August MoonBook - 2008
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 Johnny Leeson, Mira decides to abandon Battle Lake, Minnesota, where the women are churchgoers, the men like to hunt, and the body count is above average. But when a cheerleader bites the dust, Mira loiters long enough to snoop.
Mira is highly suspicious of the New Millennium Bible Camp, a disturbing place with a Stepford Wives meets Hee Haw vibe. Before ditching Battle Lake, Mira is hell-bent on confronting her own demons and catching a killer.
"Lourey's mystery is hilarious, fast paced, and madcap."--Booklist (starred review)
"Hilarious, wonderfully funny cozy."--CrimeSpree Magazine
"Another amusing tale set in the town full of over-the-top zanies who've endeared themselves to the engaging Mira."--Kirkus Reviews
""A fun, fast-paced mystery with a heroine readers will enjoy, even if her foibles are not entirely believable...3 stars."--The Mystery Reader
"Lourey has a gift for creating terrific characters. Her sly and witty take on small town USA is a sweet summer treat. Pull up a lawn chair, pour yourself a glass of lemonade, and enjoy."--Denise Swanson, author of The Srcumble River Mystery series.