Tuesday, October 2, 2018


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

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

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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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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Review: A VERY MERRY MURDER by Mary Angela
(A Professor Prather Mystery 3)

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, . And speaking of winter, A VERY MERRY MURDER is set in the run-up to Christmas, in the quiet university town of Copper Bluff, South Dakota. Professor Emmaline is all set to enjoy a visiting jazz quartet, when the worst happens. A visitor dies, and the blame is placed smack dab on Em.

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  1. Thanks so much for the kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed the book!

  2. Thank you for your review on "A Very Merry Murder" by Mary Angela and for being part of the book tour.

    Exactly what one needs to get in the holiday spirit - a Christmas cozy. Love it! Can't wait for the opportunity to read this book.
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  3. Thank you for including A Very Merry Murder on your blog. Christmas is not far off and having a book that will fit in this time period is worth the read. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com