July 4th Mysteries – 2016



Looking for a book to read with a July 4th Mystery theme?


Book lists exist for every holiday during the year, with some titles on some lists that could be used with several different holidays. Switch Christmas for the USA 4th of July in the text and the story might work just as well – the mystery being the essential part of the piece.


This updated list of twenty 'July 4th Mysteries' titles contains entertaining books by bestselling and/or new authors where the 4th of July theme is important to the novel. Some are oldies but goodies, some are relatively recent. If you know of others, please tell us in the comment section.  🙂


“Murder on Parade” by Donald Bain  


“Murder by Fireworks” by Susan Bernhardt

“The Cat Who Went Underground” by Lilian Jackson Braun

“Dead on the 4th of July” by Meg Chittenden


“A Catered Fourth of July” by I. Crawford

“Red, White, and Blue Murder” by Bill Crider

“Lemon Meringue Pie Murder” by Joanne Fluke

“Tool & Die” by Sarah Graves


“Act Of Darkness” by Jane Haddam

“Dead, White and Blue” by Carolyn Hart


“Yankee Doodle Dead” by Carolyn Hart

“Exit Wounds” by J. A. Jance

“A Timely Vision” by Joyce and Jim Lavene

“Knee High by the Fourth of July” by Jess Lourey

“Star Spangled Murder” by Leslie Meier


“Foal Play” by Kathryn O’Sullivan


“4th of July” by James Patterson/Maxine Paetro


“Can't Never Tell” by Cathy Pickens

“Death by Deep Dish Pie” by Sharon Short


“Independence Day Plague” by Carla Lee Suson

Happy 4th to the USA readers and stay safe during the festivities. Have fun choosing from the July 4th Mysteries.   🙂



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