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Jess Lourey

Jess Lourey
Photo by Cindy Pederson, CK Photography

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.

 



Website:   http://jessicalourey.com/

Event Schedule:

09-08-2016  Launch of SALEM'S CIPHER at Once Upon a Crime
09-24-2016  Signing at Cherry Street Books with William Kent Krueger
09-24-2016  Signing at Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery with William Kent Krueger
09-26-2016  Signing at Common Good Books with William Kent Krueger




TITLES BY Jess Lourey

August Moon August Moon
The Murder-By-Month Mysteries #4
By: Jess Lourey
EAN: 9780738713250
Pub Date: June 2008
Price: $14.95
In stock? Yes, ready to ship



Maybe it's time for me to leave this crazy town, hightail it back to Minneapolis, and become a cat-collecting, fist-shaking, asexual English professor... Furious after being stood up by local hottie ...
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December Dread December Dread
The Murder-By-Month Mysteries #8
By: Jess Lourey
EAN: 9780738731889
Pub Date: October 2012
Price: $14.99
In stock? Yes, ready to ship



Silent Night, Deadly Night With Christmas just over a week away, ’tis the season for grinning sales elves on TV, maddeningly jolly Muzak, and a guilty Nut Goodie addiction. But for Mira James ...
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February Fever February Fever
The Murder-By-Month Mysteries #10
By: Jess Lourey
EAN: 9780738742144
Pub Date: February 2015
Price: $14.99
In stock? Yes, ready to ship



All Aboard the Murder Express Mira James’s hot and heavy relationship with boyfriend Johnny Leeson is definitely warming up her winter. But when Johnny has to go to Portland, Oregon, for a ...
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January Thaw January Thaw
The Murder-By-Month Mysteries #9
By: Jess Lourey
EAN: 9780738738758
Pub Date: January 2014
Price: $14.99
In stock? Yes, ready to ship



The Ice Man Succumbeth Private-eye-in-training Mira James loves Minnesota’s crisp January days, as long as she can spend them in the arms of hunky Johnny Leeson. But when Mrs. Berns’s ...
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June Bug June Bug
The Murder-By-Month Mysteries #2
By: Jess Lourey
EAN: 9780738709123
Pub Date: March 2007
Price: $14.95
In stock? No, expect a delay in shipping



Mira James never imagined life after college would be a doublewide trailer outside Battle Lake, Minnesota. Then again, maybe the North Country has more to offer than mosquitoes and broasted chicken. ...
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Knee High by the 4th of July Knee High by the 4th of July
The Murder-By-Month Mysteries #3
By: Jess Lourey
EAN: 9780738710358
Pub Date: September 2007
Price: $14.95
In stock? Yes, ready to ship



What's so wrong with admiring from a distance? Mira's quirky puppy love for Chief Wenonga, a well-muscled fiberglass statue in her Minnesota small town, might be a safer love pursuit than online ...
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May Day May Day
The Murder-By-Month Mysteries #1
By: Jess Lourey
EAN: 9780738708386
Pub Date: March 2006
Price: $14.95
In stock? Yes, ready to ship



Minneapolitan Mira James has been taking it easy since college graduation--too easy. Due to a dead-end job and a cheating boyfriend, the Twin Cities have lost their charm, and Mira decides to begin a ...
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November Hunt November Hunt
The Murder-By-Month Mysteries #7
By: Jess Lourey
EAN: 9780738731360
Pub Date: March 2012
Price: $14.95
In stock? Yes, ready to ship



November in Battle Lake, Minnesota, is cold enough to freeze the balls off a pool table. lt's also deer hunting season. When Tom Kicker is killed in a hunting accident, Mira James is hired to ...
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October Fest October Fest
The Murder-By-Month Mysteries #6
By: Jess Lourey
EAN: 9780738726236
Pub Date: May 2011
Price: $14.95
In stock? Yes, ready to ship



Beer and polka music reign supreme at Octoberfest, Battle Lake's premier fall festival. To kick off the celebrations, the town hosts a public debate between the two congressional candidates: ...
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Salem's Cipher Salem's Cipher
By: Jess Lourey
EAN: 9780738749693
Pub Date: September 2016
Price: $15.99
Available: September 2016, you may pre-order this product and we will ship it when copies are available.



A troubled codebreaker faces an epic plot reaching back through centuries of America’s secret history Salem Wiley is a genius cryptanalyst, courted by the world’s top security agencies ...
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September Fair September Fair
The Murder-By-Month Mysteries #5
By: Jess Lourey
EAN: 9780738718729
Pub Date: September 2009
Price: $14.95
In stock? Yes, ready to ship



". . . An entirely engaging novel with pathos, plot twists, and quirky characters galore. Beautifully written and wickedly funny." —Harley Jane Kozak, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity-award ...
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