Humorous horror, Amusing Mysteries & Light Thrillers!

Because sometimes there can be a hint of light in the darkest of books!

Horrorstor– this is my number one pick for a horror book AND a humorous graphic novel! Such an unusual book, styled like an Ikea catalogue, it tells the story of a haunted furniture shop. Which, as it turns out, can be creepy as hell!

The Ivies– mean girls meets murder in this (somewhat satiric) boarding school drama, where, as it turns out, ultra-competitive college admissions can be deadly. And while the characters in this book may take their futures very seriously indeed, the author had a lot of fun with this topic and didn’t take herself too seriously… which made for a great read!

The Thursday Murder Club– on the subject of amusing murder mysteries, this story of a crack-team of old aged pensioners solving crime is absolutely as entertaining as it sounds!

The Appeal– this book is enjoyable in so many ways! Not only is it a book which pokes fun at English village life, but it also allows *you* to solve the mystery it sets up. With emails and a series of clues, the reader gets to answer the who, what and why for themselves. 

The Maid– far more character-driven than most mysteries, the focus is far less on the plot and more on the personal development of the protagonist. I found myself rooting for the maid throughout this emotional read.

***BONUS*** Good Omens– while not technically a thriller, I do think that the APOCALYPSE IS NIGH plot is a pretty thrilling topic… and only a duo like Pratchett and Gaiman could’ve made it as hilarious as they did!

And that’s all for now! Do you agree with my choice? Do you have any suggestions? Let me know in the comments!

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9 thoughts on “Humorous horror, Amusing Mysteries & Light Thrillers!

  1. In a similar genre, I recommend The Collision series by Rich Colburn. The books are called The Resolve of Immortal Flesh and The Formulacrum. They are more like Good Omens than like anything else on your list.

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  2. Terrific list! I loved Horrorstor — the format and design is genius! I’d suggest A Night in the Lonesome October by Roger Zelazny (I’m rereading it now), and maybe one of Christopher Moore’s books (like Bloodsucking Fiends) just for kicks.

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