"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.


The Love of Reading

Over the years, reading has brought me much enjoyment. When I was young, it was a way to escape the awkward teenage years. Reading about the Wakefield sisters in the Sweet Valley High series, I could almost imagine I was one of them, a popular girl at their high school. Nothing could have been further from the truth. I was…