Crime for the Holidays. Holiday-themed mysteries, authors M-Z

Crime for the Holidays. Holiday-themed mysteries, authors M-Z

ChristmasHo-Ho-Ho – it’s time for murder!

Here is the second installment of Christmas-themed mysteries by author (M-Z).

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

Christmas Crime Fiction: Authors M-N

Macbride, Stuart. Cold Granite
MacLeod, Charlotte. Rest You Merry; ed.Christmas Stalkings: Tales of Yuletide Murder, The Convivial Codfish; Mistletoe Mysteries (ed)
MacDonald, John D. Pale Gray for Guilt
MacLeod, Charlotte. The Convivial Codfish, Murder Goes Mumming, Rest You Merry
MacPherson, Rett. A Comedy of Heirs, The Blood Ballad
MacPherson, Suzanne (and others) Sugarplums and Scandal
Malliet, G. M. Death of a Cozy Writer
Malmont, Valerie. Death, Snow, and Mistletoe
Manson, Cynthia (ed). Christmas Crimes, Merry Murder, Murder Under the Mistletoe, Mystery for Christmas, Murder at Christmas
Marantz, Bill. Christmas Eve Can Kill You
Markham, Marion. Christmas Present Mystery (anthology)
Markowitz, Jeff. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Murder
Marks, Jeffrey. Canine Christmas
Maron, Margaret. Corpus Christmas, Rituals of the Season, Christmas Mourning
Marsh, Carole. Haunted Christmas Tree Mystery
Marsh, Ngaio. Tied Up in Tinsel
Matesky, Amanda. Murder is a Girl’s Best Friend
McBain, Ed. And All Through the House, Downtown, Ghosts, Sadie When She Died
McCloy, Helen. Mr. Splitfoot
McClure, James. The Gooseberry Fool
McCrumb, Sharyn. Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past
McGinley, Patrick. Goosefoot
McGown, Jill. Murder at the Old Vicarage
McKevett, G.A. Cooked Goose, Poisoned Tarts
McLean, Donna. A Sparrow Falls Christmas
McLintick, Malcolm. Death of an Old Flame
McMullen, Mary. Death by Bequest
Mehl, Nancy. There Goes Santa Claus Crime Scene Christmas
Meier, Leslie. The Christmas Cookie Murder, Mistletoe Murder, Mail Order Murder, Candy Cane Murders (w/Joanne Fluke & Laura Levine), Gingerbread Cookie Murder, A Winter Wonderland
Meredith, David W. The Christmas Card Murders
Meredith, D. R. Murder by Sacrilege
Michaels, Kasey. High Heels and Holidays, Bowled Over
Miles, Terry. Dog Gone Christmas
Milne, A.A. A Table Near the Band, Christmas Party
Miner, Valerie. Murder in the English Department
Minichino, Camile. The Helium Murder, The Oxygen Murder
Misto, Joh. The Devil’s Companions
Mitcheltree, Tom. How Still We See Thee Lie (with Elizabeth Gunn & Connie Shelton)
Moore, Christopher. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
Morrell, David. The Spy Who Came for Christmas
Mortimer, John. A Rumpole Christmas
Moyes, Patricia. Season of Snows and Sins
Muller, Marcia. There’s Nothing to be Afraid Of
Murphy, Shirley Rousseau. Cat Deck the Halls, Cat Coming Home, Cat Bearing Gifts
Nabb, Magdalen. Death of an Englishman
Nash, Anne. Said with Flowers
Neel, Janet. Death’s Bright Angel
Nelson, Hugh. The Season for Murder
Nesbo, Jo. The Redeemer
Nesser, Hakan. Woman with Birthmark
Nixon, Joan. The Christmas Eve Murder
Norden, Robert. Death Beneath the Christmas Tree
Norton, Jemima. The Mistletoe Bride

CHRISTMAS CRIME FICTION, AUTHORS O-R

O’Connell, Carol. Judas Child
O’Marie, Sr. Carol Anne. Advent of Dying, Murder in Ordinary Time, A Novena for Murder
O’Nan, Stewart. Last Night at the Lobster

Page, Katherine Hall. The Body in the Big Apple, The Body in the Bouillon, The Body in the Sleigh
Paige, Shelton. Merry Market Murder
Palmer, William. The Dons and Mr. Dickens
Papazoglou, Orania. Rich, Radiant Slaughter, Charisma
Parker, Gary E. Death Stalks a Holiday
Parker, Robert. The Widening Gyre
Patterson, James. Merry Christmas, Alex Cross
Paul, Barbara. A Chorus of Detectives
Pearl, Jack. Victims Santa
Pearson, Carol Lynn. A Stranger For Christmas
Pence, Joanne. Two Cooks A-Killing, The Thirteenth Santa
Penhallow, Sara. The Christmas Tree Farm Murders
Penny, Louise. A Fatal Grace, How the Light Gets In
Penzler, Otto (ed). Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop, The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries
Perry, Anne. A Christmas Beginning, A Christmas Grace, A Christmas Guest, A Christmas Journey, A Christmas Secret, A Christmas Visitor, Silence in Hanover Close, A Christmas Promise, A Christmas Garland, A Christmas Odyssey, A Christmas Secret, A Christmas Hope.. and more.
Peters, Elizabeth. He Shall Thunder in the Sky, Trojan Gold
Peters, Ellis. A Rare Benedictine, The Raven in the Foregate
Philips, Scott. The Ice Harvest
Plunkett, Susan. Silent Night (anthology)
Pomidor, Bill. Mind Over Murder
Pronzini, Bill. Snowbound
Pryce, Malcolm. Don’t Cry For Me Aberystwyth
Pulver, Mary Monica. Original Sin
Purser, Ann. Murder on Monday

Quashie, Colin. Spirits in a Material World
Queen, Ellery. The Finishing Stroke, Cat of Many Tails, Calamity Town, The Egyptian Cat Mystery, Murder at Christmas
Quentin, Patrick. Follower

Raphael, Lev. Burning Down the House
Rawls, Randy. Jingle’s Christmas
Ray, Robert J. Merry Christmas Murdock
Raybourn, Deanna. Silent Night: A Lady Julia Christmas Novella
Reinsmith, Richard. Body for Christmas
Richards, Emilie. Let There be Suspects
Rickman, Phil. Midwinter of the Spirit
Riggs, John R. Haunt of the Nightingale
Riley, Kelly Ann. Homespun Holidays
Ripley, Ann. The Christmas Garden Affair
Rizzolo, S.K. The Rose in the Wheel
Robb, J.D. Holiday in Death
Roberts, Gillian. The Mummer’s Curse, Philly Stakes
Roberts, Sheila. On Strike for Christmas, The Nine Lives of Christmas
Robinson, Peter. Past Reason Hated, The Price of Love and Other Stories (anthology)
Roosevelt, Eliot. The White House Pantry Murder
Roper, Gail. Caught in the Act
Rosett, Sara. Mistletoe, Merriment and Murder
Roosevelt, Elliott. The White House Pantry Murder
Rowe, Jennifer. Death in Store, Love Lies Bleeding
Rubino, Jane. Fruit Cake, Homicide for the Holidays
Ruell, Patrick. Red Christmas
Ryan, Jenna. Mistletoe and Murder

Christmas Mysteries: Authors S-Z

Sample, Cindy. Dying for a Dance
Sanders, Lawrence. The Fourth Deadly Sin
Santangelo, Elena. Poison to Purge Melancholy, Double Cross
Saums, Mary. When the Last Magnolia Weeps
Sawyer, Corinne Holt. Ho Ho Homicide
Sayers, Dorothy L. The Nine Tailors
Scherf, Margaret. The Gun in Daniel Webster’s Bust
Schumacher, Aileen. Framework for Death
Schweizer, Mark. The Alto Wore Tweeds, The Christmas Cantata
Sedaris, David. Holidays on Ice
Sefton, Maggie. Fleece Navidad
Sellars, M.R. Perfect Trust
Serafin, David. Christmas Rising
Shaber, Sarah. Shell Game (UK title: Burying Ground)
Shannon, Dell. No Holiday For Crime
Shelton, Connie. Sweet Holidays
Sibley, Celestine. Spider in the Sink
Simenon, Georges. Maigret’s Christmas
Slater, Susan [anthology] Crooks, Crimes and Christmas
Sleeman, Susan. The Christmas Witness
Smith, Barbara Burnett. Mistletoe From Purple Sage, ‘Tis the Season for Murder (with Fred Hunter)
Smith, Frank. Fatal Flaw
Smith, George Harmon. The Christmas Angel
Smith, Joan. Don’t Leave Me This Way
Smith, Terrence. The Devil and Webster Daniels
Smoak, Amanda. Generals’ Row
Soles, Caro (ed) Blood on the Holly
Sparks, Kerrelyn. Sugarplums and Scandal (anthology)
Sprinkle, Patricia. A Mystery Bred in Buckhead
Stagge, Jonathan. The Yellow Taxi
Stanley, J. B. The Battered Body
Stout, Rex. And Four to Go
Strohmeyer, Sarah. Bubbles All the Way
Swanson, Denise. Murder of a Barbie and Ken
Symons, Julian. The Detling SecretHoliday parties for adults and kids

Talley, Marcia. Occasion of Revenge
Taylor, Elizabeth Atwood. The Cable Car Murder
Taylor, Sarah Stewart. O’ Artful Death
Temple, Lou Jane. Death is Semisweet
Tesh, Jane. Mixed Signals
Thames, Nancy. Waiting for Santa
Theorin, Johan. The Darkest Room
Thompson, Carlene. The Way You Look Tonight
Todd, Charles. The Walnut Tree
Tooke, John. On the Twelfth Day of Christmas
Tope, Rebecca. Trouble in the Cotswolds
Tourney, Leonard D. Knaves Templar
Tremayne, Peter. The Haunted Abbot
Trocheck, Kathy. A Midnight Clear, Fatal Fruitcake (written as Mary Kay Andrews)

Underwood, Michael. A Party to Murder
Unsworth, Barry. Morality Play

VanLeeuwen, Jean. The Great Christmas Kidnapping Caper
Victor, Cynthia. What Matters Most
Viets, Elaine. Murder With All the Trimmings

Wainwright, John. The Life and Times of Christmas Calvert…Assassin
Wait, Lea. Shadows on a Maine Christmas.
Walker, Persia. Darkness and the Devil behind Me
Waller, Gail & Jim Gilber. A Kudzu Christmas
Walsh, Thomas. The Resurrection Man
Ward, Donald. Our Little Secret
Washburn Livia. The Christmas Cookie Killer, The Gingerbread Bump-Off
Webb, Peggy. Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse
Webber, Heather. Trouble Under the Tree
Weir, Charlene. A Cold Christmas
Welk, Mary. Deadly Little Christmas, A Merry Little Murder
Wildwind, Sharon. First Murder in Advent
Williams, David. Murder in Advent
Willig, Lauren. The Mischief of the Mistletoe
Windsor, Patricia. The Christmas Killer
Wilson, Gahan. Murder for Christmas: 26 Tales of Seasonal Malice
Wingfield, R.D. Frost at Christmas
Wishart, David. Last Rites
Wolzien, Valerie. Deck the Halls With Murder, ‘Tis the Season to be Murdered, We wish You a Merry Murder
Wright, Eric. The Man Who Changed His Name

Yaffe, James. Mom Meets her Maker 

Zelvin, Elizabeth, Death Will Get You Sober

Interactive mysteries and Storytelling for your Holiday Parties

And to all a good night!

Thanks to Janet Rudolph and her wonder mystery website for compiling these lists. See more here

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