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Jess Lourey

Jess Lourey
Photo by Cindy Pederson, CK Photography

Jessica (Jess) Lourey has 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. She is the author of the critically acclaimed Murder-by-Month mysteries. You can find out more at



TITLES BY Jess Lourey

March of Crime March of Crime
The Murder-By-Month Mysteries #11
By: Jess Lourey
EAN: 9780738752631
Pub Date: September 2017
Price: $14.99
In stock? Yes, ready to ship

A Dolled-Up Disaster Ida Gilbertson of the Battle Lake Senior Sunset nursing home has a new hobby: crafting life-sized dolls and displaying them around town. Budding PI Mira James finds the dolls ...
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Mercy's Chase Mercy's Chase
A Salem's Cipher Novel #2
By: Jess Lourey
EAN: 9780738757551
Pub Date: September 2018
Price: $24.99
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"An immersive voice, an intriguing story, a wonderful character—highly recommended!"—Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author What if everything you thought you knew about ...
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Salem's Cipher Salem's Cipher
A Salem's Cipher Novel #1
By: Jess Lourey
EAN: 9780738749693
Pub Date: September 2016
Price: $15.99
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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 ever since ...
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