Golfing Mysteries

Mysteries, suspense novels, thrillers, and crime fiction that feature golfing, the game of golf, golfers, or golf courses.

Find these titles at your local library or through ABEbooks, AddALL, and other used and out-of-print book dealers.

Also of interest: The Golf Murders: A Reader's and Collector's Guide to Golf Mystery Fiction: An Annotated and Illustrated Bibliography, by Thomas F. Taylor (Golf Mystery Press, 1997) and a Yahoo! group called golfmystery, which was originated to identify and discuss titles published since 1996 as well as those that Taylor may have omitted from The Golf Murders.

Some might enjoy The Downhill Lie (2008), mystery writer Carl Hiaasen's 'hilarious account' of his struggles with golf.


HERBERT ADAMS (1874 - 1958)
CATHERINE AIRD
aka Kim McIntosh (East Kent, U.K.; born Yorkshire; 1930 - )
RICHARD L. BALDWIN
BRIAN NEVILLE BALL
aka Brian Kinsey-Jones (U.K.; 19 June 1932 - )
JAMES (JIM) Y. BARTLETT (American, lives in Rhode Island)
EDMUND CLERIHEW BENTLEY (10 July 1875 - 30 March 1956) and H. WARNER ALLEN
WILLIAM BERNHARDT (1960 -)
J.S. BORTHWICK
DANIEL B. BRAWNER
GENE BREAZNELL
ROBERT BROWN
NANCY BRUFF
MILES BURTON aka John Rhode, Cecil John Charles Street
PATRICK CAKE
DICKSON CARTER
aka John Dickson Carr (American; 1906 - 27 Feb 1977)
DENNIS CASLEY
JAMES RAY CHAPMAN
JAMES HADLEY CHASE (British; pen name of Rene Brabazon Raymond)
AGATHA CHRISTIE (British, 15 Sep 1890 - 12 Jan 1976)
HARLAN COBEN (born New Jersey)
R.C. COILE JR
BARBARA COMFORT (New York City)
BARRY CORK
JOHN R. CORRIGAN
GEORGE HARMON COXE
PHILIP R. CRAIG (1933-2007)
BOB CULLEN
DON DAHLER
CONOR DALY aka Kevin Egan (1952 - )
ELIZABETH DALY (American, 15 Oct 1878 - 2 Sep 1967)
PETE DEXTER (1943 - )
MARCUS DODS
WILL DUKE aka Roney Scott, William Campbell Gault (born Milwaukee, Wisc.; 9 March 1910 - 1995)
DOROTHY DUNNETT nee Dorothy Halliday (born Fife, Scotland; 25 Aug 1923 - 9 Nov. 2001)
FRANCIS HENRY DURBRIDGE (Yorkshire, England; 25 Nov 1912 - 1998)
CHARLOTTE ELKINS nee Charlotte Trangmar (lives Rhode Island) and AARON ELKINS (born Brooklyn; lives Rhode Island; 1935 - )
JAMES ELLROY (1948 - )
GERARD FAIRLIE (British; 1 Nov 1899 - Apr 1983)
IAN FLEMING (British)
RAE FOLEY
HARRY FORSE
DAVID FROME aka Zenith Jones Brown, Leslie Ford, Brenda Conrad (1898 - 1983)
TIMOTHY FULLER
NICOLA FURLONG (born Alberta; lives Vancouver Island, British Columbia)
JAMES GIBBINS
DENNIS GIMMEL
ROBERT GIRARDI
MALCOLM GRAY (pen name of Ian Stuart)
J. M. GREGSON
IAN GREIG
MICHAEL GRIFFITH
JOHN GUNN
WILLIAM HALLBERG
MALCOLM HAMER
DAVID HANDLER
RICK HANSON
JANE HELLER (raised Scarsdale, NY; lives Los Angeles)
JOAN HESS
PATRICIA HIGHSMITH (born Fort Worth, Texas; lives Switzerland; 19 Jan 1921 -)
REGINALD HILL
JAMES HOWARD
RICHARD HUNT
HORACE G. HUTCHINSON
MICHAEL INNES aka John Innes Mackintosh Stewart (born Edinburgh, Scotland; 30 Sep 1906 - )
WALLACE IRWIN
ROBERTA ISLEIB (Lives Connecticut)
JERRY JACOBSON
PETER JAMESSON
QUINTON JARDINE
OWEN FOX JEROME aka Oscar Jerome Friend (1897-?)
SUZANNE JONES
RITA KASHNER
JAMIE KATZ (lives Watertown, Massachusetts)
H.R.F. KEATING aka Henry Reymond Fitzwalter Keating (British; 1926 - )
CAROLYN KEENE
JERRY KENNEALY (1938 - )
[Father] RONALD A. KNOX (born Leicestershire, England; 1888-1957)
J.A. KRIPPER
JANICE LAW
JOHN LOGUE (lives Birmingham, Alabama; 1933 - )
CLAIRE LORRIMER (U.K, lives in Kent)
EVELYN LUNEMANN
ANGUS MACVICAR (Scottish; 1908 - 31 Oct. 2001)
ARTHUR MALING (American; 11 June 1923 - )
ROBERT MARSHALL
ROBERT MARTIN
BRIAN MCGRORY
RALPH MATTHEW MCINERNY (24 Feb. 1929 - )
CLAIRE MCNAB (Australian living in Calif.)
HERMAN CYRIL McNEILE, writing as Sapper
KEITH MILES aka Edward Marston, Conrad Allen, Martin Inigo (Welsh)
CHARLES MIRON
JIM MORIARTY
WALTER MOSBY
PATRICIA MOYES
SUSAN POLONUS MUCHA
JOHN NOBLE
E[dward] PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM (born London, 22 Oct 1866 - 3 Feb 1946)

Golf is mentioned in many of his novels and stories, including in The Illustrious Prince (1914), The Pawns Count (1918), The Devil's Paw (1920), etc.

ROY ORASON (lives California)
PRESTON PAIRO
RACHEL COSGROVE PAYES
PENZLER, OTTO ed.
KIN PLATT (born New York City; 8 Dec 1911)
ELEANOR RALEIGH
ROB REEF
MARY ROBERTS RINEHART (born Pittsburgh PA; 1876 - 22 Sep 1958)
WILLIAM ROCKE (Irish)
CHARLES ROSS
JONATHAN ROSS aka John Rossiter (2 Mar 1916 - )
SAM AND ALICE SEGAL
TERRY SHEILS
LEE SHELDON
ROBERT SHREVE
ELIZABETH SIMS (1957 - )
KATHLEEN KELLY SPRISSLER (born Rochester NY, lives Northern Virginia)
CHESTER K. STEELE
WALTER STEWART
REX STOUT
LEE TYLER (born Newton, Massachusetts; 1929 - )
ROBERT UPTON
CICELY van STRATEN
VARIOUS AUTHORS
D.H. VERBEEK
J. MICHAEL VERON
W. SHELLEY VIALL (born Kentucky)
DON WADE
HUBERT WALES
DAVID WILLIAMS
PHILIP CARLTON WILLIAMS
MILDRED A. WIRT [BENSON]
ANTHONY WYNNE (aka Robert McNair Wilson; 1882 - 1963)
BRUCE ZIMMERMAN