If you've read my book(s) How to Leash a Thief and/or How to Kennel a Killer, you know I prefer my mystery books humorous. "But, murder isn't funny," you might be thinking. You're 100% correct. It isn't funny. However, crafting characters in a murder mystery, who tickle your funny bone, can be quite humorous. And, what does humor do? It lightens the mood. Lifts the spirit. Takes some of the sting out of the bite. In other words, humor makes the murder (medicine) go down. Of course, this is a matter of opinion. All five of the books below have in some way inspired my writing.
So, if you prefer your mysteries with a side dish of hilarity, featuring an amateur female sleuth, here are the top 5 humorous mysteries on my Kindle:
1.) Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon. The cast of Sinful, LA in this bayou murder mystery will have you giggling while you're figuring out whodunit.
2.) Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman by JB Lynn. Maggie Lee and her talking lizard "God" will surely lighten the fact she's taken on the unfortunate role as a hitwoman.
3.) Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday. Maddie Springer is sassy, saucy, and stylish, and before you know it, on the radar of a nasty killer.
4.) Nearly Departed in Deadwood by Ann Charles. This series will have you checking under the bed and peeking in dark closets before you turn off the lights, all while laughing. Spoiler alert: ghosts!
And because it's the first mystery I read that caused me to laugh so hard, I nearly choked on every page...
5.) One for the Money by Janet Evanovich. Probably one of the most famous amateur female sleuths of all time, Stephanie Plum (in my opinion). Trust me, you'll be in a constant battle: Morelli or Ranger? And Lula will have you busting a gut at her first appearance.
And, there you have it! My top 5 mystery books. I've read all of these several times and the best part is they're all part of a larger series, so the fun doesn't have to end. Happy reading & sleuthing!