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May Day (Murder-by-Month Mysteries, No. 1) Paperback – March 8, 2006
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About the Author
Jessica (Jess) Lourey is best known for her critically-acclaimed Murder-by-Month mysteries, which have 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. Salem's Cipher, the first book in her thrilling Witch Hunt series, hits stores September 2016. You can find out more at www.JessicaLourey.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
I have to start my review by saying that this book is not for everyone! There is cursing up to and including the "F" word, there is also descriptive nudity. But very little to no violence described. If any of this may offend you I do not recommend this book to you.
After escaping her past to live in the big city the main character is called back to one small town to help house watch for a friend chasing her love to Alaska. While in town she meets many quirky characters... and a corpse.. but who killed him?
This author took a different take on the murder mystery genre then you usually see. Sure it has all the basics of a mystery whodunit, but even I was surprised by some of the things that came up. There are some weirdos living in this town! I don't want to give anything away in my review so I will just leave that at that.
In order to enjoy the book you do have to get past how odd the author made some of the characters, as far as I know there couldn't be this many weirdos in a small town, but heck, maybe there is and I just don't notice :) But it did make the book enjoyable and different because you didn't know what to expect next, and it didn't always necessarily have to do with the mystery.
So, if you want to try something different, check this book out. I'll be reading the next book in the series soon.
Jeff and Mira seem to hit it off very well and become intimate on their first date, but Jeff stands Mira up for the second date. Mira is very angry the next day when she goes to work at the library and thinks of all kinds of reasons why he would do such a thing. As she goes through the stacks, cleaning up and straightening up, she finds the reason for Jeff's absence the night before. As Mira starts to enter the Pl-Sca aisle, she stumbles upon Jeff's dead body, and now she knows why he didn't show up the night before. From here on out, the book follows Mira's sometimes wacky, but logical and accurate search for Jeff's killer.
Mira's friend, Sunny, is in Alaska for a few months, so Mira is housesitting Sunny's doublewide mobile home for her with her calico cat and her dog. I like Mira's relationship with her pets and also her finding comfort in gardening.Read more ›
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Just could not get into the story. Too much cheesy romance not enough actionPublished 11 months ago by Barb
I read this book last year during a plane trip. Found myself on a plane again yesterday and didn't remember finishing it, so I started it again. I enjoyed it both times! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Todd & Rhonda
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Quick read but the story and characters could have been more developed. It's an okay book but I don't intend to read any more of the series.Published 22 months ago by K. Swan