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Lourey, Jess 1970-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 55 publications in 2 languages and 5,892 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Chick lit  Detective and mystery stories  Short stories  Christmas stories 
Classifications: PS3612.O833, 813.6
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Publications about Jess Lourey
Publications by Jess Lourey
Most widely held works by Jess Lourey
August moon by Jess Lourey( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 856 libraries worldwide
Mira James' fury over getting stood up by Johnny Leeson is hotter than the scorching summer heat, and she's getting out of Battle Lake, Minnesota, "where the women are churchgoers, the men like to hunt, and the body count is above average" but before she can hightail it back to Minneapolis, a high school cheerleader is found murdered and Mira becomes hell-bent on catching the killer
October fest by Jess Lourey( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 807 libraries worldwide
Beer and polka music reign supreme at Octoberfest, Battle Lake's premier fall festival. To kick off the celebrations, the town hosts a public debate between the 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 -- an ex-con reporter -- Mira wades through the candidates' dirty laundry, their unsavory secrets, and some murderous mudslinging to expose the killer
September fair by Jess Lourey( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 777 libraries worldwide
Mira James, reporter for the Battle Lake Weekly, investigates when the 54th Milkfed Mary, Queen of the Dairy, is fatally poisoned at the Minnesota State Fair while having her likeness sculpted in butter
November hunt : a murder-by-month mystery by Jess Lourey( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
When Tom Kicker is killed in a hunting accident, not-quite-a-P.I. Mira James braves a blustery blizzard to investigate--and discovers dark secrets that incriminate the town's most prominent families
May Day by Jess Lourey( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 623 libraries worldwide
Minneapolitan Mira James has been taking it easy since college graduation - too easy. Due to a dead-end job and a cheating boyfriend, the Twin Cities have lost their charm, and Mira decides to begin a new life in rural Battle Lake. Right away she is offered jobs as an assistant librarian and part-time reporter, and falls into an unexpected romance
Knee high by the Fourth of July by Jess Lourey( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
What's so wrong with admiring from a distance? Mira's quirky puppy love for Chief Wenonga, a well-muscled fiberglass statue in her Minnesota small town, might be a safer love pursuit than online dating. But when the 23-foot Chief goes missing from his cement base, Mira's not the only citizen to be crushed
June bug by Jess Lourey( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
When she stumbles across a waterlogged corpse while looking into a local legend about a diamond necklace lost in a nearby lake, part-time reporter Mira James is determined to solve the crime
December dread by Jess Lourey( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
Mira James investigates a serial killer who uses online dating sites to seduce and kill women who look just like her--and leaves a candy cane as his calling card
January thaw : a Murder-by-Month Mystery by Jess Lourey( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
When Mira James moved to a small town in Minnesota, she thought she left muggings behind her . . . until she's jumped by two men in an alley. A third man saves her, but for all his trouble he's found frozen under an ice-covered lake. Meanwhile, Mira's job as a private eye-in-training has her tracking down the family that built the Prospect House, home of the town's new museum. Discovering a letter that dates back to 1865, Mira finds herself embroiled in a cold case of treachery and a hot case of drug trafficking that puts the whole town in danger
Resort to Murder : [thirteen more tales of mystery by Minnesota's premier writers ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Anthology of mystery stories set in a Minnesota resort and written by Minnesota authors
The Toadhouse trilogy by Jess Lourey( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Aine (pronounced "Aw-nee") believes herself to be a regular teenager in 1930s Alabama, but when a blue-eyed monster named Biblos attacks, she discovers that the reclusive woman raising her isn't really her grandmother and that she's been living inside a book for the past five years. With her blind brother, Spenser, she flees the pages of the novel she's called home, one terrifying step ahead of Biblos' black magic. Her only chance at survival lies in beating him to the three objects that he desires more than life. As she undertakes her strange and dangerous odyssey, Aine must choose between a family she doesn't remember and her growing attraction to a mysterious young man named Gilgamesh. Only through treacherous adventures into The Time Machine, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Tale of Two Cities, and the epic Indian saga The Ramayana will she learn her true heritage and restore the balance of the worlds ... if she can stay alive
The Toadhouse trilogy : book one by Jess Lourey( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Aine (pronounced "Aw-nee") believes herself to be a regular teenager in 1930s Alabama, but when a blue-eyed monster named Biblos attacks, she discovers that the reclusive woman raising her isn't really her grandmother and that she's been living inside a book for the past five years. With her blind brother, Spenser, she flees the pages of the novel she's called home, one terrifying step ahead of Biblos' black magic. Her only chance at survival lies in beating him to the three objects that he desires more than life. As she undertakes her strange and dangerous odyssey, Aine must choose between a family she doesn't remember and her growing attraction to a mysterious young man named Gilgamesh. Only through treacherous adventures into The Time Machine, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Tale of Two Cities, and the epic Indian saga The Ramayana will she learn her true heritage and restore the balance of the worlds ... if she can stay alive
Jour de mai by Jess Lourey( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Potins de juin by Jess Lourey( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A murder-by-month mystery. October fest by Jess Lourey( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Murder-by-Month Mystery. January thaw by Jess Lourey( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Lourey, Jessica Heather, 1970-
Languages
English (53)
French (2)
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