FIFTEEN CRIME AND MYSTERY STORIES THAT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH UNTIL YOU DIE
Humor is often found in unlikely places, and nowhere is that more evident than in the Mystery Writers of America's latest classic anthology, edited by master raconteur Richard S. Prather.
Richard's only criteria for this collection was that each crime or mystery story had to make the reader laugh, and the writers selected met his challenge and then some. Margaret Manners brings us the tale of a wife turned amateur journalist/sleuth who's more than a match for a devious murder. From legendary hardboiled author Evan Hunter comes an over-the-top tale of a gumshoe in way over his head, caught up between a deadly damsel and a local mob. Ellery Queen recounts a tale of theft and assault at a university, where a slip of the tongue is enough to catch a thief. And no collection of humorous mystery stories would be complete without one from the master himself, Richard S. Prather, featuring his wisecracking P.I. Shell Scott matching wits with a local mobster who's framed Scott for that most heinous of crimesmoral turpitude.
Fifteen stories ranging from slapstick to parody to black humor, all guaranteed to tickle your funny bonewhether it's attached to the rest of your body or not