The Best Humorous Murder Mystery Books
We are looking for humour novels that are coping with a crime mystery. The list could also include detective thrillers or sci-fis but the main theme should be a (cozy) mystery case.
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The Secret Sign of the Lizard People, by Kevin E. Buckley
When partners in crime-reduction Jerry “Leafy” Green and Bill “Beefy” Goodness – two of the LAPD's most skilled homicide detectives – investigate the bizarre killing of a fashion model at the Hollywood Sign it soon becomes clear that this murder is part of a much larger conspiracy that threatens not only the people of America, but the entire population of the planet.
As the case progresses, they recruit the help of a Jesus-lookalike ufologist, a streetwise Goth graffiti artist, a world-renowned geneticist, a super-nerd cyber investigator, and a fire-and-brimstone inner city reverend. The detectives and their motley crew of improvised freedom fighters must work quickly to take down the tainted global elite and avert the merciless enslavement of humanity that looms large on the horizon.
Accidental Lawyer, by Kim Hamilton
Jessica Snow has a crisp new law degree, a grinding ambition, and a pesky moral compass that is often at odds with her new job as an ambulance chaser. Her face and name appear on billboards and buses throughout the city, and if that isn’t enough to embarrass her mother, there’s a television commercial in the works.
With the help of her bold and brassy sidekick, Kari, Jess sets out to prove to her boss that she’s more than just a pretty face for his advertising campaigns. She finds herself wrangling with a local mob boss, duping a drug dealer, and confronting phony clients. To her surprise, Jess discovers she has a knack for wrapping up difficult cases and finding new business in unexpected places.
Macaron Murder, by Harper Lin
French native Clémence Damour returns to Paris to run the family patisserie, a famous franchise known for their delectable gourmet pastries and sweets in Paris and around the world.
To get off on the right foot with la gardienne, the caretaker of her apartment building, Clémence gives her a box of their luxury macarons. The next morning however, the half-eaten box of macarons is found near la gardienne's dead body. An incompetent inspector accuses Clémence of being the killer, which prompts her to clear her name and solve the case herself.
A Hopeless Murder, by Daniel Carson
Daniel Carson's first cozie mystery. The story line is filled with unexpected twists and turns and sprinkled with just enough humor to keep the characters real.
Hope Walker is an investigative reporter that’s just been fired from the Portland News Gazette. Considered a liability, she’s been blackballed from the journalism world. What’s a girl to do? She returns to her hometown of Hopeless, exactly how she feels.
The Deep End, by Julie Mulhern
Swimming into the lifeless body of her husband’s mistress tends to ruin a woman’s day, but becoming a murder suspect can ruin her whole life.
It’s 1974 and Ellison Russell’s life revolves around her daughter and her art. She’s long since stopped caring about her cheating husband, Henry, and the women with whom he entertains himself. That is, until she becomes a suspect in Madeline Harper’s death. The murder forces Ellison to confront her husband’s proclivities and his crimes—kinky sex, petty cruelties and blackmail.