All Aboard the Murder Express Mira James s hot and heavy relationship with boyfriend Johnny Leeson is definitely warming up her winter But when Johnny has to go to Portland, Oregon, for a month longth internship, airplane averse Mira lets her septuagenarian friend Mrs Berns talk her into a visit On the plus side, Mira can make the trip a tax write off by attending the International Private Investigator Conference On the down side, Mrs Berns books them much to Mira s dismay on the Valentine Train, a place for singles to meet and mingleAfter a few glasses of champagne and Mrs Berns encouragement, Mira begins to relax and enjoy herself until a fellow passenger is murdered and a snowstorm traps the train in the Rockies If Mira can t track down the killer, she may end up derailed permanently


10 thoughts on “February Fever

  1. Beth Ann Beth Ann says:

    Did you ever wait impatiently for a book to be published because you couldn t wait another minute to read what the author had to share February Fever was that book for me It has been on my to read list for so long and once I had my greedy and anxious hands on it well actually downloaded on my Kindle I was hit with a flood of emotions Anxious to read it but anticipating the sadness when I finished because it would be over All those emotions were realized.Jess Lourey has done it again an Did you ever wait impatiently for a book to be published because you couldn t wait another minute to read what the author had to share February Fever was that book for me It has been on my to read list for so long and once I had my greedy and anxious hands on it well actually downloaded on my Kindle I was hit with a flood of emotions Anxious to read it but anticipating the sadness when I finished because it would be over All those emotions were realized.Jess Lourey has done it again and quite honestly I have to say this is my favorite Mira James book to date from her Month By Month series The usual characters are present and accounted for with a few ones added to the mix for good measure The setting is an unlikely train bound for Portland when a mysterious murder occurs Fortunately there are plenty of PI s and professionals onboard to help assist in solving the murder.Jess Lourey has a gift of storytelling that makes me laugh out loud apologies to my plane seat mates and holds me riveted to the pages just waiting for the next quote I want to highlight How does she keep doing it How does each book become my new favorite The ending leaves me wondering what is ahead for MiraPlease, tell me that there will be at least 2to finish the month by month series I don t think I could take no for an answer.Thanks to Jess Lourey for brightening up a gloomy winter with this bit of sunshine sandwiched between two covers or whatever the equivalent in digital book is You absolutely made my day


  2. Mystereity Reviews Mystereity Reviews says:

    I was ready to give this book a 3.5, maybe 4 at the most Just ok, but wandered a little too much Then I got to the end Oh My God view spoiler Is this going to be the end of the series Say it ain t so hide spoiler I was ready to give this book a 3.5, maybe 4 at the most Just ok, but wandered a little too much Then I got to the end Oh My God view spoiler Is this going to be the end of the series Say it ain t so hide spoiler


  3. Lisa Lisa says:

    Never considered this series to be muchthan fun diversion, but the last several have left me wondering why I bother at all This had none of the quirky charm of the first few and an ending that left me wondering if Lourey s evil twin hadn t altered the manuscript.


  4. Carol Carol says:

    Probably the best one of the series yet.


  5. Cela Esqueda Cela Esqueda says:

    I think the idea that someone is unlucky because death appears to follow her is an interesting concept In February Fever, Mira is known for bringing bad luck to her town because death seems to follow her A murder arises and she feels compelled to help solve them Yet, she hopes this next adventure is murder free Her boyfriend gets an internship across country and Mira is ambushed into traveling by train to see him Instead of having a relaxing cross country train ride, she boards a Valentine I think the idea that someone is unlucky because death appears to follow her is an interesting concept In February Fever, Mira is known for bringing bad luck to her town because death seems to follow her A murder arises and she feels compelled to help solve them Yet, she hopes this next adventure is murder free Her boyfriend gets an internship across country and Mira is ambushed into traveling by train to see him Instead of having a relaxing cross country train ride, she boards a Valentine s day train with singles seeking a love connection Little does she know that this love train will become the scene of a murder.In this funny but semi serious mystery, there is a moment of sadness when I want to believe that a certain character did not meet their death Although the character is a sidekick, I think Jess Lourey writing makes you love them and wish they did not die I think she does an excellent job of balancing serious aspects with humorous and mysterious characters I mean it cannot be all serious and dark on a love train and I think she does a good job of recognizing that while writing an engaging mystery


  6. Heather Heather says:

    What a fun story Fans of the Stephanie Plum novels written by Janet Evanovich will love this series Wacky characters, lots of humor and an amateur sleuth named Mira make this a delightful read This was the tenth in the series that uses all 12 months in the titles, but it was easily a good standalone Now I need to go back and read the rest Good work, Jess Lourey.


  7. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    Not as good as many of the earlier books Part of the appeal for me was the small town Minnesota setting in the library which gets left behind in this book, perhaps for good I am sure I will still read the next one just to see where it goes from here.


  8. Sarah Sarah says:

    I should have left this book on the shelf at the library I missed the previous two books in the series, normally I would have looked for them first Instead, I picked it up on impulse This book just left me sad and unsatisfied, and wishing I had never read it.


  9. Jane Jane says:

    liked the train setting disliked the death at the end series not light hearted as in beginning.


  10. Linda Linda says:

    I m still crying over the end of this excellent mystery that I just finished reading I kept telling myself, No This didn t really happen at the end But it did I was all ready to write a review starting withIf you love Agatha Christie s Murder on the Orient Express you will love this book, Mira James style Murder on the Valentine Train Express Mira feels that death follows her in Battle Lake, MN and it s February time for a new murder But maybe she can get away from it by going on a I m still crying over the end of this excellent mystery that I just finished reading I kept telling myself, No This didn t really happen at the end But it did I was all ready to write a review starting withIf you love Agatha Christie s Murder on the Orient Express you will love this book, Mira James style Murder on the Valentine Train Express Mira feels that death follows her in Battle Lake, MN and it s February time for a new murder But maybe she can get away from it by going on a train trip to Seattle to a PI Convention and also to meet her beau Johnny Leeson there Her elderly friend, Mrs Berns, convinces her to board that train and her gentle pot smoking friend Jed goes along too But who would know that the train would get stuck in place on the tracks in the Rockies in a blizzard with a murderer onboard And as is often the case, Mira trusts the wrong person I m sad that there are only twobooks in this Murder by Month series The author has a real winner of a series The books make me laugh and make me cry, but mostly laugh They are always such a good read The characters are very real and Mira, especially, grows in maturity book by book Her inherent quality to protect children are in the forefront of this book, which appeared in full force in the previous book