May Day by Jess Lourey
(Murder-by-Month Mysteries, No. 1) (Murder-By-Month Mystery)

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Minneapolitan Mira James has been taking it easy since college graduation--too easy. Due to a dead-end job and a cheating boyfriend, the Twin Cities have lost their charm, and Mira decides to begin a new life in rural Battle Lake. Right away she is offered jobs as an assistant librarian and part-time reporter, and falls into an unexpected romance with a guy who seems to be the perfect man until he turns up dead between the reference stacks her tenth day on the job.

Anxious to learn more about the man who had briefly stolen her heart, Mira delves into the hidden mysteries of Battle Lake, including a old land deed with ancient Ojibwe secrets, an obscure octogenarian crowd with freaky social lives, and a handful of thirtysomething high school buddies who hold bitter, decades-old grudges. Mira soon discovers that unknown dangers are concealed under the polite exterior of this quirky small town, and revenge is a tator-tot hotdish best served cold.

A hip, humorous, and gripping account of small-town murder, this novel is the first in a series of cozies featuring Mira James, an urban woman with rural Minnesota roots.
 

About Jess Lourey

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Jess Lourey is the author of the Lefty-nominated Murder-bJess Lourey is the author of the Lefty-nominated Murder-by-Month mysteries set in Battle Lake, Minn. She is a member y-Month mysteries set in Battle Lake, Minn. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, The Loft, aof Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, The Loft, and a founding faculty member of the Mystery Writers of Amerind a founding faculty member of the Mystery Writers of America's MWA University. Lourey resides in St. Cloud, Minn., wheca's MWA University. Lourey resides in St. Cloud, Minn., where she is a professor of writing and sociology. For more infre she is a professor of writing and sociology. For more information, visit her online at JessLourey.com. Watch Jess ormation, visit her online at JessLourey.com. Watch Jess on Showcase Minnesota (08/26/09). Watch Jess on Twin Cition Showcase Minnesota (08/26/09). Watch Jess on Twin Cities Live (09/02/09). es Live (09/02/09).
 
Published March 8, 2006 by MIDNIGHT INK. 240 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A small-town librarian and reporter adds sleuthing to her résumé after finding a corpse amid the stacks.

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