Although U.S. coverage of this week’s opening of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in England was badly muddled by Republican president-wannabe Mitt Romney’s embarrassing blunders and gaffes during a visit to London (one newspaper actually labeled him “Mitt the Twit”), things seem to have settled down a bit since. Which means that between now and the conclusion of these Games on August 12, you might find some time to sample a few Olympics-related crime novels.
Editor-blogger Janet Rudolph has posted a list of mystery novels with Olympics connections. Those books include everything from Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s An Olympic Death and Off Side to Jeffery Deaver’s Garden of Beasts, Rebecca Cantrell’s A Game of Lies, and Philip Kerr’s March Violets (also worth mentioning is Kerr’s 2009 work, If the Dead Rise Not).
There are plenty of other reading options here.
READ MORE: “Olympic Fiction, Fact, and Crime,” by Peter Rozovsky (Detectives Beyond Borders).