I’ve read comments by several readers who complain that browsing for new books is difficult. Stores like Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble have such huge databases of books that visitors usually don’t browse past the first few pages. It’s easy to get lost.

Well, in this blog series, I’m going to share one of my books or series in each post (because, come on, I really want you to give my work a try). Then I’ll share a list of similar books that I thought were great, so you can check those out too. It’s sort of a “Readers who liked this might also like this” feature. And because story lovers enjoy multiple mediums, I’ll also include TV shows or movies in the same vein. It’s quick, one-stop browsing for works in a certain genre and tone.

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Quick Book Browsing: Comedy and Mystery

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This first post has to do with funny mysteries. My Cassie Wynn series combines comedy, mystery, and romance as a small town mystery writer joins forces with a journalist turned private eye. The series includes The Clam Festival Murders, The Fish Fry Fiasco, and The Sand Castle Calamity. There’s nothing gruesome in the Cassie Wynn series, hence the cartoon covers.

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Books I Recommend:


Light in Shadow by Jayne Ann Krentz and its sequel Truth or Dare – While not a comedy, these are full of fun bits of humor and dialogue that will have you laughing, not to mention romance and mystery.



Amanda Quick’s Arcane Society series – While historical romance, these books also have banter that will make you smile and plenty of mystery to keep you turning the page.



Patrick F. McManus’s essay collections, like The Grasshopper Trap, Real Ponies Don’t Go Oink!, etc.– For outdoorsy humor essays, these are my favorite.


Dolled Up for Murder by Deb Baker – cozy mystery.


A Pedigree to Die For by Laurien Berenson – I haven’t read it in years, but the cover (both the original and now the new one) hooked me, and I thought the poodles stole the story.


Although I haven’t gotten to read it yet, you might also want to see this guest post by Stuart R. West about Bad Day in a Banana Hammock: http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_...



TV Shows/Movies I Recommend:

Psych, starring James Roday and Dulé Hill – TV show that combines humor, mystery, and a touch of romance.

Fletch and the sequel, Fletch Lives, with Chevy Chase – these definitely share a similar tone to my Cassie Wynn series, as they have plenty of humor and mystery.

Undercover Blues, starring Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner – another movie that has that great light feeling with funny one-liners, as well as some suspense.

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Be sure to check out the next posts in this blog series, which look at paranormal romance, sci-fi romance, and fantasy.

Quick Book Browsing: Sci-Fi Romance (or help, I’m being chased by an alien/monster/robot!)

Quick Book Browsing: Werewolf Romance

Quick Book Browsing: Psychics and Sci-Fi Romance

Quick Book Browsing: Fantasy

Quick Book Browsing: Paranormal Romance
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Published on January 10, 2017 13:04 • 503 views • Tags: books, comedy, humor, mystery, romance
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message 1: by Laurien (new)

Laurien Berenson Thank you for mentioning my book and I'm delighted that you think the Poodles stole the story. They were meant to.


message 2: by Laurel (new)

Laurel Richards Laurien wrote: "Thank you for mentioning my book and I'm delighted that you think the Poodles stole the story. They were meant to."
I happen to be a poodle lover :-)


message 3: by Laurien (new)

Laurien Berenson Laurel wrote: "Laurien wrote: "Thank you for mentioning my book and I'm delighted that you think the Poodles stole the story. They were meant to."
I happen to be a poodle lover :-)"


Me too, Laurel. (You can probably tell.)


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