. The Santa Klaus Murder
Heald, Tim. (ed) A Classic Christmas Crime
Heath, Sandra. Mistletoe Mischief
Hechtman, Betty. You Better Knot Die
Hellmann, Libby. Set the Night on Fire
Hemlin, Tim. A Catered Christmas
Hess, Joan. A Holly, Jolly Murder, O Little Town of Maggody
Heyer, Georgette. Envious Casca
Hiassen, Carl. Tourist Season
Hill, Reginald. Death’s Jest Book, A Clubbable Woman
Hilton, John Buxton. Death in Midwinter
Hinkemeyer, Michael. A Time to Reap
Hochgatterer, Paulus. The Sweetness of Life
Hodgkin, Marion Rous. Dead Indeed
Holland, Isabelle. A Fatal Advent
Holmes, Dee. Silent Night (anthology)
Holms, Joyce. Thin Ice
Howell, Dorothy. Slay Bells and Satchels
Howie, Edith. Murder for Christmas
Howlett, John. The Christmas Spy
Hughes, Cledwyn. The Inn Closes for Christmas, The Different Drummer
Hughes, Mary Ellen. Wreath of Deception
Hume, Fergus. The Coin of Edward VII
Hunter, Alan. Landed Gently
Hunter, Ellen Elizabeth. Murder on the Candlelight Tour, Christmas Wedding.
Hunter, Evan. Come Winter
Hunter, Fred. Ransom for a Holiday, ‘Tis the Season for Murder, Homicide for the Holidays

CHRISTMAS MYSTERIES, AUTHORS I-L

Iams, Jack. Do Not Murder Before Christmas
Indridason, Arnaldur. Voices
Innes, Michael. A Comedy of Terrors, Christmas at Candleshoe
Irving, Karen. Jupiter’s Daughter
Ivie, Judith. Drowning in Christmas

Jackson, Melanie. Murder on Parade
Jaffe. Jody. Chestnut Mare, Beware
Jahn, Cathie. Add One Dead Critic
Jahn, Michael. Murder on Fifth Avenue
Jarvis, Nancy Lynn. Buying Murder
Jeffers, H. Paul. Murder on Mike
John, Cathie. Add One Dead Critic
Johnson, Craig. Death Without Company, Christmas in Absaroka, Spirit of Steamboat: A Walt Longmire Story
Jordan, Cathleen. A Carol in the Dark
Jordan, Jennifer. Murder Under the Mistletoe.

Kane, Henry. A Corpse for Christmas (Homicide at Yuletide)
Kaplan, Arthur. A Killing for Charity
Katz, Fred. Not a Creature Was Stirring
Kaufman, Karin. The Witch Tree
Kavanaugh, Brian. A Canterbury Crime
Kaye, M. M. Death in the Andamans
Kellerman, Faye. Sacred and Profane
Kelley, Lee Charles. ‘Twas the Bite Before Christmas
Kelly, Mary. The Christmas Egg
Kelner, Toni L.P. Mad as the Dickens, Murder Under the Tree (ed)Santa
Kendrick, Stephen. Night Watch
King, John. The Big Mouth
King, Laurie R. A Monstrous Regiment of Women
Kingsbury, Kate. No Clue at the Inn, Ringing in Murder, Shrouds of Holly, Slay Bells, Decked with Folly, Mistletoe and Mayhem, Herald of Death, The Clue is in the Pudding, Mulled Murder
Kisor, Henry. Season’s Revenge
Kitchen, C.H.B. Crime at Christmas
Kleinholz, Lisa. Exiles on Main Street
Knight, Alanna. The Dagger in the Crown
Knight, Bernard. Crowner’s Quest
Knight, Kathleen Moore. They’re Going to Kill Me
Knight, Stephen. Corpse at the Opera House, Murder at Home, More Crimes for a Summer Christmas
Koch, Edward I. Murder on 34th Street
Koontz, Dean R. Mister Murder, Santa’s Twin, Robot Santa

Lake, M.D. A Gift for Murder, Grave Choices
Landreth, Marsha. The Holiday Murders
Lane, Vicki. In a Dark Season
Langley, Bob. Death Stalk
Langston, Josh & Barbara Galler-Smith. Christmas Beyond the Box
Langton, Jane. The Shortest Day: Murder at the Revels, The Memorial Hall Murder
Lanyon, Josh & Sarah Black. I’ll be Dead for Christmas
Lathen, Emma. Banking on Death
Lavene, Joyce and Jim. Treacherous Toys
Lawrence, David. Cold Kill
Lawrence, Hilda. Blood Upon the Snow
Lawrence, Treat. Q As in Quicksand
Leach, Christopher. A Killing Frost
Lee, Wendy. Murder, Mayhem and Mistletoe (anthology)
Leon, Donna. Blood from a Stone
Levine, Joan. The Santa Claus Mystery
Levine, Laura. Candy Cane Murders (with Joanne Fluke & Leslie Meier), Gingerbread Cookie Murder (with Joanne Fluke & Leslie Meier)
Lewin, Michael Z. The Enemies Within
Lewis, Ted. Carter’s Law
Little, Constance. The Black-Headed Pins
Livingston, Nancy. Quiet Murder
Loan-Wilsey, Anna. Anything But Civil
Locke, William J. A Christmas Mystery
Lockridge, Richard. Dead Run
London, Cait. (and others) Sugarplums and Scandal
Long, Manning. Vicious Circle
Lord, Christopher. The Christmas Carol Murders
Lourey, Jess. December Dread
Luber, Philip. Deadly Convictions – See more at:

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