More spunky than sweet; get started on this Lefty-nominated series if you've previously missed it."--Library Journal (starred review)
Mira James never imagined life after Minneapolis would be a doublewide trailer outside Battle Lake, Minnesota. Then again, maybe the North Country has more to offer than mosquitoes and broasted chicken. Maybe it has earthy, sexy Johnny Leeson and... jewels?
Local legend claims that a diamond necklace was lost nearly a century ago in Whiskey Lake, near the bank of the present-day Shangri-La resort. Mira, a part-time reporter, goes fishing for the story behind the legend. Her exhilarating treasure hunt uncovers a new mystery and puts her face to face with a menacing foe from her past.
Can she avoid his deadly advances long enough to lock lips with Johnny?
June Bug is the second in a laugh-out-loud-funny romantic mystery series featuring Mira James, an urban woman with rural Minnesota roots. It contains mild swearing and hot and hilarious, PG-13 sexual encounters. Part of a ten-book series, June Bug is perfect for readers who love to escape into the humorous mysteries of Janet Evanovich, Denise Grover Swank, Stephanie Bond, and Chelsea Field.
The publication order of the Mira James mysteries is listed below, but they do not need to be read in order; each novel stands alone. Get all the Mira James mysteries today!
Knee High by the Fourth of July
"Move over, Stephanie Plum. There's a new bad girl in town, and her name is Mira James." New York Times Bestselling Author William Kent Krueger
"Jess Lourey is a talented, witty, and clever writer." Monica Ferris, author of the bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries
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 jessicalourey.com.