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August Moon (Murder-By-Month Mysteries #4)

Jess Lourey


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Maybe it's time for me to leave this crazy town, hightail it back to Minneapolis, and become a cat-collecting, fist-shaking, asexual English professor...

Furious after being stood up by local hottie Johnny Leeson, Mira decides to abandon Battle Lake, Minnesota, where the women are churchgoers, the men like to hunt, and the body count is above average. But when a cheerleader bites the dust, Mira loiters long enough to snoop.

Mira is highly suspicious of the New Millennium Bible Camp, a disturbing place with a Stepford Wives meets Hee Haw vibe. Before ditching Battle Lake, Mira is hell-bent on confronting her own demons and catching a killer.


Lourey's mystery is hilarious, fast paced, and madcap.--Booklist (starred review)

Hilarious, wonderfully funny cozy.--CrimeSpree Magazine

Entertaining.--Library Journal

Another amusing tale set in the town full of over-the-top zanies who've endeared themselves to the engaging Mira.--Kirkus Reviews

"A fun, fast-paced mystery with a heroine readers will enjoy, even if her foibles are not entirely believable...3 stars.--The Mystery Reader

Lourey has a gift for creating terrific characters. Her sly and witty take on small town USA is a sweet summer treat. Pull up a lawn chair, pour yourself a glass of lemonade, and enjoy.--Denise Swanson, author of The Srcumble River Mystery series.

Midnight Ink, 9780738713250, 253pp.

Publication Date: June 8, 2008

About the Author

Jessica (Jess) Lourey has earned multiple starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, the latter calling her writing a splendid mix of humor and suspense. A tenured professor of creative writing and sociology, Jess lives in Minneapolis with her family. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Murder-by-Month mysteries. You can find out more at