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Mysteries With a Light Touch

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There's nothing better than having a laugh, and the authors of these mysteries treat death with a sense of humor.  Some involve eccentric characters in unlikely situations, some use plenty of puns, but all of them have a light and lively touch.

Murphy, Shirley Rousseau.
Cat shining bright

Beaton, M. C..
Death of a Ghost

Hiaasen, Carl.
Razor girl

Evanovich, Janet.
The pursuit

Page, Katherine Hall.
The body in the wardrobe

Cannell, Dorothy.
Death at Dovecote Hatch

Childs, Laura.
Ming tea murder

Murphy, Shirley Rousseau.
The cat, the devil, the last escape

Malliet, G. M.
A fatal winter

In the small English village of Nether Monkslip, Max Tudor - Anglican priest, former MI5 agent, and village heartthrob - investigates two deaths at Chedrow Castle. But a growing attraction to Awena Owen complicates his case, as does the recent arrival at Chedrow Castle of a raucous group of long-lost, greedy relatives, any one of whom has a motive for murder.

Greenwood, Kerry.
Unnatural habits

McCall Smith, Alexander
The Sunday philosophy club

McCall Smith, Alexander
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency