Despite being an avid reader, mysteries are not my favorite. However, as always, there are exceptions. A truly humorous mystery writer is Janet Evanovich. Evanovich writes the Stephanie Plum novels. The latest is Smokin’ Seventeen. It is filled with hilarious characers and antics. I was introduced to them through book club and have enjoyed all seventeen. Evanovich has a few other books, out of the series but I have not liked them quite as much. Her style does not vary much from one to another but they are still great reads. Truly laugh out loud.
Another myster writer I have just come across is Deanna Raybourn. She writes the Lady Jane Grey series. The one I read was Dark Road to Darjeeling. It is a historic novel set in the Himalayas. Also, an interesting cast of characters. Both novels have strong female leads. Neither are too gruesome, but entertaining.