October Fest

Jess Lourey (Author)
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Description

"More spunky than sweet; get started on this Lefty-nominated series if you've previously missed it."--Library Journal (starred review)

There's big trouble brewing in Battle Lake.

Beer and polka music reign supreme at October Fest, Battle Lake's premier fall festival. To kick off the celebration, the town hosts a debate between two congressional candidates: straight-laced Arnold Swydecker, and slippery incumbent, Sarah Glokkmann.

As a reporter for the Battle Lake Recall, Mira James is roped into writing up the word war. But the festive mood sours when a well-known Glokkmann-bashing blogger is found dead...and the congresswoman herself meets a gruesome fate.

To keep the heat off her best friend's fiancé, Mira wades through the candidates' dirty laundry, their unsavory secrets, and some murderous mudslinging to expose the killer.

October Fest is perfect for readers who love to escape into the humorous mysteries of Sarah Strohmeyer, Janet Evanovich, Denise Grover Swank, Margaret Lashley, Amy Vansant, Carl Hiaasen, Chelsea Field, and Stephanie Bond. Readers who enjoy laughter with edge-of-their seat suspense will love this series!

October Fest is the sixth in a series of laugh-out-loud-funny 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
April Fools

Or, if you love to sink into a satisfying binge read, check out the bundles!

Mira James Mysteries Summer Bundle, Books 1-4 (May, June, July, and August)
Mira James Mysteries Fall Bundle, Books 5-7 (September, October, November)
Mira James Mysteries Winter Bundle, Books 8-10 (December, January, February)

PRAISE FOR OCTOBER FEST

"Lourey has cleverly created an entertaining murder mystery with the most unlikely murder accomplice ever. Her latest is loaded with humor, and many of the descriptions are downright poetic."--Booklist (starred review)

"The story is funny, ribald and brimming with small-town eccentrics."--Kirkus Reviews

"I loved Lourey's quirky, appealing sleuth and her wry yet affectionate look at small town life. I hope Mira's misfortune of stumbling over a dead body every month lasts for many years!"--Donna Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of Stork Raving Mad

Product Details

Price
$14.88  $13.69
Publisher
Toadhouse Books
Publish Date
July 16, 2018
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.25 X 0.58 X 8.0 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781948584296

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About the Author

Jess Lourey is the Amazon Charts bestselling author of Unspeakable Things, The Catalain Book of Secrets, the Salem's Cipher thrillers, and the Mira James mysteries, among many other works, including young adult, short stories, and nonfiction. An Agatha, Anthony, and Lefty Award nominee, Jess is a tenured professor of creative writing and sociology and a leader of writing retreats. She is also 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 inspiration behind her first published novel. When she's not leading writing workshops, reading, or spending time with her friends and family, you can find her working on her next story. Discover more at www.jessicalourey.com.

Reviews

"Lourey has cleverly created an entertaining murder mystery with the most unlikely murder accomplice ever. Her latest is loaded with humor, and many of the descriptions are downright poetic."--Booklist (starred review)

"The story is funny, ribald and brimming with small-town eccentrics."--Kirkus Reviews

"I loved Lourey's quirky, appealing sleuth and her wry yet affectionate look at small town life. No gimmicks, just an intriguing plot with oddball characters. I hope Mira's misfortune of stumbling over a dead body every month lasts for many years!"--Donna Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of Stork Raving Mad

"With snappy jokes and edgy dialog, Lourey brings a Gen-X tone to a traditional mystery. The classic romance setup and her effective handling of eldercare issues enhance a clever plot. More spunky than sweet; get started on this Lefty-nominated series if you've previously missed it."--Library Journal (starred review)