Jess Lourey
Jessica Heather Lourey
Mira James, an assistant librarian and part-time reporter, in Battle Lake, Minnesota, in the Murder-by-Month mysteries:

May Day (2006)

June Bug (2007)

Knee High by the Fourth of July (2007)
Finalist 2008 Lefty Award

August Moon (2008)

September Fair (2009)
APA: September Mourn (2009)

October Fest (2011) [review]
Finalist 2012 Lefty Award

November Hunt (2012)

December Dread (2012) [review]
Finalist 2013 Lefty Award

January Thaw (2014)
Finalist 2015 Lefty Award

February Fever (2015)
Finalist 2016 Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery

March of Crime (2017)

April Fools (2019)

Monday Is Murder (2022) [short novel]

Salem Wiley, a genius cryptanalyst, expert in quantum computing, and an agoraphobe, investigating secret history, in the Salem’s Cipher series:

Salem’s Cipher (2016)
Finalist 2017 Anthony Award for Best Paperback

Mercy’s Chase (2018)


The Toadhouse Trilogy: Book One (2012) [YA]

The Catalain Book of Secrets (2018)

Unspeakable Things (2020) [review]
2021 Anthony Award for Best Paperback
Finalist 2021 Edgar Award for Best Paperback

Bloodline (2021)
2022 Thriller Award for Best Paperback
2022 Anthony Award for Best Paperback

Litani (2021)

The Quarry Girls (2022)
2023 Anthony Award for Best Paperback

Van Reed, a cold case detective, and Harry Steinbeck, a forensic scientist, in Minnesota:

The Taken Ones (2023)
Finalist 2024 Edgar Award for Best Paperback


Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction (2017) [written as Jessica Lourey]
Finalist 2017 Agatha Award for Best Non-fiction
Finalist 2018 Anthony Award for Best Critical/Non-fiction


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