May Day by Jess Lourey
May Day by Jess Lourey

Genre: Cozy Mystery
Format: Paperback
Series: #1 in the Murder by Month Series
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 211
Source: Library

The Book:
From the publisher:

A new threat haunts the streets of London…
Minneapolitan Mira James has been taking it easy since college graduation–too easy. Due to a dead-end job and a cheating boyfriend, the Twin Cities have lost their charm, and Mira decides to begin a new life in rural Battle Lake. Right away she is offered jobs as an assistant librarian and part-time reporter, and falls into an unexpected romance with a guy who seems to be the perfect man until he turns up dead between the reference stacks her tenth day on the job.

Anxious to learn more about the man who had briefly stolen her heart, Mira delves into the hidden mysteries of Battle Lake, including a old land deed with ancient Ojibwe secrets, an obscure octogenarian crowd with freaky social lives, and a handful of thirtysomething high school buddies who hold bitter, decades-old grudges. Mira soon discovers that unknown dangers are concealed under the polite exterior of this quirky small town, and revenge is a tator-tot hotdish best served cold.

My Thoughts:
I picked this one up because I needed a book with a month in the title for the What’s in a Name Challenge for 2016. I had seen and heard the author at a mystery writers and readers convention a couple of years ago and she was pretty funny.

Unfortunately this book wasn’t that good.

It was short. It let me check off the last title for the challenge.

I won’t be continuing with the series.

2 stars Rating 2/5