What are the best humorous mystery books?

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    #1Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot)

    Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot)

    Dumb Witness is a mystery novel by acclaimed author, Agatha Christie. It tells the story of Hercule Poirot, a detective, as he investigates the death of Emily Arundell. It is the 16th book in the Hercule Poirot series.

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    Jeremy Stevens
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "Another great story, could take up time when you have nothing doing. Not you typical kind of story. It's a fun read."
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    #2You've Got Murder (Turing Hopper Mystery)

    You've Got Murder (Turing Hopper Mystery)

    You've Got Murder is a mystery novel by Donna Andrews. It tells the story of Turing, an AI personality, as she tries to figure out the truth about her creator's disappearance. It is the first book in the Turing Hopper Mystery series. 

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    Benjamin Greene
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "I read a lot, and light mysteries are one of my favorite genres. You've Got Murder (Turing Hopper Mystery) is one of the best novels in the genre. It has an interesting twist that the protagonist is actually artificial intelligence, whose trying to locate it's creator who has disappeared. "
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    #3Rest You Merry (Peter Shandy Mysteries)

    Rest You Merry (Peter Shandy Mysteries)
    Rest You Merry is a cozy mystery novel by Charlotte MacLeod. It tells the story of Professor Peter Shandy, an amateur sleuth determined to discover the truth about a librarian's death. It is the first book in the Peter Shandy Mysteries.
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    Harold Fowler
    Written on March 28, 2018
    "I absolutely love this book. Peter Shandy is such a mastermind with it's funny mystery books. I'm sure anyone would love it."
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    #4Wendy and the Lost Boys (Wendy Darlin Comedy Mystery)

    Wendy and the Lost Boys (Wendy Darlin Comedy Mystery)
    Wendy and the Lost Boys is a cozy mystery novel by Barbara Silkstone. It tells the story of Wendy Darlin, as she searches for lost treasures with archaeologist Roger Jolley. It is the first book in the Wendy Darlin Comedy Mystery series.
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    Marilyn Stephens
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Wendy and the Lost Boys is the best mystery novel out currently. The main character is Wendy Darlin along with Roger Jolley. This book will be part of a series named the Wendy Darlin Comedy Series. This is the first book."
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    #5Murder with Peacocks

    Murder with Peacocks

    Three Weddings...And a Murder. The summer of Meg Langslow is not going to be simple. At her small hometown in Virginia, she's the maid of honour at the nuptials of three loved ones. 

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    Melissa Taylor
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I love mystery books with humor, and this has it all! It even has peacocks!"
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    #6Double Whammy (Davis Way Crime Caper)

    Double Whammy (Davis Way Crime Caper)

    Double Whammy is a bestselling mystery novel written by Gretchen Archer. It tells the story of Davis Way, who joins the security team at Bellissimo Resort and Casino. It is the first book in the Davis Way Crime Caper series.


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    Maria Reed
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This book is filled with humor and interesting characters. I had a hard time putting this one down."
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    #7The Trouble With St. John (Samantha Stone Mystery)

    The Trouble With St. John (Samantha Stone Mystery)
    The Trouble With St. John is a mystery novel by Katie Bloomstrom. It tells the story of Samantha Stone, an amateur sleuth, as she tries to uncover the mysteries surrounding the beautiful tropical island of St. John.
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    Michael Griffin
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "What I found in reading The Trouble With St. John by Samantha Stone Mystery was an honest, humble book. The imagined landscape and story drew me in from the first chapter. Katie, the main character of the book is funny, witty, and I found it easy to relate to the adventurous side of her. You're in for a ride and a treat in this book. "
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    #8Nature Girl

    Nature Girl
    Nature Girl is a satirical mystery book by Carl Hiaasen. It tells the story of Honey Santana, who ends up in the wilderness of the Everglades, as she lets her morality reign supreme by punishing people for their crimes.
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    Doris Hopkins
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "Nature Girl written by Carl Hiaasen is a pure fun romp through the Florida Everglades. Like all of Hiaasen's books, one needs to set realism aside and just hang on for the wild ride. Nature Girl does not disappoint, it will keep you guessing and laughing."
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    #9Skinny Legs and All

    Skinny Legs and All

    Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins is a mystery suspense and speculative fiction novel originally published in 1990 by the Bantam Books. This epic narrative was the fifth book written by Robins.

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    Eva He
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I don't read mystery suspense, but this was a very interesting read overall. Not sure if I would want to read this type of book anymore."
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    #10Hollywood Ending

    Hollywood Ending

    Hollywood Ending is a mystery-themed novel written by Kellye Garrett. The plot revolves around Danya Anderson and her assembled crew's investigations deep within the Hollywood elite, solving crimes in exchange for cash.

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    Holly Welles
    Written on October 26, 2018
    "It's definitely a well-written mystery, but it's blended with the humor of what mistakes an amateur, Hollywood sleuth really would make. Sharp wit and funny lead!"
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    #11Mangrove Squeeze (Key West)

    Mangrove Squeeze (Key West)

    Mangrove Squeeze is a humorous mystery fiction and the sixth book in Key West series written by Laurence Shames. This book is about Aaron Katz and Suki Sperakis' story. It is first published in 1998 by Ballantine Books. 

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    Daniel Venegas
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This book surprised me. I didn't know what to expect judging from the cover, but I was really happy that I decided to pick this up. The story is really fast-paced and the action is non-stop. I also found this book incredibly funny. Read it. "
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    #12The Secret of Shark Reef

    The Secret of Shark Reef

    The Secret of Shark Reef is a mystery fiction novel written by Alfred Hitchcock and it was first published in 1979. This book belongs to Arden's Three Investigators series. It was followed by The Three Investigators in The Mystery of the Scar-Faced Beggar. 

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    Edward Sanchez
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "humor is good"
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    #13Heartbreaker Breaks

    Heartbreaker Breaks

    Heartbreaker Breaks is a humorous romance fiction novel written by Paloma Meir. It is first published in 2015 by The Pocket Company. 

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    Daniel Anderson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "It says humorous, but I didn't find myself laughing at all. Not a giggle. Not a chuckle. Not even an amused scoff. It was just a C level mystery book that tried too hard to be funny and came off as stupid instead."
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    #14Lucky You

    Lucky You

    Lucky You is a humorous mystery crime fiction novel written by Carl Hiaasen. This book is about JoLayne winning a lottery and it is first published in 1991 by Pan Books. 

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    Wayne Oliver
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Although it's not the best out of this authors work, I would still recommend it. Has some generally funny moments."
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    #15The Worst Class Trip Ever (The Worst)

    The Worst Class Trip Ever (The Worst)
    The Worst Class Trip Ever is the first book in the adventure fiction series The Worst written by Dave Barry which centers on the adventures of Dave Barry and his friends from the Culver Middle School. 
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    Christopher Rose
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I laughed so hard reading this. It is so funny and reminds me of class trips I took as a kid. The added mystery aspect makes even more enjoyable. "
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    #16The Hot Rock (Dortmunder)

    The Hot Rock (Dortmunder)

    The Hot Rock is a humorous mystery fiction and the first book in Dortmunder series written by Donald E. Westlake. It is first published in 1970. 

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    #17Bank Shot (Dortmunder)

    Bank Shot (Dortmunder)

    Bank Shot is a humorous mystery crime fiction and the second book in Dortmunder series written by Donald E. Westlake. It is first published in 1989 by Mysterious Press.

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    Alexander Hunt
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "i love humor"
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    #18The Brush-Off (Murray Whelan)

    The Brush-Off (Murray Whelan)

    The Brush Off is the second book in the crime mystery fiction series Murray Whelan written by Shane Maloney which follows the life of Murray Whelan.

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    Rosa María Morán
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "One of the most hilarious books I have read in my life! Murray Whelan has been able to engage the reader not just with characters that are relatable but with content that seems believable. When mixing mystery and humor some of the plots/characters are not believable and sometimes border the ridiculous but not so with The Brush-Off!! Any casual reader will enjoy and if you are slightly involved with politics you'll be smiling throughout the entire book! "

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Best What are the best humorous mystery books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot)Books 38 Paid
2You've Got Murder (Turing Hopper Mystery)Books 34 Paid
3Rest You Merry (Peter Shandy Mysteries)Books 31 Paid
4Wendy and the Lost Boys (Wendy Darlin Comedy Mystery)Books 30 Paid
5Murder with PeacocksBooks 30 Paid
6Double Whammy (Davis Way Crime Caper)Books 27 Paid
7The Trouble With St. John (Samantha Stone Mystery)Books 25 Paid
8Nature GirlBooks 22 Paid
9Skinny Legs and AllBooks 0 Paid
10Hollywood EndingBooks 0 Paid
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