January Thaw (Murder-By-Month Mysteries #9) (Paperback)
Midnight Ink, 9780738738758, 272pp.
Publication Date: January 8, 2014
Private-eye-in-training Mira James loves Minnesota's crisp January days, as long as she can spend them in the arms of hunky Johnny Leeson. But when Mrs. Berns's erratic Zamboni driving uncovers an icebound dead man, Mira's cold-weather tranquility threatens to melt away.With a frozen body in the lake and a freak January thaw descending on town, neither Johnny nor generous portions of high-octane comfort food are enough to ease Mira's frazzled nerves. There's big trouble brewing in Battle Lake. And if Mira can't figure out who's behind it, the next time she feels sub-zero temperatures, she may be sporting a toe tag in the town morgue.
"Those looking for an engaging, multigenerational small-town mystery that tackles contemporary issues can't miss with this entry."--Library Journal
"Fans of smalltown mysteries will be charmed."--Publishers Weekly
"Who can resist a mystery that includes a daredevil octogenarian sidekick; a flashy, plant-whispering mayor; some really bad villains; and a little girl ghost?"--Booklist