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Best Dark Comedy Books: The Ultimate Collection

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Dark Comedy books.

1. Old Boy, Vol. 8 (2007)

 Best Dark Comedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionImprisoned without explanation for a decade by a wealthy former schoolmate, Goto now comes to the endgame against his tormentor. If Goto cannot uncover the secret behind the schoolyard grudge, he’ll earn his death and the death of the girl he loves – just as his adversary will accept death if Goto can unlock his memories and the meaning behind them. But there’s more to the game locked away in memories, and even the end of the game may not mean the end to the war!…
Author(s): Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi

2. Tall, Dark and Tempting (Tall, Dark and Sexy Series) (2018)

 Best Dark Comedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionDylan Stone and Serena Fields have been best of friends their entire lives. For Dylan, she’s the solid, dependable woman in his life. His person. The one who has been there for him through the best and worst of times and doesn’t see him for the millions he has in the bank. And even though he’s been secretly attracted to her for years, there are some lines that best friends don’t cross—even if he does spend most of their time together entertaining dirty thoughts about her that have no business being in his head.Serena has been in love with Dylan Stone for as long as she can remember, but she’s searching for her…
Author(s): Erika Wilde

3. Trial by Fae (Dragon’s Gift: The Dark Fae) (2019)

 Best Dark Comedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionI lead a humble life slaughtering monsters. As long as no one learns that I'm descended from a line of forbidden Dragon Bloods, I can keep my job and my life.But when a fiercely sexy Fae king realizes I'm his fated mate, I've got problems. Especially since A), he hates me and B), he learns my secret. It puts my whole life at risk. I want to kill my mate.The stars align when my job sends me to the Fae Court as an undercover agent to investigate him. Did the king kill hundreds?Even when I'm in disguise, he only has eyes only for me. He senses that I'm his mate, and our attraction is irresistible. Despite…
Author(s): Linsey Hall

4. Dark Time (2019)

 Best Dark Comedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionI long for that day.The day he finally lays his hands on Emily.The day he makes sweet love to Emily.I long for that day, but I’m scared to death too.He’s going to be angry.He’s going to be disappointed.He’s going to resent me.As long as he stays with me, I don’t care!I’ll make it up to him.I’ll show him how much he really means to me.I’ll give him anything he wants.Even if it’s a new contract.Even if he needs to punish me……
Author(s): Summer Cooper

5. One Second (Seven Series Book 7) (2016)

 Best Dark Comedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionLexi has faced personal struggles, but nothing has prepared her for the most perilous battle of her life. Shifters are on the brink of war as Northerners target Colorado in an attempt to infiltrate the borders. Texas winds up on the hit list, and the Weston pack prepares to fight for their land… and for their lives.Austin’s courage is put to the test when rogues want to seize his land and slaughter his pack. But that’s not all he’s facing as two shocking revelations turn their lives upside down. His love for Lexi is unwavering, but their future is…
Author(s): Dannika Dark

6. Dark Desire (2019)

 Best Dark Comedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionThat’s what I want for my birthday this year!None of my family seems to remember my special day.Not that I care about gifts or parties.But a simple “happy birthday” would have been nice!I’m not usually one to complain, I swear.Taking it on the chin and burying it deep down is much more my style.But this year, I want a little more.I want to lose my virginity!…
Author(s): Summer Cooper

7. Damiano De Luca: A Second Chance Mafia Romance (The Five Syndicates) (2019)

 Best Dark Comedy Books: The Ultimate Collection“If ever I am gifted the opportunity to betray you, I’ll take it. If life hands me the chance to destroy you, I will. Today. Tomorrow. Ten years from now. I will always seek revenge. And you will never stop looking over your shoulder.”Ten years ago, I crushed Damiano De Luca’s heart,vowing false promises I never delivered.The revenge? Didn’t happen.The destruction? As if I could.Betrayal? Not. A. Chance.We were 18 when I left, taking my secrets with me.Now at 28, there’s no trace of the jaded mafia prince with the protective…
Author(s): Parker S. Huntington

8. Two Minutes (Seven Series Book 6) (2015)

 Best Dark Comedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionAfter years of living abroad, Maizy returns home to the only family she’s ever known–a pack of wolves. When she confronts her childhood watchdog to see where they stand, his resentment leaves her uncertain about where she really belongs.Behind Denver’s charming smile is a tragic past–one that’s made his wolf savage and unpredictable. Only Maizy has been able to tame that darkness, and when they’re reunited after many years apart, he no longer sees a child he once protected. She’s captivating and intelligent–a woman with the world at her fingertips and two suitors offering more than he ever could.Torn between two worlds, Maizy must…
Author(s): Dannika Dark

9. Lifting the Lid – A comedy thriller (2013)

 Best Dark Comedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhen Trevor Hawkins hits the open road in his beat-up old camper van with his incorrigible dog, Milly, his quest for adventure soon spirals dangerously out of control. The simple act of flushing a hotel toilet transforms his life from redundant sales assistant to fugitive from a gang of psychopathic villains, the police and MI5.Then there’s private detective Sandra Gray, who could cheerfully throttle him for turning a well paid, piece-of-cake job into a total nightmare. Or could she?With more twists and turns than an Escher-designed bobsleigh run, Lifting the Lid is a comic thriller about how a single, split-second decision can…
Author(s): Rob Johnson

10. Seven Years (Seven Series #1) (2013)

 Best Dark Comedy Books: The Ultimate CollectionAudie Awards Finalist ★★★★★ “Fabulous Shifter fun, absolutely awesome from beginning to end.”It’s been seven years since Lexi Knight lost her brother in a tragic accident. On the anniversary of his death, her brother’s best friend shows up unexpectedly – a man she hasn’t seen since the funeral. He is no longer the boy Lexi once knew, but a dangerous-looking man with tattoos and dark secrets. He broke her trust and abandoned her family, yet what he reveals makes it impossible to stay angry. Lexi has been secretly infatuated with Austin since childhood, so finding out he’s a…
Author(s): Dannika Dark

Best Dark Comedy Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some dark comedy books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Dark Laughter: Spanish Film, Comedy, and the Nation

Author(s): Juan F. Egea
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press, Year: 2014, Size: 888 Kb, Download: pdf
ID: 1202564

The Dark Comedy

Author(s): J. L. Styan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 1968, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 401166

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Chicago Tribune, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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