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Jess Lourey

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Jess Lourey is the author of the Lefty-nominated Murder-by-Month mysteries set in Battle Lake, Minnesota, and featuring amateur sleuth Mira James. Jess has been teaching writing and sociology at the college level since 1998. When not raising her wonderful kids, teaching, or writing, you can find her gardening, traveling, and navigating the niceties and meanities of small-town life. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, The Loft, and Lake Superior Writers, and serves on the national board of the Mystery Writers of America. Jess resides in Minnesota.

Genres: Mystery, Young Adult Fantasy
   Unspeakable Things (2020)
   The Missing (2021)
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Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2017) : Salem's Cipher

Jess Lourey recommends
The Jean Harlow Bombshell (2019)
(Hollywood Biography Mystery, book 1)
Mollie Cox Bryan
"The Jean Harlow Bombshell is a page-turner, a modern whodunit threaded with Golden Age Hollywood glamour. Its protagonist, Charlotte Donovan, is a sleuth for our times, flawed, bright, and eminently relatable. Factor in the delicious elements of romance, friendship, and family, and you have a mystery as captivating as Jean Harlow's (still missing) star sapphire ring."

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