✨ "Snappy jokes...and the classic romance setup enhance a clever plot...get started on this Lefty-nominated series if you've previously missed it!" ―Library Journal (starred review) ✨
🎃 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 celebration, 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 visiting blogger is found dead. To keep the heat off her best friend's fiancé―an ex-con reporter―Mira wades through the candidates' dirty laundry and some murderous mudslinging to expose the killer.
✨ Finalist for the Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery! ✨
⭐ "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)