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May Day (Murder-by-Month Mysteries, No. 1) Paperback – March 8, 2006

3.9 out of 5 stars 91 ratings

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"Jess Lourey writes about asmall-town assistant librarian, but this is no genteel traditionalmystery. Mira James likes guys in a big way, likes booze, and isn'tafraid of motorcycles. She flees a deadend job and a deadend boyfriendin Minneapolis and lands up in Battle Lake, a little town with plenty of dirty secrets. The first person narrative in May Day is fresh, the characters quirky. Minnesota has many fine crime writers, and Jess Lourey has just entered their ranks!"―Ellen Hart, Award-winning author of Jane Lawless & Sophie Greenway Series

"This trade paperback packed a punch...I loved it from the get-go!"Tulsa World

"What a romp this is! I found myself laughing out loud..."Crimespree Magazine

"Mira digs up a closetful of dirty secrets, including sex parties, cross-dressing and blackmail, on her way to exposing the killer. Lourey's debut has a likeable heroine and surfeit of sass." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Jess Lourey (rhymes with "dowry") is aLefty-, Agatha-, and Anthony-nominated author best known for hercritically-acclaimed Murder-by-Month novels, which have earned multiple starredreviews from Library Journal and Booklist, the latter calling her writing"a splendid mix of humor and suspense." Jess also writes nonfiction,sword and sorcery fantasy, edge-of-your-seat YA adventure, magical realism, andfeminist thrillers. She is a tenured professor of creative writing andsociology, a recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship, aregular Psychology Today blogger, and a TEDx presenter. You can find out moreat jessicalourey.com.

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  • Publisher : Midnight Ink (March 8, 2006)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 240 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0738708380
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0738708386
  • Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.24 x 0.5 x 7.99 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 91 ratings

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