Book List in Order: 7 titles


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    Zo Jones is enjoying the sunny season at her Happy Camper gift shop in Spirit Canyon, South Dakota—when a murder reminds her all that glitters isn’t gold . . .  The South Dakota Gold Rush might be long over, but Zo Jones feels like s...



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    Spirit Canyon’s annual Spirit Spooktacular weekend is on, and for local amateur sleuth Zo Jones, it’s boomtime for business at her Happy Camper gift shop . . . until a murderer drops in for a browse.  To celebrate Halloween at the Happy Camp...



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    Deep in the heart of touristy small-town Spirit Canyon, South Dakota, former journalist Zo Jones runs the Happy Camper gift shop, where she sells everything from locally made souvenirs to memorabilia. She even rents out mountain bikes, and dabbles in...



  • Spring is coming up roses for Professor Emmeline Prather. Her book is finished, her classes are almost finished, and her love life is in full bloom. Then the Shakespeare Festival begins, and a tempest ensues-not the Shakespearean kind....



  • It's December in Copper Bluff, and Professor 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...



  • Start with an unlucky number. Throw in a romantic location. Include a dashing Frenchman and an uncompromising professor. And you have all the ingredients for a passport to murder. This semester, it seems that Professor Prather’s dreams are about to...



  • In the sleepy college town of Copper Bluff, South Dakota, English professor Emmeline Prather is enjoying the start of a new semester. But when one of her students dies working on the fall musical, it disrupts life on the small, quiet campus. Although...





Complete Series List in Order

A Happy Camper Mystery

1) Open for Murder (Nov-2020)

A Professor Prather Mystery

1) An Act of Murder (Oct-2016)
2) Passport to Murder (Sep-2017)
3) A Very Merry Murder (Oct-2018)
4) Coming Up Murder (Nov-2019)