April Fools (Mira James Mystery Series #12)

April Fools (Mira James Mystery Series #12)

by Jess Lourey

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Overview

"I laughed, gasped, and cried (all out loud)." -Catriona McPherson, author of Scot and Soda

Librarian and aspiring PI Mira James has discovered one corpse a month for each of the eleven months she's lived in Battle Lake, Minnesota. She'd give her left foot to break that streak this April.

Then she stumbles across that disturbing note, and a Battle Lake girl vanishes.*

She follows the note's trail and is horrified to discover that it leads to her father, who died 13 years earlier. It's a race against the clock to crack the secret he carried to his grave in time to save the girl. Meanwhile, chiseled police chief Gary Wohnt is scrutinizing her every move, aching to finally put her behind bars, and Johnny, her sexy boyfriend, is planning a grand surprise for her.

Problem is, she doesn't know if it's a marriage proposal or an intervention.

As Mrs. Berns and Mira take on their final case together, Mira discovers it's more personal than she could have imagined, and that she holds not only the life of the vanished girl but the fate of all Battle Lake in her hands.

*There's also a surprise "guest" appearance! It's exactly as strange as you think it's gonna be.

April Fools is a suspenseful, laugh-out-loud comic caper, perfect for readers who enjoy the humorous mysteries of Liliana Hart, Chelsea Field, Gina LaManna, Janet Evanovich, and Denise Grover Swank. If you love to laugh while reading a page-turning mystery, this series is for you!

April Fools is the twelfth in an ongoing series featuring Mira James, an urban woman with rural Minnesota roots. The books can be read in any order; each novel stands alone. Get all the Mira James mysteries today!

May Day
June Bug
Knee High by the Fourth of July
August Moon
September Mourn
October Fest
November Hunt
December Dread
January Thaw
February Fever
March of Crimes
April Fools


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PRAISE FOR APRIL FOOLS

"[C]ouldn't put it down." ―Linda, Online Reviewer, five stars

"A thumping good read!" -Ann, Online Reviewer

"I read this out of order. It made no difference and I absolutely loved it...What sets this book apart that it is both lighthearted and edgy! It doesn't feel like your average vanilla, 'the librarian is the sleuth' mystery...this is a fast-paced page turner." ―Jane B. (NetGalley, five stars)

"What a fun, cheeky, cleverly-plotted book! This is well-constructed and kept me interested throughout. I'm not the typical 'mystery reader' but the cover drew me in and I was very glad I gave it a chance. Recommend!" ―Jenna H. (NetGalley, four stars)

"Deeply satisfying, funny, moving, as tightly plotted as ever. The end of Mira's adventure gives us exactly what we want and yet still leaves us thinking." ―Catriona McPherson, award-winning author of Scot and Soda

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161282120
Publisher: Toadhouse Books
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Series: Mira James Mystery Series , #12
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 7,315
File size: 709 KB

About the Author

Jess Lourey writes about secrets.

She is the bestselling Agatha, Anthony, and Lefty-nominated author of the critically-acclaimed Mira James mysteries, which have earned multiple starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, the latter calling her writing "a splendid mix of humor and suspense."

Jess also writes nonfiction, YA adventure, magical realism, the Lilydale suspense novels, and thrillers. She is a tenured professor of creative writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship, a Psychology Today blogger, and a TEDx presenter (check out her TEDx Talk for the surprising inspiration behind her first published novel).

When not teaching, reading, or dorking out with her family in Minneapolis, you can find her dreaming of her next story. You can find out more at jessicalourey.com.

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