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Former Alexandrian pens fourth mystery

Mira James, the amateur sleuth who made a hit with mystery lovers in May Day, June Bug and Knee High by the Fourth of July, returns to take on the legend of Minnesota nice in August Moon.

August Moon is the fourth book in the Murder by Month mystery series by Jess Lourey, former Alexandria resident and instructor at Alexandria Technical College. The fictional mystery series is set in Battle Lake.

Lourey will be signing copies of August Moon at Book World in the Viking Plaza Mall in Alexandria on Saturday, June 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. The book is also available at Barnes and Noble, Borders and For information, visit the Web site