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Posted on Jul 20, 2012 7:07:06 AM PDT
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80plus says:
I read everything John Grisham writes, as well as Grafton, Leonard, and Corbin, but the funniest mystery I've read is HOW TO COMMIT MURDER WITHOUT EVEN TRYING. Somebody ought to make a movie out of it.
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Posted on Jul 20, 2012 4:00:20 PM PDT
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Here is a list of 20 funny mysteries compiled by the Ann Arbor District Library: http://www.aadl.org/user/lists/20923

Posted on Jul 21, 2012 2:45:11 PM PDT
And then there is Susan Elizaeth Phillips Lady Be Good. Not a true myster but it is there and definitely a "laugh out loud book: in places.

Posted on Jul 22, 2012 6:01:20 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 12:23:01 PM PDT
Absolutely right about Joan Hess & Maggody! Maggody is hard to beat for laughs.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 12:24:21 PM PDT
Has anyone mentioned MC Beaton, esp. the Hamish MacBeth series? Great stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 1:47:00 PM PDT
Christy says:
I can't recall if anyone mentioned M.C. Beaton, but I am a big fan of the Hamish series, too.

I don't know if anyone has mentioned David Rosenfelt and his Andy Carpenter series which includes his Golden Retriever, Tara. I thought of it when I realized that he has a new book out, Leader of the Pack (9th in the series). However, you should definitely start with the first book, Open and Shut, which lays the foundation. Good stories, funny stuff, great characters.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 2:37:11 PM PDT
I love her writing as Marion Chesney and of course her Agatha Raisin series she is a hoot

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 2:38:30 PM PDT
love everything she writes including Agatha Raisin and also Marion Chesney

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 11:57:13 AM PDT
Amanda Peck says:
Hmm. I was going to mention David Rosenfelt, and suggest that you NOT start at the beginning, if that is the one in which the father starts out still alive. That one may be a bit less funny.

That said, whatever the last one I read was, it seemed like Andy Carpenter was a bit too flip. But I do like the series, and will keep reading them. I love the dogs.

Speaking of loving the dogs--Lee Charles Kelley is an author whom I've been devouring lately. He and his hero are dog trainers. And there is quite a bit of humor in the books--not to mention a lot of dog training advice (not informed by Cesar Millan). More to my taste than the dominance mode.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 12:59:31 PM PDT
The Southern Sisters series by Anne George are priceless.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 1:59:31 PM PDT
Amanda Peck says:
I think I really did cry when I heard that Anne George died.

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Posted on Jul 26, 2012 5:21:11 PM PDT
Sara Folly says:
If you like parodies than read Fifty Shades of Grayish. Very Funny!Fifty Shades of Grayish: A Parody

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2012 6:40:56 PM PDT
Yes! I have them on my keepers shelf to re-read regularly. She was also a poet--I have some of her poetry.
I just got a book that's about a pair of sleuthing sisters that's funny (not AS funny, but has a believable plot, which wasn't Anne George's strongest suit) and they're younger, in their twenties. If you like the Anne George, you'll probably like this. NICE WORK by Denise Weeks.
I know people have mentioned Donna Andrews and her wacky mysteries. And Joan Hess. I like her Claire mysteries. I never could get into the Maggody ones.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 26, 2012 6:41:20 PM PDT
Yes . . . me, too.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 7:51:15 AM PDT
Another author who is dead that had a great gift of comedy was
Charlotte McLeod Her characters were so crazy that you had to hold your sides from laughing out loud

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 11:07:57 AM PDT
The funniest mystery I've read in this year is Die, Die, Diet by Robert Rosenblum. I was laughing too hard to worry about my failure to take off those extra pounds. Pure, delicious, guilty pleasure!

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 11:28:22 AM PDT
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Posted on Jul 27, 2012 1:50:55 PM PDT
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Sherry S. says:
Harlen Coben's Myron Boitar books; Sparkle Hayter's Robin Hudson books; Dorian Yeager's Vic Bowering books; and, I think Sarah Caudwell had three books published prior to her passing away. The first one was Thus Adonis Was Murdered. Can't recall the others.

And, can someone tell me the author of the funny mysteries that were set in England countryside. Wife moved there, seems like it involved an inn or an old house. She married hot guy, stayed. They had twins. Dang....I'm sorry to be so vague, but they were really funny and I lost track of them a few years ago and have been wracking my brain trying to think of her name/name of any of the books.

Thanks for any help recalling....Sherry

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 2:00:16 PM PDT
Are you thinking of the Aunt Dimity books by Nancy Atherton?

Sarah Caudwell wrote 4 books - Thus Was Adonis Murdered, The Shortest Way to Hades, The Sirens Sang of Murder and The Sibyl in Her Grave - all now available for Kindles!

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 10:22:01 PM PDT
Shanter says:
@Sherry Siska,
I believe you are thinking of Dorothy Cannell, whose protagonists Ellie Haskell and her husband (who is a chef) and twins (one boy, one girl) live in a big old house in or near a village. The first one is The Thin Woman. Very good series and sometimes hilariously funny.
http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/C_Authors/Cannell_Dorothy.html
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