Albert, Susan Wittig. Bittersweet. China Bayles series #23. “”This Thanksgiving, be grateful for China Bayles–who teams up with an old friend to solve a complex case of theft and murder in a South Texas ranching community…”– Provided by publisher.

Bain, Donald & Jessica Fletcher. A Fatal Feast: A Murder She Wrote Mystery.
“Based on the Universal television series created by Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson & William Link.” Jessica Fletcher cooks up a heartwarming holiday dinner–and a fresh serving of trouble as she and Inspector George Sutherland take a post-turkey stroll in Cabot Cove, Maine, and stumble upon the body of a man with a carving knife stuck in his chest.

Berne, Suzanne. Ghost at the Table
Thanksgiving at the New England home of the second of three sisters marks a reunion between the three Fiske sisters–including Cynthia, the youngest, an author writing a book about Mark Twain’s daughters–and their long-estranged father, in a portrait of the unraveling of a family, set against the famous nineteenth-century author’s own family dysfunction.

Bittle, Camilla. Dear Family
In this Massachusetts setting, Ed Beane loses his job in 1935, his wife, two children, and widowed mother must go to live with Dorothy’s mother on her farm, where they continue to support each other through a series of family celebrations.

Bowden, Susan. Bitter Harvest.
An estranged grandmother and granddaughter have a Thanksgiving reunion in this tale of romantic suspense.

Boyle, T. Coraghessan. The Tortilla Curtain.
Illegal Mexican immigrants clash through a series of coincidences with a wealthy Jewish family in California around the Thanksgiving holiday.

Capote, Truman. Thanksgiving Visitor
Autobiographical story of a boy who recalls his life with an elderly relative in rural Alabama in the 1930s and the lesson she taught him one Thanksgiving Day about dealing with a bully from school.

Chiaverini, Jennifer. A Quilter’s Holiday.
For the Elm Creek Quilters, the day after Thanksgiving marks the start of the quilting season, a time to gather at Elm Creek Manor and spend the day stitching holiday gifts for loved ones. On this quilter’s holiday, Master Quilter Sylvia Bergstrom has invited her friends to continue an old family tradition of sewing quilt blocks representing their thankfulness and gratitude. As each quilter explains the significance of her carefully chosen block, stories of love and longing for family and friends emerge.

Coleman, Terry. Thanksgiving: A Novel in Celebration of America.

Crawford, Isis. A Catered Thanksgiving.
The proprietors of A Little Taste of Heaven, a NY catering company, prepare a Thanksgiving feast for Scrooge-like fireworks manufacturer Monty Field and his family at the Field mansion. A Mystery with Recipes series.

Cross, Amanda. A Trap for Fools.

Kate Fansler Mystery

D’Amato, Barbara. Hard Tack and Hard Christmas

Cat Marsala Mysteries

Dams, Jeanne M. Sins Out of School

Dorothy Martin Mystery

Daniels, Claire. Final Intuition
While working with the widowed Mrs. Snell, alternative healer Cally Lazar senses some dark secrets about her new client’s late husband, a supposed suicide, a situation that becomes complicated by her discovery that the deceased had many enemies and by the murder of a fellow guest at a New Age seminar. First Karma Crime Mystery.

Davidson, MaryJanice. Undead and Unfinished.
Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor is having a tough time getting through the Book of the Dead-until the Devil strikes a bargain. She offers Betsy a chance to finish the cursed (literally!) thing, and finally discover all its mysteries. There’s just one catch…Betsy and her half-sister Laura have to go to Hell long enough for Laura to embrace her dark heritage (after a rebellious youth of charity work) and finally make nice with her mother, aka Lucifer. Undead Series.

Davis, Krista. The Diva Runs Out of Thyme.
Determined to take down her childhood rival at the Stupendous Stuffing Shakedown, Sophie Winston instead finds herself accused of murder when her quest for basting the perfect turkey goes horribly wrong, in a mystery complete with tasty recipes and entertaining tips. Domestic Diva series; bk.1.

Dobson, Joanne. Raven and the Nightingale: A Modern Mystery of Edgar Allen Poe

Evanovich, Janet. Thanksgiving.
When Megan Murphy discovered a floppy-eared rabbit gnawing on the hem of her skirt, she meant to give its careless owner a piece of her mind, but Dr. Patrick Hunter was too attractive to stay mad at for long. Soon the two are making Thanksgiving dinner for their families.

Florey, Kitty Burns. Souvenir of Cold Springs.
The traditional Thanksgiving family reunion at Aunt Nell’s throughout the years tracks the marriages, children, and divorces of a family.

Ford, Richard. The Lay of the Land.

Gaskell, Whitney. Pushing 30.
In this Smart Funny Women tale, watch everything explode in the heroine’s life as she loses both job and boyfriend and experiences a Thanksgiving from the Black Lagoon.

Hamrick, Janice. Death Rides Again.
Chris Bennett Mystery.

Hassler, Jon. Dear James
At loose ends due to forced retirement from her longtime teaching post, Agatha despairs when she looks at the motley crew of friends gathered at her table for an excruciating Thanksgiving dinner (described in hilarious detail).

Hathaway, Robin. Doctor Makes a Dollhouse Call.
This Dr. Fenimore mystery begins with a murder on Thanksgiving Day.

Hobbie, Douglas. The Day.
The play-by-play of this holiday is seen through the eyes of Fletcher, a man who spends the holiday at his sister-in-law and her husband’s “stately white house” in New England. It seems that he is the only one who recollects that the day is the one-year anniversary of the death of his wife’s sister Clare,

Homes, A.M. >May We Be Forgiven.
Two Thanksgivings bookend this tale.

Huston, Nancy. Dolce Agonia.
A New England Thanksgiving, a snow storm and friends who know too much about one another form this holiday tale.

Mapson, Joanne. Finding Casey.
Glory Vigil, newly married, unexpectedly pregnant at forty-one, is nesting in the home she and her husband, Joseph, have just moved to in Santa Fe, a house that unbeknownst to them is rumored to have a resident ghost. Their adopted daughter, Juniper, is home from college for Thanksgiving and in love for the very first time, quickly learning how a relationship changes everything. But Juniper has a tiny arrow lodged in her heart, a leftover shard from the day eight years earlier when her sister, Casey, disappeared-in a time before she’d ever met Glory and Joseph. When a fieldwork course takes Juniper to a pueblo only a few hours away, she finds herself right back in the past she thought she’d finally buried.

Maron, Margaret. Up Jumps the Devil.
Deborah Knott Mystery.

McDonough, Yona Zeldis. Four Temperaments.
Having concluded an affair with Ginny Valentine, an eager young ballet dancer, violinist Oscar Kornblatt invites Ginny to share Thanksgiving with his family, but when she falls in love with Oscar’s married son, the family begins to crumble.

Meier, Leslie. Turkey Day Murder: A Lucy Stone Mystery #7.
—. The Turkey Trot Murder: #24 Lucy Stone Mystery series.

Miles, Jonathan. Want Not.
On Thanksgiving Day a freegan couple living off the grid in Manhattan, a once prominent linguist struggling with midlife, and a New Jersey debt-collection magnate with a second chance at getting things right randomly and briefly collide as the weight of their desires ultimately undoes each of them, leaving them to pick up the pieces from what’s left behind.

Musser, Elizabeth. Searching for Eternity.
The novel spans four decades of the life of Emile de Bonnery, a French born boy who, at age 13, unexpectedly must leave the only home he has ever known for Atlanta in the 1960s. Torn between his belief that his father has abandoned him and his mother for another woman and the idea that his father is a spy, Emile’s anger and grief hinder his transition into American life. Then, he meets the odd and strangely attractive Eternity Jones (hence the word play on the title) and is plunged into issues of poverty, racism, alcoholism, faith and abuse. Emile’s grandmother pays for a room for an African American neighbor of Eternity’s to celebrate the hotel’s desegregation and Eternity’s family to her home for Thanksgiving dinner.

Nagy, Gloria. Marriage.
It’s Thanksgiving Day and travel writer Annie Wilder’s 45th birthday. Her family is gathering for what she’s certain will degenerate into a celebration worthy of a “Jewish Eugene O’Neill.”

Parameswaran, Rajesh. I Am an Executioner: Love Stories.
In the short story, “Demon,” a woman tries to celebrate Thanksgiving after the sudden death of her husband, even though his corpse is still sprawled on their living-room floor.

Pelletier, Cathie.Weight of Winter.
Dreaming of the history of the Maine town of Mattagash, a 110-year-old woman relives her own life and runs through the history of the town’s assorted residents, beginning with the season’s first snowfall and ending at Thanksgiving.

Pintoff, Stefanie. City on Edge. 2nd Eve Rossi thriller.

Rice, Luanne. Cloud Nine
Having reopened her bedding shop, Cloud Nine, after recovering from a serious illness, Sarah Talbot rediscovers love when she meets former navy pilot Will Burke aboard a chartered flight while observing the autumn leaves of upstate New York on her way home for Thanksgiving.

Robb, J.D. Thankless in Death In Death Series.Eve Dallas: #37
As the household of NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her billionaire husband Roarke prepares for an invasion of family and friends for Thanksgiving, an ungrateful son decides to stop the nagging from his parents – by ending their lives. Soon Jerald Reinhold is working his way through anyone who has ever thwarted him in his path to an easy life. Eve is increasingly frustrated in her efforts to cover all the potential victims as Jerald stays a terrifying step ahead. As the festivities begin, Eve is desperate to identify which victim on Jerald’s long list will be the next, so she can stop the killing spree.

Rowley, Aidan Donnelley. The Ramblers. Three lost souls from Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Central Park, and Greenwich Village find their bond tested during the course of a fateful Thanksgiving week when emotions run high in the wake of complicated family dynamics

Russo, Richard. Nobody’s Fool.
An unlucky man in a deadbeat town in upstate New York, Sully must overcome numerous obstacles–a bum knee, terminal underemployment, and a not-too-helpful group of friends–as he copes with a new problem, his long-estranged son.
Trajectory: 2 novellas & short stories–In “Horseman,” a tenured professor confronts a young plagiarist as well as her own weaknesses as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.

Shaber, Sarah. Snipe Hunt.
A Simon Shaw Academic Mystery.

Short, Sharon Gwyn. Hung Out to Die: a Stain-Busting Mystery.
Invited to crabby old family matriarch “Mamaw” Toadfern’s Thanksgiving celebration Josie is too curious to refuse. When a dead body is tossed into the chaos of bitter feelings, intra-family feuding, and incinerated turkey meat, Josie finds herself in the position of having to prove her disreputable dad innocent of murder.

Simons, Paullina. Red Leaves.
During a cold Thanksgiving weekend and its aftermath, three Dartmouth students find their friend’s nude and frozen body in a snowbank, having been concealed there for some days, and a young small-town detective Spencer O’Malley investigates her death.

Tyler, Anne.The Accidental Tourist.

Vanderbes, Jennifer. Strangers at the Feast.

White, Bailey. Nothing with Strings: NPR’s Beloved Holiday Stories.
For more than a decade, Bailey White has delivered a story each Thanksgiving to National Public Radio’s All Things Considered listeners. Long awaited by her many fans, Nothing with Strings is the entire collection of these Thanksgiving stories, published together for the first time.

Winston, Lolly. Good Grief.
Grieving over the death of her husband from cancer, thirty-six-year-old Sophie Stanton finds her personal and professional world in a shambles and, in an attempt to reinvent her life, moves to Ashland, Oregon.