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Have a little fun with these laugh-out-loud mysteries.
I have just laughed my way through all of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels. When one reads mysteries all of the time, the Plum stories are a nice break. They are very light, silly and a fast read. While awaiting her next book "Hard Eight" I am reading Robert B Parker's "Widow's Walk." But I am sure to finish that later today. Are there any other writers who provide the same amusing reads? Thanks, SWeeaks

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Rita Erickson - 10:21pm Nov 2, 2002 PST(#5 of 17)

As far as humorous mysteries go, Donna Andrews' "Murder with Peacocks" is quite a fun read. I also enjoyed Dave Barry's "Big Trouble" and "Tricky Business". Parnell Hall has a series started with the Puzzle Lady, which are also very enjoyable.

Joy Gold - 07:13pm Nov 3, 2002 PST(#6 of 17)

Thanks, Rita, I will definitely look for some of these. I didn't know Dave Barry had written mysteries!

Rita Erickson - 07:22pm Nov 9, 2002 PST(#7 of 17)

I'm a librarian, and there is never enough time to read all the books I hear about! Someone told me about a series with a main character Miss Zukas (a librarian) that are also supposed to be funny, but I haven't gotten around to them yet! So many books, so little time!

Sasha Roxie - 04:41pm Apr 24, 2003 PST(#8 of 17)

can't use my eyes so listen to Talking Books, and most of the readers are wonderful! (altho I don't get the books as soon as they're published). Anyone else a listener?

BTW, the series with Qilleran and his 2 cats is quite funny.

Fran Hinkel - 06:01am May 24, 2003 PST(#9 of 17)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Hi Sasha, yes, I like the Cat Who books also (Lillian Jackson Braun). My only complaint is that I can never remember if I read a particular book, since the names are so similar.

L.B. Sloan - 08:04pm Sep 22, 2003 PST(#10 of 17)

I also enjoy mysteries with humor. The "Cat Who" series is fun, but I, too, have trouble remembering which I have read. Also enjoy Donna Andrews "bird" mysteries, but not so much her 2 newer ones(not "bird" in the titles). My overall favorite is Earlene Fowler's "Benni Harper" series.

Fran Hinkel - 05:39am May 21, 2004 PST(#11 of 17)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

I really like the humor of Anne George. The two sisters are hilarious together.

Linda Rose - 01:48pm Oct 19, 2004 PST(#12 of 17)

Lawrence Block has a series of Burglar books. I have read every one of them and have had at least one belly-laugh from each. Also M. C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin books are quite funny. Some more than others, but they're all worth reading

Fran Hinkel - 04:20am Oct 22, 2004 PST(#13 of 17)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

I just discovered Parnell Hall's Crossword Lady series. I haven't read them all yet, but With This Puzzle I Thee Kill has some really outrageous situations - good for a laugh.

Janet Taylor - 10:17am Oct 31, 2006 PST(#14 of 17)

It's been a couple of years since I read them but Jennifer Crusie has a series out there that isn't as "snort out loud" funny as Evanovich or Anne George but I couldn't wait to start the next book as soon as I finished the present one.

Pat Shaw - 02:06pm Apr 2, 2008 PST(#15 of 17)

To Those Of You Who Can't Remember: book titles - whether or not you read them. Oh, I am soooo glad I am not alone. I keep a note book listed by author, then book title. Take it with me to book stores. Otherwise I know I would be buying duplicates. Silly me.

Aggie - 06:04am Apr 3, 2008 PST(#16 of 17)
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. ee cummings

I do that, too, Pat!

Fran Hinkel - 03:56am Apr 18, 2008 PST(#17 of 17)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

I'm going to have to start that. Recently, I bought the same title a couple of times that I already had sitting on my bookshelf! Shh, don't tell hubby, as I haven't 'fessed up to it, LOL!

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