"a perfect summertime mystery"

--Fresh Fiction of Mining for Murder


About the Author

"an impressively skilled and original storyteller"

--Midwest Book Review

Mary Angela is the Edgar-nominated author of the Professor Prather academic mystery series, the bestselling Happy Camper cozy mystery series, and several short stories. She also writes historical fiction as Mary Winters (http://www.marywintersauthor.com). 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 Mining for Murder

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 . . .

Latest News

I'm thrilled to share that Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine has accepted my third short story "4th Floor Alice" for publication in 2023!


The Happy Camper series is coming to audio!


Happy Camper Summer

If you follow my newsletter, you know I bought a camper this summer, and I couldn’t be happier with the decision! I’ve wanted one for years, and I plan on buying flamingos from now until the snow flies. I have learned so much this summer and conquered some fears too. Here are a few pictures from my Happy Camper Summer!