A Very Merry Murder (A Professor Prather Mystery) by Mary Angela

 

 

A Very Merry Murder (A Professor Prather Mystery)
by Mary Angela

This book overflows with the sounds and smells and music of the winter holiday season.
I was carried away to Copper Bluff, South Dakota.
~Laura’s Interests

A VERY MERRY MURDER is a warm and endearing cozy mystery into which the reader slips, similar to slipping under a warm afghan near a glowing fire on a cold winter’s night, ready to wrap oneself in the story,
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies

Lots of twists, turns, and surprises that you won’t see coming all leading to a great reveal scene that made me think of Sherlock as Em laid it all out for them.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

This book was definitely cute with the descriptions of Christmas and how the people celebrate the holidays. Along with solving a mystery and add an Agatha Christie novel to the mix and it’s bound to be a great adventure!
~Community Bookstop

There are some charming cozy moments as Christmas comes to Copper Bluff. A Very Merry Murder is an appealing cozy mystery that will have you feeling merry and bright.
~The Avid Reader

A Very Merry Murder is a classically crafted and masterfully methodical mystery with carefully placed subtle clues. It is a gem of a read with its Agatha Christie feel . . .
~Book Club Librarian

If you haven’t found a chance to read this series, now is the time. You will be enjoying a new friend, strong community and mysteries that are exciting and fun.
~Bibliophile Reviews

Overall this Cozy mystery had ambiance, fun, mystery and loads of Christmas spirit!
~The Cozy Page

What makes this story a good read is the charm of the characters and their relations, because after reading this series, you’ll love to discover more about them and how they link together, and maybe being more than friends?
~Varietats

I liked the protagonist and found myself rooting for her all through the book. I was surprised by the ending, which is what I like in a cozy mystery.
~Melina’s Book Blog

About the Book


A Very Merry Murder (A Professor Prather Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Camel Press (October 1, 2018)
Paperback: 258 pages
ISBN-10: 1603816550
ISBN-13: 978-1603816557
Digital ASIN: B07G2VLLCV

It’s December in Copper Bluff, and from hillside to hallowed hall, everyone is merry—or will be as soon as semester break arrives. Students are studying, professors are grading, and Emmeline Prather is anticipating the university-sponsored holiday concert. Friend and colleague Lenny Jenkins will be accompanying the visiting quartet, Jazz Underground, and Em can’t think of a better way to kick-start the holiday season.

But before she can say “Jingle Bell Rock,” trouble arrives at Candlelight Inn, the bed and breakfast where the quartet is staying. One of the band members dies unexpectedly, and suspicion falls on Em, whose altercation with the man ends with him on the floor. He never recovers, and now she’s worried her reputation might not either. When Emmeline starts to see parallels between an Agatha Christie novel she’s teaching and the victim, Lenny claims she’s read one too many mysteries.

As the clues unravel, so does the murderer’s patience. Em is close to finding the truth, but will the truth—or the murderer—push her over the edge? It will take a Christmas miracle to solve this case, but if there’s one thing in surplus this time of year, it’s faith.

About the Author

© Julie Prairie Photography 2016

Mary Angela is the author of the Professor Prather academic mystery series, which has been called “enjoyable” and “clever” by Publishers Weekly. She is also an educator and has taught English and humanities at South Dakota’s public and private universities for over ten years. When Mary isn’t writing or teaching, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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  3 Responses to “A Very Merry Murder (A Professor Prather Mystery) by Mary Angela”

  1. I love the cover, thanks for the chance.

  2. I’m ready for your very Christmas cozy!!

  3. Thank you for the giveaway! I love Christmas themed mysteries!

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