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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Snow Storm Must Read Mysteries

Now that the big snow storm has hit us here in the northeast, I started thinking about mysteries in which snow plays a significant part in the plot and/or setting.  Here are 10 books to snuggle up to and read after digging out:

  • Agatha Christie's classic The Sittaford Mystery (published in the US as Murder at Hazelmoor), set in two small villages in the middle of a snow storm.
  • Gregg Olsen's A Wicked Snow, a cold case mystery with CSI Hannah Griffin
  • Mary Daheim's Snow Place to Die from her popular Bed-and-Breakfast series
  • Bill Pronzini's excellent Snowbound, about a small resort mountain community cut off from civilization by a snow storm and avalanche. Also trapped in the town are 3 professional killers.
  • Heather Horrocks' Snowed Inn, the first book in her Who-Dun-Him Inn cozy mystery series
  • Jo Nesbo's The Snowman from his popular Harry Hole Norwegian mystery series
  • Another Norwegian mystery is Anne Holt's 1222, a closed room mystery set on a snowy mountaintop
  • Jenny Milchman's recently released and highly regarded Cover of Snow
  • Liz Oglivie-Smythe's Provincetown set cozy mystery A Deadly Snow Fall
  • James Thompson's Snow Angels, the first book in his highly regarded Inspector Vaara series set in northern Finland
Do you have any favorites that I have missed?


8 comments:

  1. Vanish in an Instant by Millar has a terrible winter in Michigan as the background.

    The Finishing Stroke by Ellery Queen is set against an ice storm.

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    1. One set of mysteries I forgot to mention was Steve Hamilton's Alex McKnight series set in Michigan's upper peninsula

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    2. Millar who? Trying to look for the Vanish book...

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    3. That would be Margaret Millar. Here is a link to the book (it is currently $4.99 for Kindle) http://amzn.to/2mFTIIq

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  2. Two that come to mind are:

    Hard Christmas by Barbara D'Amato and In a Bleak Midwinter by Julia Fleming-Spencer.

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  3. I should have remembered "In a Bleak Midwinter" as it is set in Upstate NY in an area similar to where the MRM clan is.

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  4. Thankyou Stay Safe n Warm All Including Fur children

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