12-12-2009 11:56 PM
Gilt By Association (Den of Antiquity Series #2)As the World ChurnsHell Hath No CurryBatter Off DeadButter Safe Than SorryHerMurder on a Girls' Night Out (Southern Sisters Series #1)Murder on a Bad Hair Day (Southern Sisters Series #2)Murder Runs in the Family (Southern Sisters Series #3)Murder Makes Waves (Southern Sisters Series #4)Getting Old Is Murder (Gladdy Gold Series #1)Getting Old Is Criminal (Gladdy Gold Series #3)Getting Old Is the Best Revenge (Gladdy Gold Series #2)
12-12-2009 11:57 PM
I listed some suggestions in the previous post. I also liked a lot of Barbara Paul's books (INLAWS AND OUTLAWS, etc.) but it looks like hers are out of print. There are others I'm forgetting, too. And of course what one person finds funny another person might not like at all -- humor is so subjective.
12-13-2009 08:27 AM
Hi Writing girl - AnneB here - I've begun the Body Mover series by Stephanie Bond - someone here at BN Book Clubs recommended them this summer. They remind me a little of the Stephanie Plum series - I think you'll like them. Also, on Sneak Peek, we've just read Truly, Madly by Heather Weber. It doesn't come out until February 2010, but I think you'll like that too. Have you tried any of Janet Evanovich's other books? They also are really great !
12-13-2009 10:24 AM
12-13-2009 11:23 PM
In my opinion there's no funnier mystery series out there than Donna Andrews' Meg Langslow series:
I would suggest that this is a series best enjoyed in order because there is SOOO much hilarious family history.
12-13-2009 11:59 PM - edited 12-14-2009 12:01 AM
Great suggestion, Wendy! I've got SIX GEESE A-LAYING on the Holiday book thread, too.
I found this link to more funny mysteries at a Seattle library website:
Here's another library list of funny mystery authors:
12-14-2009 08:09 AM
My good friend, and fellow Penguin author, Kate Collins, writes witty mysteries--the dialogue practically jumps off the page in her Flowershop Mysteries, and she has a nice Tracy-Hepburn banter going between Abbey and her hunky detective. Nancy Martin's Blackbird Sisters books are wonderful, she's finished that particular series but she has a new title coming out, OUR LADY OF IMMACULATE DECEPTION, that is sure to be a winner. Have to admit, I adore "funny" mysteries, and tend to read every single book in a series when I find one.
12-14-2009 09:48 AM
12-14-2009 09:54 AM
12-14-2009 09:54 AM
Kate's books are great. I mentioned them at Garden Variety awhile back:
01-06-2010 12:08 PM
Available at Barnes & Noble.com: A CORPSE IN THE SOUP, SEVEN DEADLY SAMOVARS...paperback, electronic and audio. Latest adventure in work: VANISHING ACT IN VEGAS. These are "stand-alone" books, so you don't have to read them in order.
The Silver Sisters mystery series books are comical crime capers featuring identical silver-haired Mae West lookalikes born on different days, in different months, different years, and different decades. Goldie Silver is an over-the-hill flower child who owns an antique store in Juneau, Alaska. Her twin, Godiva Olivia DuBois, is a manipulative, wealthy Beverly Hills California widow who writes the advice column "Ask G.O.D." (her initials.) Their eighty-year-old mother and uncle, former vaudeville magicians who love to dress in disguises, can never wait to get into the act when crime capers come calling.
The question is how do this sweet soul from Juneau and her tricky twin from Beverly Hills manage to get into such messes?
01-24-2010 06:54 PM
For funny, try these three ladies.
Hold your sides and be careful drinking hot liquids while reading.
01-24-2010 07:58 PM
Great recommendations! I tend to read the darker mysteries lately, but my friends LOVE the humorous ones like Janet Evanovich, Tamar Myers and Anne George.
I'm sure the rest of you can come up with a lot more suggestions for light-hearted mysteries, but one you should definitely check out is DEAD AIR by Mary Kennedy, one of this month's featured books.
01-25-2010 08:36 AM
Not rolling in the aisles funny, but firmly tongue-in-cheek are the golf-oriented mysteries by Charlotte and Aaron Elkins featuring young golf-pro Lee Ofsted and her duffer friend Peg Fiske. First to the tee is
Lifes a Bitch. So am I. Rachel Cord. P.I. (funny in places, but definitely dark)
01-25-2010 10:25 AM
01-25-2010 03:04 PM - last edited on 01-25-2010 03:10 PM by becke_davis
The zany, laugh-out-loud Silver Sisters Mysteries have been compared both to Anne George's Southern Sisters, and to Janet Evanovich's writing...figure Stephanie twenty years older times two. Visit the Silver Sisters website, http://www.silversistersmysteries.com/, for preview chapters, interviews, reviews and a character interview with the twins mother, Flossie Silver. Then figure out whether to order the paperback, e-book, Kindle, CD or to download the MP3. Two books currently in publication, "A Corpse in the Soup" and "Seven Deadly Samovars." The first draft manuscript for "Vanishing Act in Vegas" is approaching the finish line. Look for it in 2011.