Monday, January 09, 2012

Ten books to keep you laughing

Hallie Ephron is an award-winning mystery reviewer for the Boston Globe. Her books include Come and Find Me, Never Tell a Lie, which was a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award and was made into the film And Baby Will Fall for the Lifetime Movie Network, and Writing and Selling Your Mystery, which was nominated for both an Edgar and an Anthony Award.

One of her ten best books for a good laugh, as told to the Christian Science Monitor:
Scoop, by Evelyn Waugh

William Booth, an unassuming English bumpkin, writes a nature column for London’s “The Beast.” When a mix-up sends Booth – instead of his more talented cousin – to Africa as a war correspondent, Waugh spins a yarn of underdog success. His critiques of journalism and English society evoke laughs and have been endearing William Booth to a wide audience ever since the book's original publication in 1938.
Read about another novel on the list.

Scoop is one of Tom Rachman's top 10 journalist's tales.

Visit Hallie Ephron's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: Hallie Ephron's Never Tell A Lie.

Writers Read: Hallie Ephron.

--Marshal Zeringue