June Bug (Murder-by-Month Mystery #2)
Mira James never imagined life after college would be a doublewide trailer outside Battle Lake, Minnesota. Then again, maybe the North Country has more to offer than mosquitoes and broasted chicken.
Local legend claims that a diamond necklace was lost nearly a century ago in Whiskey Lake, not far from the present day Shangri-La resort. Mira, a part-time reporter, goes fish...more
When Jason Blunt stumbles into her bedroom drunk, Sunny is not happy to see the man she had a bad experience with as a young college student. Jason lets it slip that he is ...more
Funny, to say the least.
Mira works for a small-town newspaper. A very small newspaper. And she's the town's head librarian. Some local news made the bigger newspapers and the townspeople got wind of it before she did and she, being the reporter, wonders how this news got past her. She uses the library's computer and plagiarizes the story with a slight spin to make it "hers," giving the impression that she was in the know.
The current owners of the property think that reviving the lost-necklace story is great publicity for their resort and soon a newspaper contest brings treasure seekers to Mira James’ adopted town of Battle Lake. Mira herself is intrigued and dives in search of the neckl ...more
Local legend claims that a diamond necklace was lost nearly a century ago in Whiskey Lake, not far from the present day Shangri-La resort. Mira, a part-time reporter, goes fishing for the story behind the legend, but her dives turn up more than missing jewelry. Buoyed by frozen Nut Goodies and a diminutive circus performer, the exhilarating search leads to a new mystery to unravel, and puts her face to face with the surfacing of a menacing foe from her past.
As Mira investigates the case she also stumbles across another murder. I still love this series but this book was a bit rocky for me. Maybe it was the plot, but I ended up skimming through the second half o ...more
Mira works part time for small town newspaper. She is also the librain. She does not trust Jason.
Thier is a big city newspaper that is sponsering a hunt in the lake for fake diamond in a black box and winner gets 5,000 dollars. Thier is also brought up how in the 1920 a women went into the lake with diamond on and came out of the wat ...more
Mira is the part-time reporter for her small town newspaper and the full-time librarian. She stumbles into a story of stolen jewelry.
We get to meet (also briefly) some of the characters in the town.
This was a fun read; nothing deep about it. It is part of the Monthly Mysteries. I haven't read any of the others but I would. I liked the main character and ...more
This is a cute tale of a girl that is trying to make a living on her own. She has been to college but is not going now.
Her dad died and she and her mom lost each other.
Hard to really get into.
Jess has been teaching writing and sociology at the college level since 1998. When not raising her ...more