Humorous Mystery

  • A-List (Jake Longly Thriller #2)
    A-List (Jake Longly Thriller #2) by D. P. Lyle
    PI Jake Longly and Nicole Jamison head to New Orleans at the behest of Nicole’s uncle, movie producer Charles Balfour, when his megastar, A-list actor Kirk Ford, awakens in his hotel bed with the body of Kristi Guidry, a local college coed. Ford, in the Big Easy for a location ...

    D. P. Lyle hits it over the fence with A-List. This mystery, featuring former Major ...Meg Gardiner, best-selling author of Unsub

  • Cultured
    Cultured by D. P. Lyle
    Money, sex, power. Jonathon Lindemann offers it all—just don’t mind the missing girls Jake Longly, ex-pro baseball player turned restauranteur, is back where he belongs: relaxing on the beach in front of his restaurant in Gulf Shores, Alabama. His peace is interrupted, however, when he receives a call from his private ...

    We all know Lyle’s erudition and expertise—but who knew he was this funny? Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author

  • Deep Six (Jake Longly Thriller #1)
    Deep Six (Jake Longly Thriller #1) by D. P. Lyle
    Ex-professional baseball player Jake Longly adamantly refuses to work for his father, wanting no part of Ray’s PI world. He prefers to hang out at his beachfront bar and chase bikinis along the sugary beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. But Ray could be persuasive, so Jake finds himself staking out ...

    Corruption, vendettas, cartel killers, oh my!  Deep Six puts the fun back into late night ...Lisa Gardner, New York Times best-selling author of Find Her

  • Elective Procedures
    Elective Procedures by Merry Jones
    Elle Harrison is back! She and her pals Jen, Becky, and Susan travel to Mexico where Jen has scheduled cosmetic surgery, after which she will recover in a plush hotel suite. Soon after they arrive, Elle sees the woman in the suite next door fall from her sixth floor balcony. ...

    After a young widow witnesses a murder at a Mexican resort catering to women who seek cosmetic surgery, ...Nancy Martin, Best-Selling Author of Little Black Book of Murder: A Blackbird Sisters Mystery

  • Gumshoe (Mortimer Angel Novel #1)
    Gumshoe (Mortimer Angel Novel #1) by Rob Leininger
    For nine long days, the mayor and district attorney of Reno, Nevada, have been missing. Vanished without a trace. Their vehicles were found parked side-by-side at Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Did they fly somewhere together? They aren’t on any flight manifest. Did the two of them take off with a big ...

    Gumshoe is by a large margin the best and most entertaining mystery I’ve read in ...John Lescroart, author of The Keeper and The 13th Juror

  • Gumshoe for Two (Mortimer Angel Novel #2)
    Gumshoe for Two (Mortimer Angel Novel #2) by Rob Leininger
    Ex-IRS agent turned gumshoe-in-training, Mortimer Angel, is approached by a beautiful hooker, Holiday, in a casino bar in Reno. Mort first met Holiday two months ago, but now learns that she’s not really a hooker. She’s a college engineering student, searching for her younger sister, Allie, who disappeared three months ...

    Gumshoe For Two is smart, sexy, and un-put-downable.  Another in a long line of winners ...John Lescroart, bestselling author of The 13th Juror and The Fall

  • Gumshoe in the Dark (Mortimer Angel Novel #5)
    Gumshoe in the Dark (Mortimer Angel Novel #5) by Rob Leininger
    The perfect mix of John Sanford, Randy Wayne White, and Carl Hiaasen Nevada’s attorney general is missing. At dusk on a deserted Nevada highway in a thunderstorm, ex-IRS agent and PI-in-training Mortimer Angel comes across a pretty, scantily-clad girl—Harper Leland. She’s cold and alone, thirty miles from the nearest town. When Mort ...

    Gumshoe in the Dark is the best Gumshoe yet. Classic brilliant private eye magic from ...John Lescroart, New York Times best-selling author

  • Gumshoe on the Loose (Mortimer Angel Novel #3)
    Gumshoe on the Loose (Mortimer Angel Novel #3) by Rob Leininger
    IRS agent-turned-PI Mortimer Angel is relaxing in a hole-in-the-wall bar in a Reno casino when an attractive young girl hires him to find out who left her a cryptic message demanding a million dollars. At the girl’s house, Mort finds the body of missing rapper Jonnie Xenon—Jo-X to his legions ...

    The Mort Angel books are instant PI classics–smart, slick, charming, and highly recommended. Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author of Night School

  • Gumshoe Rock (Mortimer Angel Novel #4)
    Gumshoe Rock (Mortimer Angel Novel #4) by Rob Leininger
    Early in July, northern Nevada’s senior Internal Revenue Service agent, Ronald Soranden—disliked by every agent in the Reno IRS office—vanished without a trace. In September, he makes a dramatic reappearance, of sorts. His skull—stripped clean and white—is dropped through the slashed top of a Mustang convertible. The vehicle belongs to ...

    Gumshoe, the first in the series, was a Shamus nominee, and the author continues to ...Library Journal (*starred review)

  • Hot Stuff
    Hot Stuff by Don Bruns
    An attractive sous chef at the famous restaurant L’Elfe is murdered and half the employees are suspect. The lack of police progress toward solving the murder leads Chef Jean Bouvier to seek a quicker solution. He hires private eyes James Lessor and Skip Moore to go undercover and discreetly investigate ...

    Shake The Big LeBowski up in a bag with The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, ...Les Standiford, award winning author of Last Train to Paradise

  • OC
    The OC by D. P. Lyle
    Thrill-a-minute crime fiction—infused with wry humor Restaurant owner and former professional baseball player Jake Longly is hoping for a few weeks of fun with Nicole Jamison in the warm Orange County, CA sun—The OC, baby. After that, they’ll be on their way to LA for the filming of Nicole’s sure-to-be-a-hit screenplay. On ...

    [The OC is a] witty, charming, and exciting crime story that rockets to a blood-chilling ...Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times best-selling author

  • Reel Stuff
    Reel Stuff by Don Bruns
    Is it suicide or murder when Academy Award winning actor Jason Londell leaps to his death during the filming of a TV show in Miami? Londell’s actress girlfriend hires private investigators James Lessor and Skip Moore to investigate. They uncover a plot loaded with twists and fueled by money and ...

    …Such deductive leaps are what makes this book such fun to read. This is the ...San Francisco / Sacramento Book Review

  • Rigged
    Rigged by D. P. Lyle
    Perfect for fans of Carl Hiaasen and Janet Evanovich First loves are never forgotten. Ever. Certainly not for Tommy “Pancake” Jeffers. His first-kiss, sixth-grade love, Emily, who he has not seen since grammar school, is sliding toward divorce in the artsy Gulf Coast town of Fairhope, Alabama. Longly Investigations has been ...

    Snappy patter and amusing riffs . . . [A] Glock-blazing conclusion. This series just keeps ...Publishers Weekly

  • Stuff Dreams Are Made Of
    Stuff Dreams Are Made Of by Don Bruns
    James Lessor and Skip Moore, (and their white box truck) are back. When Reverend Preston Cashdollar and his traveling tent revival come to town, James and Skip reinvent themselves–as holy rollers. But these two aren’t seeking salvation; they’re seeking the Almighty dollar. After all, Cashdollar’s prosperity gospel draws thousands of ...

    At the start of Bruns’s talky second mystery to feature best friends Skip Moore and ...Publishers Weekly

  • Stuff Series Collection
    Stuff Series Collection by Don Bruns
    For those who love humor as well as fast-paced mysteries,  the “Stuff” series seven book collection has it all.  Combining the stumbling shenanigans of James Lessor and Skip More, two twenty-something ne’er-do-wells trying to succeed as crime solvers produces laugh-out-loud moments while delivering a great mystery.  For any fans of ...

    “We just love Floridian crime tales, and Don Bruns, is a perfect example of why.  ...Jeffrey Deaver, New York Times best-selling author of The Sleeping Doll

  • Stuff to Die For
    Stuff to Die For by Don Bruns
    Best friends James Lessor and Skip Moore are hardly on the fast track. While James works as a line cook at Cap’n Crab, Skip spends his days selling or rather, attempting to sell  security systems to people who (a) have no money, and (b) have nothing they care to protect. ...

    Set in South Florida, this middling thriller from Bruns (Barbados Heat) never quite manages to ...Publishers Weekly

  • Stuff to Spy For
    Stuff to Spy For by Don Bruns
    Best friends James Lessor and Skip Moore are still stuck in dead-end jobs, still living in their ratty apartment in Carol City, Florida but still dreaming of hitting the big time. It seems those dreams are finally within reach when Skip lands a job to install a state-of-the-art security system ...

    This is the stuff of side-aching laughs: Hiaasen meets grown-up Spy Kids. With another winner ...Tim Dorsey, Author of Nuclear Jellyfish

  • Sunshine State (Jake Longly Thriller #3)
    Sunshine State (Jake Longly Thriller #3) by D. P. Lyle
    Jake Longly and Nicole Jamison are confronted with their most bizarre case yet. Serial killer Billy Wayne Baker now denies that two of his seven murders were actually his work. An anonymous benefactor, who believes Billy Wayne’s denials, has hired Longly Investigations to prove Billy Wayne right. But the confessed ...

    A serial killer hires PIs Jake & Nicole to prove he didn’t commit two of ...Lee Goldberg, New York Times best-selling author

  • Too Much Stuff
    Too Much Stuff by Don Bruns
    It took Henry Flagler years to build a railroad to Key West. It took thirty seconds for a hurricane and a twenty-foot tidal wave to destroy it. Five hundred people were killed in that violent 1935 storm, and many more were missing. Among the unaccounted for was a finance director ...

    Shake The Big Lebowski up in a bag with The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, ...Les Standiford, author of Last Train to Paradise and Bringing Adam Home.

  • Trash Talk
    Trash Talk by Robert Gussin
    Football, baseball, basketball, hockey, pro athlete’s revolt!!!  Too many fights  too many problems  lousy image!!!  Commissioners fed up  players angry at mandated, educational seminar attendance!!! But that’s what happened, and the commissioners aren’t backing down.  All pro athletes have to attend a course or seminar unrelated to sports every year. Dark ...