This & That is a fun blog post that features two books with similar themes, tropes, or something else that makes them similar to one another. So basically, if you liked one book (this) than there is a good chance you will like the other (that).
I love a good murder mystery! Especially when it incorporates a little bit of romance and a ton of humor! For this post, I have compiled 2 books that have similar themes - Murder in Comedy Books. If you follow this blog you will know that I am a huge fan of Tara Sivec. She can write the crap out of pretty much anything and I know it will suck me in. Recently, I read The Story of Us by her (which is an emotional second chance, military romance) which is much like her novel Fisher's Light. Those are not comedies but still pretty freakin fantasitc! Acutally, 5 star reads for me. Not so recently I had the chance (and actually picked them up on a whim) to read her Chocolate Lovers series and it's spinoff the Chocoholics series which are hilarious romantic comedies. Trust me, if you haven't read them you NEED TOO. Anyway, what I am trying to say is she can write anything and it will be a winner. And, you need to read them ASAP if you haven't.
So, what's this about Jed Had to Die?
Jed Had to Die is on of my favorite books of 2016 because it's got mystery, humor, and a bad ass heroine. There is a murder as well, hence the reason it is on this list, and the heroine and her friend (whose husband is dead) are trying to figure out "who-dun-it". It's sort of like a cozy mystery for romance fans. With added humor this book becomes something else though and readers will laugh until they cry! I highly recommend this one if you like murder mysteries, cozy mysteries, women sleuths, romantic comedies, bad-ass heroines, and of course, Tara Sivec.
Here's more about the book:
When you've been tased, peed on by a yippy dog named Bo Jangles, and can't stop picturing what Sheriff Hudson looks like naked, it will be a tough job making everyone agree that...Jed had to die.
The book with a similar theme and one that fits into this genre would be Stylo Fantome's latest release, Just a Little Junk. Now, I have only read one other book by Stylo before and enjoyed it, but I haven't read enough to be a die hard fan like I am with Sivec's books. But that doesn't mean I can't recommend a great one to you when I find it. In this one, the heroine and her best friend (who happens to be a guy and someone she has crushed on for many years) have to figure out who killed the guy in her trunk. I mean, it wasn't her was it? Sure, she was wasted and can't remember anything about that night. But she wouldn't kill a guy and stuff him in her trunk. Would she??
(If you like Stylo or are new to her work, be aware that this one- Just a Little Junk- is much different than her other books which are a bit more dark and sexy. For example, the previous book I have read by Stylo was The Bad Ones which was a very dark romance novel but also extremely unique).
Filled with humor, mystery, and surprise ending (well, it's a surprise when you learn what happened just like with Jed had to Die) readers will eat this one up! It's a quick and fun read and I couldn't recommend it more, especially for those who like the previous mentioned book in this post.
More about the book:
on an adventure that takes them all over Los Angeles. From raves to penthouses to strip clubs. All in the search for the answer to her question.
Who is the dead guy in my trunk!?