"Emmeline is a smart and
well-read sleuth, and her fellow professors are never boring."

Mystery Scene Magazine


About the Author

Mary Angela is the author of the Professor Prather academic mystery series, which has been called “enjoyable” and “clever” by Publishers Weekly. She is represented by Amanda Jain at BookEnds Literary Agency.

About Coming Up Murder

Everything’s coming up roses for Professor Emmeline Prather. Then the festival surrounding the exhibit of Shakespeare’s First Folio opens, bringing with it a tempest more dramatic than the bard’s. A grad student contends Shakespeare isn’t Shakespeare, setting off an acrid debate among scholars. But were they upset enough to kill him? That’s what Em must find out when the student is discovered dead in Shakespeare’s Garden, his macabre pose inspired by a scene from Hamlet.

Latest News

I’m so excited to announce my new cozy mystery series has been sold to Kensington’s Lyrical Press! OPEN FOR MURDER will be out in November 2020! I can’t wait for you to meet Zo Jones, owner of the eclectic Happy Camper gift shop in The Black Hills of South Dakota. Check back for future updates.


Prairie Heart: the Passion of Laura Ingalls Wilder

“But there was something else here that was not anywhere else. It was an enormous stillness that made you feel still. And when you were still, you could feel great stillness coming closer.” This is the description Laura Ingalls Wilder gives as her family crosses Dakota Territory, driving toward Silver Lake in De Smet, South Dakota. Despite Ma and Pa’s…