Cold Climate Mysteries
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The Chocolate Bear Burglary by JoAnna Carl had snow on the ground. It's the 2nd in the series though.
Steven White's books all take place in Colorado. It gets cold there.
Beth Groundwater's mysteries are set in a cold climate--as are Diane Mott Davidson's.
Steve Hamilton's Alex McKnight series; they're set on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Doesn't get too much colder than that.
There was a rather dreadful book by Dan Brown about something buried in the ice in the arctic or antarctic but it was so unmemorable that I can't remember any more about it. I don't think that I actually bothered to finish it.
Just finished one of the coldest books I have ever read - Hell is Empty by Craig Johnson. Excellent read.
Starvation Lake by Brian Gruley. It takes place in Michigan and the plot revolves around a frozen lake, a snowmobile and ice hockey. This book was Edgar Award nominee for best first mystery. It was a great read. I believe there is a second book out in this series.
Do you happen to know the name of the first book? I was born and raised in Michigan and it is extremely cold in the winters. Anyway it sounds like a wonderful book to read. I love Mysterys James Patterson and Patricia Cornwell are two of all my favorites..
thank you for sharing that, it sounds really good..
The first book is the one I mentioned in my post, Starvation Lake. The second book in the series is The Hanging Tree. I'm hoping to read this soon.
'Nathan Active' series by Stan Jones is set in a small town within the Arctic circle in Aalaska
White Sky, Black Ice
Snow Angels by James Thompson is also set in a small town within the Arctic circle, this time in Finland
The ' Inspector Erlendur' by Arnaldur Indriðason is based in Iceland
'Jonathan Stride' series by Brian Freeman is set in a frequently snow covered Minnesota
The first in the 'Cork O'Connor' by William Kent Krueger series is also set in a snow covered Minnesota
First in the 'Kate Burkholder' by Linda Castillo series is set in a snowbound Ohio
Sworn to Silence
The second in the 'Mad Dog and Englishman' series by J.M. Hayes is set in a Kansas snow storm/blizzard
The second book in the 'Walt Flemming' series by Ridley Pearson is set in deep winter in Idaho
Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Hoeg set in Denmark and Greenland
Siberian Light by Robin White set in... well kind of obvious really!!
In my 'to read' pile and all featuring snowbound winter landscapes
Snow Blind by P. J. Tracey - 4th in the Monkeewrench series, set in Minnesota
Dead Cold by Louise Penny - the whole 'Chief Inspector Armand Gamache' series is set in a usually snowbound set in Canada
Other 'cold climate' series
Inupiat Eskimo Mysteries by Christopher Lane
Elements of a Kill
The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard:
Small Plains, Kansas, January 23, 1987: In the midst of a deadly blizzard, eighteen-year-old Rex Shellenberger scours his father' s pasture, looking for helpless newborn calves. Then he makes a shocking discovery: the naked, frozen body of a teenage girl, her skin as white as the snow around her. Even dead, she is the most beautiful girl he' s ever seen. It is a moment that will forever change his life and the lives of everyone around him. The mysterious dead girl- the " Virgin of Small Plains" - inspires local reverence. In the two decades following her death, strange miracles visit those who faithfully tend to her grave; some even believe that her spirit can cure deadly illnesses. Slowly, word of the legend spreads. But what really happened in that snow-covered field?
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