Search Results: "Jess Lourey"


BOOK REVIEW

MARCH OF CRIME by Jess Lourey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2017

"Earthy language, quirky suspects, and much related tomfoolery for those who like their comic mayhem painted in broad strokes."
The founding member of the Murder-by-Month club is at it again. Read full book review >

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MAY DAY by Jess Lourey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2006

"Lourey's debut has a likable heroine and a surfeit of sass, but the projected series needs to find its mystery footing."
A small-town librarian and reporter adds sleuthing to her résumé after finding a corpse amid the stacks. Read full book review >

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OCTOBER FEST by Jess Lourey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2011

"The murders aren't very interesting, and the plotting self-destructs at the end, but along the way, the story is funny, ribald and brimming with small-town eccentrics."
Marriage in the ninth decade. Read full book review >

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SEPTEMBER FAIR by Jess Lourey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"So-so plotting, but it's hard to resist the saucy octogenarian and all that fried butter."
Dairy cows and a dead beauty queen on exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair. Read full book review >

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SALEM'S CIPHER by Jess Lourey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2016

"Fans of Lourey's mysteries featuring a librarian heroine (February Fever, 2015, etc.) will scarcely recognize this series debut. The fascinating historical information combined with a storyline ripped from the headlines will hook conspiracy theorists and action addicts alike."
Circumstances force a pair of best friends to take on a dangerous quest. Read full book review >

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AUGUST MOON by Jess Lourey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2008

"Another amusing tale set in the town full of over-the-top zanies who've endeared themselves to the engaging Mira."
A sweltering summer that would make most Minnesota librarians grateful for their climate control brings several dangerous cases to an amateur sleuth who just can't stick to the stacks. Read full book review >

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KNEE HIGH BY THE FOURTH OF JULY by Jess Lourey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Light on mystery, but Mira (June Bug, 2006, etc.) is an amusing heroine in a town full of quirky characters."
When the town mascot of Battle Lake, Minn., a 23-foot fiberglass statue of Chief Wenonga, goes missing, the town librarian/reporter/sleuth springs into action. Read full book review >

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JANUARY THAW by Jess Lourey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 8, 2014

"Lourey (December Dread, 2012, etc.) has a feel for small-time life but not for when to stop introducing whackadoodle eccentrics who are not so much comic as annoying."
If it's January in Minnesota, it must be time for amateur sleuth Mira James to find another corpse. Read full book review >

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FEBRUARY FEVER by Jess Lourey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 8, 2015

"The best outing yet for Mira (January Thaw, 2014, etc.). There's still a surfeit of eccentric characters, but the mystery keeps you guessing and sets up the sequel nicely."
Librarian/freelance reporter/budding private eye/corpse-finder Mira James is at it again. Read full book review >

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THE CATALAIN BOOK OF SECRETS by Jessica Lourey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2014

"Pulpy in places but sweet and sassy enough (à la Gilmore Girls) to attract magic-light teen or women's fiction fans."
Turning to YA/adult fantasy, prolific mystery writer Lourey (January Thaw, 2014, etc.) tells of a matriarchal clan of witches joining forces against age-old evil. Read full book review >