September FairBook - 2009 | 1st ed.
Mira James, reporter for the Battle Lake Weekly, investigates when the 54th Milkfed Mary, Queen of the Dairy, is fatally poisoned at the Minnesota State Fair while having her likeness sculpted in butter.
". . . An entirely engaging novel with pathos, plot twists, and quirky characters galore. Beautifully written and wickedly funny." —Harley Jane Kozak, Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity-award winning author of A Date You Can't Refuse
"Move over Janet Evanovich-mystery fans have a new reason to celebrate! September Fair is fun, funny, and so cleverly written, you'll be guessing until the very end." —Gemma Halliday, best-selling author of
Mayhem in High Heels
The Minnesota State Fair-the beloved home of 4H exhibits, Midway rides, and everything on a stick. The festival fun is riding high until the recently crowned Milkfed Mary, Queen of the Dairy, a Battle Lake native, is brutally murdered while her regal likeness is carved in butter. Can Mira James, covering the fair for the Battle Lake Recall, expose a deadly State Fair secret and win a blue ribbon for caging a killer? You bet your last deep-fried Nut Goodie!
Praise for the Lefty Award-nominated
[star] ". . . hilarious, fast paced, and madcap."—Booklist (starred review)
"Wonderfully funny."—Crimespree Magazine
"Another amusing tale set in the town full of over-the-top zanies who've endeared themselves to the engaging Mira."—Kirkus