September Mourn (Mira James Mystery Series #5)

September Mourn (Mira James Mystery Series #5)

by Jess Lourey


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“Once again, the very funny Lourey serves up a delicious dish of murder, mayhem, and merriment.” ―Booklist (starred review)

The Minnesota State Fair is the beloved home of 4H exhibits, Midway rides, and everything on a stick. The festival fun is riding high until the recently crowned Milkfed Mary, Queen of the Dairy, a Battle Lake native, is brutally murdered while her regal likeness is carved in butter.

Can Mira James, covering the fair for the Battle Lake Recall, manage make-out time with guitar-slinging Johnny Leeson while winning a blue ribbon for caging a killer?

You bet your last deep-fried Nut Goodie!

This novel is the fifth in a series of hilarious page-turners featuring Mira James, an urban woman with rural Minnesota roots. The series does not need to be read in order; each book stands alone. Get all the Mira James mysteries:

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

"Janet Evanovich fans have a new reason to celebrate! September Mourn is fun, funny, and so cleverly written, you'll be guessing until the very end." ―Gemma Halliday, best-selling author of Mayhem in High Heels

"Another amusing tale set in the town full of over-the-top zanies who've endeared themselves to the engaging Mira." ―Kirkus Reviews

“ entirely engaging novel with pathos, plot twists, and quirky characters galore. Beautifully written and wickedly funny." ―Harley Jane Kozak, American actress and author

"Lourey has a talent for creating hilarious characters in bizarre, laugh-out-loud situations, while at the same time capturing the honest and endearing subtleties of human life." ―The Strand

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948584265
Publisher: Toadhouse Books, LLC
Publication date: 07/11/2018
Series: Mira James Mystery Series , #5
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 797,753
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Jess Lourey (rhymes with "dowry") is a Lefty-, Agatha-, and Anthony-nominated author best known for her 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, sword and sorcery fantasy, edge-of-your-seat YA adventure, magical realism, and feminist thrillers. She is a tenured professor of creative writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship, a regular Psychology Today blogger, and a TEDx presenter. You can find out more at

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September Fair 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its just annoying u should fire your proof reader theres actually a place where abutnd is sticking out like a sore thumb And i am still waiting for the laugh out loud parts
DanceBree17 More than 1 year ago
This is the first chance I have had to read this series by Jess Lourey but I was really entertained by it and the writing goes from suspense to laugh out loud funny. The style of writing makes you feel as if you re tagging along with Mira as she investigates a murder at the Minnesota State Fair. I loved all the food references and fair food always makes my mouth water. If you want a good mystery and alot of good fun, pick this book up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved them all so fair. These books kepping u guessing. Laugh out loud funny. U can really feel that thry are goung through.... On to october!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all of Jess Lourey's books in this series. She is an excellent author. Each book is entertaining, making me laugh and keeping me guessing. I love the setting in rural Minnesota!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am very young and i still loved this book!!! You might not want a little girl to read it because it is kind of innapropriate but it is still amazing!!!!!!
MysteryLoverMN More than 1 year ago
The 5th book in the Mira James series is very entertaining and I agree that it is fast paced and hilarious. It is an all around good read. The setting is the Minnesota State Fair where the Milkfed Mary, the Queen of the Dairy, is murdered while having her head sculptured in butter. This would seem like a very silly synopsis to anyone who doesn't live in MN, as I do. Believe me, they do actually carve things in butter in this state. The touches of reality are what make this book so funny to anyone who lives, has lived or has heard of living in the Midwest.