The list author says: "Want light mysteries with even lighter prices? You've come to the right place.
These mysteries won't weigh down your conscienceÂor your pocketbook.
All of these books are popular, well-reviewed, and cheap. And each of them takes a stab at the lighter side of mystery. Of course, some are a little heavier than others, so make sure to read the descriptions before you buy!
"MurderÂs on the menu in this savory debut. Gwen (nee Katz) Silver heard the brisket at her uncleÂs Jewish deli, Murray the Pastrami SwamiÂthe only one of its kind in Nashville, TennesseeÂwas Âto die for.Â But she didnÂt realize that meant literallyÂ "
"Whether itÂs interrogating neighbors, spying, or impersonating the FBIÂnot to mention staying one step ahead of BlazeÂGertie will do whatever it takes to solve the case, even when the killer takes aim at her."
"Stephanie Plum, half-Italian, half-Hungarian, a shrewd mixture of smarts and dumb luck, works for her cousin Vinny as a bail bondswoman in Trenton, New Jersey. Vinny, however, is in deep fecal matter, owing too much money to the very scary guys who have kidnapped him."
"Film lover Barbara Marr is a typical suburban mom living the typical suburban life in her sleepy little town of Rustic Woods, Virginia. Typical, that is until she sets out to find the missing link between a bizarre monkey sighting in her yard and the bone chilling middle-of-the-night fright fest at the strangely vacant house next door."
"Cassandra Ellis is a soon-to-be published author, days away from achieving her lifetime goal. But before she can celebrate, before she can even have her first book signing, sheÂs brought in to Baltimore City Police Headquarters for questioning in connection to a real-life murder."
"The path of true love is often rocky, but Chloe and Alex are trying to smooth the way by eloping to Las Vegas. On the way, they take a detour through a ghost town and find a body in a pink Cadillac. Someone is killing Elvis impersonators. Will they be hearing funeral bells or chapel bells on their wedding day?"
"Small-town detective/workaholic, Manny Williams is thrilled with the prospect of finally taking the long-awaited vacation he had promised his wife, Louise. Tropical paradise appears to be a perfect recipe for desperately needed R and R...until the first dead body."