Finalist for the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery!
There's big trouble brewing in little Battle Lake...
Beer and polka music reign supreme at October Fest, 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 congress woman 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.
October Fest is a romantic comic caper, perfect for readers who love to escape into the humorous mysteries of Sarah Strohmeyer, Janet Evanovich, Denise Grover Swank, Liliana Hart, Chelsea Field, and Stephanie Bond. The fun, escapist, quirky, culinary Mira James mysteries will leave you guessing―and laughing―until the very last page.
October Fest is the sixth in a series of laugh-out-loud-funny, romantic mysteries featuring Mira James, an urban woman with rural Minnesota roots. The books can be read in any order; each novel stands alone. Get all the Mira James mysteries today!
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PRAISE FOR OCTOBER FEST
"Snappy jokes...edgy dialog...and the classic romance setup enhance a clever plot. More spunky than sweet; get started on this Lefty-nominated series if you've previously missed it."―Library Journal (starred review)
"Lourey has cleverly created an entertaining murder mystery with the most unlikely murder accomplice ever. Her latest is loaded with humor, and many of the descriptions are downright poetic."―Booklist (starred review)
"The story is funny, ribald, and brimming with small-town eccentrics."―Kirkus Reviews
"I loved Lourey's quirky, appealing sleuth and her wry yet affectionate look at small town life. I hope Mira's misfortune of stumbling over a dead body every month lasts for many years!"―Donna Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of Stork Raving Mad