Thursday, August 27, 2009
Jess Lourey - September Fair
by Jess Lourey
Lourey's lively fifth murder-by-month mystery (after 2008's August Moon) finds Mira James, assistant librarian and part-time reporter for the Battle Lake Recall, covering the beauty pageant to elect Milkfed Mary, Queen of the Dairy, at the Minnesota State Fair. Unfortunately, “drop dead gorgeous” Ashley Pederson, a native of Battle Lake, Minn., turns up poisoned to death in the refrigerated room where, as winner of the contest, she was having her head sculpted in butter. Mira, in her effort to solve Ashley's murder, uncovers small-town jealousies, secret love affairs, embezzlement and a big dairy concern engaged in dubious practices.
OTHER BOOKS IN THE MURDER-BY-MONTH SERIES
Knee High by the Fourth of July
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY
August 29, 2009
Once Upon a Crime Bookstore
12 Noon to 2:00 PM
Jess Lourey is the author of the Lefty-nominated Murder-by-Month mysteries set in Battle Lake, Minnesota. August Moon, the fourth book in the series, was released June 2008 and earned a starred review from Booklist, which called it "hilarious, fast-paced, and madcap!" September Fair hits bookshelves the last week of August 2009.
Jess has been teaching writing and sociology at the college level since 1998. When not raising her wonderful kids, teaching, or writing, you can find her gardening, traveling, and navigating the niceties and meanities of small-town life. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, The Loft, and Lake Superior Writers, and serves on the national board of the Mystery Writers of America.
WEBSITE AND BLOG
Barnes and Noble
"...hilarious, fast paced, and madcap!"
Booklist (starred review)
"Jess Lourey, the literary love child of Agatha Christie and Garrison Keillor, gives us September Fair, an entirely engaging novel with pathos, plot twists and quirky characters galore. Beautifully written and wickedly funny."
Harley Jane Kozak
Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity-award winning author of A Date You Can't Refuse
"An edge of your seat mystery that is fun, funny, and so cleverly written, you'll be guessing until the very end."
best-selling author of the High Heels series