I love humorous mysteries. Of course that's why I chose to write some.
Why wouldn't anyone like to read or write something that makes them smile? Or laugh? Why would anyone want to be serious all the time?
I've heard agents and authors of highly successful humorous romances say those are out now. Readers don't want them.
Of course that's not true. The latest book written by Robin Wells,an extremely successful author of funny romances from my writers' group in New Orleans, was just a finalist for the Rita for Best Romance of the Year.
Many leaders in the mystery genre say serious work is more highly rated. Of course maybe they've stood in lines around the block to have Janet Evanovitch sign her latest work for them?
The romantic comedies of long ago (like when I was a teen)were loved by people of all sexes and ages. I don't believe everyone's taste has changed. There is, of course, lots and lots of serious crime everywhere. Just turn on the TV. Open a newspaper. Check your computer screen.
In the meantime, I believe that at least for a while, I will keep writing work that makes me smile or even chuckle. That's fun, which I enjoy.
Do you like any humor in books you read?