"OPEN FOR MURDER is a fun read with a fresh setting, interesting plot twists, great characters, humor, and budding romance." --Mystery and Suspense Magazine


About the Author

Mary Angela is the author of the Professor Prather academic mystery series, the Happy Camper cozy mystery series, and several short stories. When Mary isn’t penning whodunits, she’s teaching, reading, traveling, or spending time with her family. She lives in South Dakota with her husband, daughters, and spoiled pets. Mary is represented by Amanda Jain at BookEnds Literary Agency.

About Open for Murder

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 the adventure industry—and sleuthing . . .

Latest News

I'm excited to share that Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine has accepted my short story "Five Bullet Friday." Stay tuned for a publication date.


April is for the Birds

  Anticipation always builds this time of year, but this year, especially. I’m looking forward to a new release in my Happy Camper series, traveling, warmer weather, more vaccines, gardening, and flowers. Waiting is really hard right now. Last year, my neighbor and I found baby owls in her tree. They kept us busy during the first months of the…