Monday, May 01, 2017

May Poles and Murder Plots

As blogger-author Bill Crider reminds us, today is May Day, “an ancient pagan holiday celebrating the start of summer” that has become “a labor holiday in many areas of the world.” It’s also another opportunity for Mystery Fanfare writer Janet Rudolph, a longtime collector of whodunits tied to annual holidays, to present a list of May Day Crime Fiction. She pairs that with a rundown of mysteries involving Morris Dancing, which—according to Wikipedia—“historically …, has been linked to May Day celebrations.”

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