Jess Lourey named to BookRiot's "10 Funny Mystery Authors Like Janet Evanovich" list!
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?
Knee High by the Fourth of July is the third in a series of laugh-out-loud-funny romcom mysteries 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
Or, if you love to sink into a satisfying binge read, check out the bundles!
- Mira James Romcom Mysteries Summer Bundle, Books 1-4
- Mira James Romcom Mysteries Fall Bundle, Books 5-7
- Mira James Romcom Mysteries Winter Bundle, Books 8-10
PRAISE FOR KNEE HIGH BY THE FOURTH OF JULY
Finalist for the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery
Chosen as a Killer Book by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association
"The humor transcends gender and makes for a delightful romp."―Fergus Falls Journal
"Lourey's rollicking good cozy planted me in the heat of a Minnesota summer for a laugh-out-loud mystery ride."―bestselling author Leann Sweeney
"Knee High by the Fourth of July kept me hooked from beginning to end. I enjoyed every page!"―Sammi Carter, author of the Candy Shop Mysteries
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About the Author
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).
You can find out more at www.jessicalourey.com.