The topic this week—'Tis the Season... for Murder?"—has me musing as to whether any particular time of year (one season or another) seems to breed more murderous intents than another. Thank goodness Michael Black on Monday came to the rescue, noting that he believes "every season is equally suitable for dastardly deeds." Given Mike's many years in law enforcement, I bow to his expertise on this one!
How about in mysteries? Hmmm. Of course, having posed the question, I had to check Google to see if I couldn't find a list of "mysteries by season." About the closest I came were lists compiled by Janet Rudolph on her blog Mystery Fanfare for the various holidays.
For December alone, I found the following on her blog:
- Christmas Mysteries
- New Year's Mysteries, Crime Fiction, Thrillers & Movies
- Boxing Day Crime Fiction
- Chanukah Crime Fiction
- Winter Solstice Crime Fiction
It seems murder in fiction favors no particular season!