Lourey, Jess

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The Taken Ones

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Lourey returns readers to Lilydale, the setting of Unspeakable Things, in a tense novel that combines traces of The Stepford Wives with Rosemary’s Baby. Although the plot hinges on the history of a missing child, Lourey ratchets up the fear in a novel that verges on horror.

Unspeakable Things

The atmospheric suspense novel is haunting because it’s narrated from the point of view of a 13 year old, an age that should be more innocent but often isn’t. Even more chilling, it’s based on real-life incidents. Lourey may be known for comic capers (March of Crime), but this tense novel combines the best of a coming-of-age story with suspense, and an unforgettable young narrator.

Salem's Cipher

Complex protagonists who overcome many obstacles take adventurous readers on a hair-raising thrill ride. Dan Brown fans will eagerly anticipate more Salem and Bel adventures down the road.

February Fever: A Murder-by-Month Mystery

Librarian, reporter, and PI-in-training Mira James, along with her octogenarian sidekick Mrs...

January Thaw: A Murder-by-Month Mystery

Lourey's trademark humor effectively complements the soft-boiled investigating by the in-training PI Mira James. Those looking for an engaging, multigenerational small-town mystery that tackles contemporary issues can't miss with this entry, number nine in the series (after December Dread).

December Dread: A Murder-by-Month Mystery

Intrepid Mira James returns to her hometown of Battle Lake, MN, for Christmas and PI school, never suspecting a serial killer has holiday plans for her...

November Hunt

Tom Kicker dies in a freak hunting accident, but aspiring PI Mira (October Fest) learns Tom had a dark secret that probably led to his untimely death...

October Fest

With snappy jokes and edgy dialog, Lourey brings a Gen-X tone to a traditional mystery. The classic romance setup and her effective handling of eldercare issues enhance a clever plot. More spunky than sweet; get started on this Lefty-nominated series if you've previously missed it.

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