January Thaw

January Thaw

9th in the Murder-by-Month Series


Mira James' life is perfect. She's just consummated her relationship with Johnny Leeson, she's a freelance investigator for a local attorney, and she hasn't uncovered a dead body in nearly two weeks. That lucky streak comes to an icy halt when she joins the reopening festivities at the Prospect House, Battle Lake's oldest structure. Mira is covering the event for the Battle Lake Recall when she ice skates over a corpse frozen into the lake in front of the mansion. When Police Chief Gary Wohnt is shot in a seemingly unrelated traffic run. he and Mira must form a reluctant alliance as she becomes his eyes on the ground, uncovering a web of lies and murder that date back over a century.

December Dread

December Dread

8th in the Murder-by-Month Series


Tis the season for grinning sales—elves on TV and maddeningly jolly muzak. But for Mira James and other Battle Lake-area women, the holidays are marred by something far worse—a serial killer leaving candy canes as his calling card.
Released October 2012
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November Hunt

November Hunt

7th in the Murder-by-Month Series


November in Battle Lake, Minnesota, is cold enough to freeze the balls off a pool table. It's also deer hunting season. When Tom Kicker is killed in a hunting accident, Mira James is hired to investigate...
Released March 2012
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Octoberfest

Octoberfest

6th in the Murder-by-Month Series


What do you get when you cross beer, a conservative politician who keeps planting her foot in her mouth, and polka music? October Fest in Battle Lake, that's what...
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September Fair

September Fair

5th in the Murder-by-Month Series


At the Minnesota State Fair - the beloved home of 4-H exhibits & Midway rides - everything is riding high until the newly crowned Queen of the Dairy is brutally murdered...
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August Moon

August Moon

4th in the Murder-by-Month Series


Mira James is getting out of Battle Lake, Minnesota, but before our sassy young heroine can hightail it back to Minneapolis, a colleague is found murdered...
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Knee High By The 4th Of July

Knee High By The 4th Of July

3rd in the Murder-by-Month Series


Mira James thought Chief Wenonga was a safe love interest. He was tall, dark, and handsome, and he never picked fights. So what if he was a 23-foot fiberglass statue...
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June Bug

June Bug

2nd in the Murder-by-Month Series


Local legend claims that a diamond necklace was lost nearly a century ago in nearby Whiskey Lake. Mira James' search lands her face-to-face with menacing forces that threaten to tear the small town apart...
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May Day

May Day

1st in the Murder-by-Month Series


A hip, humorous, and gripping account of small-town murder, this novel is the first in a series of comic caper mysteries featuring Mira James, an urban woman with rural Minnesota roots...
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