Fourth of July Mystery Book Theme (List)

I truly cannot believe that June is almost over! We have actually had some rain down here in San Antonio, but it is still hot, hotter, and hottest!

Since Fourth of July is coming up so soon, I thought now would be a good time to post the Fourth of July Mystery Book List that I have compiled. If you know of any other mysteries that take place during this holiday, would you please let us know. Thank you!

Fourth of July Mystery Book List

Harold Adams….. The Fourth of July Wake

Donald Bain…. Murder on Parade

Laurien Berenson….. Hair of the Dog

Lilian Jackson Braun…..The Cat Who Went Underground

JoAnna Carl….. The Chocolate Frog Frame-Up

Meg Chittenden….. Dead on the 4th of July

Jill Churchill….. Someone to Watch Over Me

Anne-Marie Clark….. Independence Day

Carol Higgins Clark…..Twanged

Cleo Coyle….. Murder Most Frothy

Isis Crawford….. A Catered Fourth of July

Bill Crider….. Red, White, and Blue Murder

Jeffery Deaver (editor of anthology)….. A Century of Great Suspense Stories (includes Fourth of July Picnic by Rex Stout)

R. E. Derouin….. Dead on the Fourth of July

“Jessica Fletcher”….. Murder on Parade

Joanne Fluke….. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder

Shelley Freydont ….. Independence Slay

Sarah Graves….. Knockdown

Jane Haddam….. Act of Darkness

Victoria Hamilton….. Bowled Over

Carolyn G. Hart….. Yankee Doodle Dead

Carolyn Hart….. Dead, White, and Blue

Sue Ann Jaffarian ….. Rockets’ Red Glare (Short Story)

Carolyn Keene….. Murder on the Fourth of July

Joyce and Jim Lavene….. A Timely Vision

Jess Lourey….. Knee High by the Fourth of July

Donna McLean…..  A Sparrow Falls Fourth of July  (story)

Donna McLean….. A Sparrow Falls Holiday (Includes 4 stories: Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, & the above Fourth of July)

Leslie Meier….. Star Spangled Murder

James Patterson & Maxine Paetro….. 4th of July

George P. Pelecanos….. King Suckerman

Cathy Pickens….. Can’t Never Tell

Sharon Short….. Death by Deep Dish Pie

Earl H. Smith….. The Dam Committee

Julia Spencer-Fleming….. A Fountain Filled with Blood

Rex Stout….. Fourth of July Picnic (found in And Four to Go)

Carla Lee Suson….. Independence Day Plague

Valerie Wolzien….. A Star-Spangled Murder

Sue Owens Wright….. Embarking on Murder

If you know of any other Fourth of July mysteries, please post a comment. Thanks!

If you would like to see more Holiday Mystery Books, click on this link.


    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      K, thank you so much for telling us about Julia Spencer-Flemings A Fountain Filled with Blood. I added it to the 4th of July mysteries theme.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Cathy M, I know. I specifically went to her page, because I was pretty certain she had. No cigar…

  1. Stash Empress says

    Ooooh I wonder if I still have my copy of “Twanged”— have to reread it again! Love Carol Higgins Clark, wish she had more books out. Love the zaniness & how all the various strands of plot come together at the ends of her books in one spectacular brouhaha.

  2. says

    Danna, the covers you posted are so pretty! I love the bright colors. Haven’t read anything by those authors yet but I will be sure to check them out.

    • Danna - cozy mystery list says

      Donna Mc, aren’t these two covers terrific? Really show the Fourth of July theme!

  3. Drinda says

    I am reading 2 series which I am enjoying, Molly MacRae , A Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery, . Love yarn shops and Judy McCoy, A Dog Walker Mystery. These 2 are hard to put down, so if I get something done around the house , I reward myself. with reading or knitting, or one of many craft projects l enjoy doing.

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