Will Zo be able to catch the Memorial Day murderer at her friend’s new lodge before she's the next guest to check out?



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 "The Color of Murder." It will be published in the November/December 2020 issue.


Walking, Habits, and Resolutions

Last year I walked, a lot. After walking my dog, I would walk some more. Quarantine made me stir-crazy, and it felt good to be outdoors. Walking is the only form of exercise that I really enjoy, and I like listening to books or short stories while I do it. Some days I just like blaring music. Then winter hit,…