In the mood for a book with quirky characters, witty dialogue or a humorous twist? Try a novel that’ll tickle your funny bone from the Lititz Public Library.
Double Dip by Gretchen Archer
A casino security officer deals with a missing slot-tournament player, a little old lady on a suspicious winning streak and her own rotten ex-husband.
Cruising In Your Eighties Is Murder by Mike Befeler
On a honeymoon cruise to Alaska with his bride, a self-proclaimed geezer must deal with mayhem, missing people and murder.
Georgia Bottoms by Mark Childress
To maintain a lavish lifestyle, a Southern belle who has six boyfriends – none of whom know about the others – finds her ruse crumbling when a married preacher she has been seeing plans to confess in front of his congregation.
Best Staged Plans by Claire Cook
A professional home stager in the Boston suburbs takes a job for a boutique hotel in Atlanta where she becomes immersed in other people’s lives while trying to fix up her own.
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
Two brothers track down a prospector for their frontier-baron boss, journeying through the Sierra foothills where they meet a witch, a bear, a dead Indian, a parlor of drunken floozies and a gang of murderous fur trappers.
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells: An Homage to P.G. Wodehouse by Sebastian Faulks
Things go awry when young man-about-town agrees to help an old friend with his failing romance.
The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
The middle-aged daughter of a formidable mother discovers a shocking secret about her mother’s past that calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about her family.
Ranchero by Rick Gavin
Attacked by a belligerent man who steals a car and flees with a television that was being repossessed, two friends pursue the man and find themselves on the trail of a notorious meth producer.
Elegies for the Brokenhearted by Christie Hodgen
A woman tells the story of her life through five quirky and reflective tales about lost friends and relatives.
Chinese Cooking for Diamond Thieves by Dave Lowry
After being kicked out of college, a young man picks up a mysterious woman at a rest stop and accompanies her to St. Louis where they get jobs in a Chinese restaurant and run into gangsters.
The Last Word by Lisa Lutz
Targeted by the members of her dysfunctional family after she tries to take control of the family business, a woman is wrongly accused of embezzling funds from a wealthy Alzheimer’s patient.
Sacrè Bleu: A Comedy d’Art by Christopher Moore
A baker-turned-painter and bon vivant Henri Toulouse-Lautrec vow to discover the truth behind the untimely death of their friend Vincent van Gogh.
Domestic Violets by Matthew Norman
A man, who expected a life of fame and fortune, finds himself at thirty-five with a mind-numbing job, marital problems and an unfinished novel
Mr. Lynch’s Holiday by Catherine O’Flynn
A recent widower travels to Spain to visit his son who lives in a half-finished ghost town where a tiny group of expats spend their time goat hunting and drinking.
Julia’s Child by Sarah Pinneo
A mompreneur with a fledgling organic baby food company finds it difficult to turn a profit while trying to save the world.
Don’t Mess With Travis by Bob Smiley
When he uncovers an unscrupulous Washington political power grab, the cowboy-governor of Texas decides secession is the only way to fight back.
What Nora Knew by Linda Yellin
A fearless, but unlucky-in-love, thirty-nine-year-old divorced writer is assigned to investigate the state of romance in New York City.
Originally published on September 5, 2014 in the Lititz Record Express.