Knee High by the Fourth of July (Paperback)

Humor and Hijinks

By Jess Lourey

Toadhouse Books, 9781948584203, 230pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2018

List Price: 14.99*
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Finalist for The Lefty Award for best humorous mystery
Chosen as a Killer Book by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association

What's so wrong with admiring from a distance?

Mira's quirky attraction to Chief Wenonga, a well-muscled fiberglass statue, might be a safer love pursuit than online dating. But when the 23-foot Chief goes missing and a human scalp is discovered at his cement base, Mira's not the only Battle Lake citizen to be crushed.

Things get impossibly worse when her second-biggest-hunk, organic gardening god Johnny Leeson, disappears and the police think she's involved. With her luck with men running out and the cops closing in, Mira has no choice but to roll up her sleeves and start investigating.

But is she trailing a statue-thief, a kidnapper, or a cold-blooded killer?

Part of a ten-book series, Knee High by the Fourth of July is perfect for readers who love to escape into the humorous mysteries of Janet Evanovich, Denise Grover Swank, and Stephanie Bond, TV viewers who enjoy 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, and moviegoers who laughed out loud watching Bridesmaids or Melissa McCarthy's Spy.

Knee High by the Fourth of July is the third in a series of laugh-out-loud-funny, romantic, and a-little-bit-raunchy mysteries featuring Mira James, an urban woman with rural Minnesota roots, but the books do not need to be read in order; each novel stands alone. Get all the Mira James mysteries today

May Day
June Bug
Knee High by the Fourth of July
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September Mourn
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November Hunt
December Dread
January Thaw
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