Cover Reveal: A Very Merry Murder

I’m so excited to announce book three, A Very Merry Murder, coming in October 2018

It’s December in Copper Bluff, and from hillside to hallowed hall, everyone is merry—or will be as soon as semester break arrives. Students are studying, professors are grading, and Emmeline Prather is anticipating the university-sponsored holiday concert. Friend and colleague Lenny Jenkins will be accompanying the visiting quartet, Jazz Underground, and Em can’t think of a better way to kick-start the holiday season.

But before she can say “Jingle Bell Rock,” trouble arrives at Candlelight Inn, the bed and breakfast where the quartet is staying. One of the band members dies unexpectedly, and suspicion falls on Em, whose altercation with the man ends with him on the floor. He never recovers, and now she’s worried her reputation might not either.

When Emmeline starts to see parallels between an Agatha Christie novel she’s teaching and the victim, Lenny claims she’s read one too many mysteries. But as the clues unravel, so does the murderer’s patience. Em is close to finding the truth, but will the truth—or the murderer—push her over the edge? It will take a Christmas miracle to solve this case, but if there’s one thing in surplus this time of year, it’s faith.

Book Three of the Professor Prather Mystery Series


  1. Sharon on April 16, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    This is too good to be true! A Professor Prather Mystery for the 2018 holiday season! The book cover is so perfect. I can’t wait for its release. I hope you will be posting time and location of any upcoming events and book signings.

    • Mary Angela on April 16, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks, Sharon. I’m so excited, too! I will post events as I schedule them. Keep checking the Events page. I’m going to do some really fun giveaways for this book.

  2. Kathy on April 16, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    YAY! I love the Professor Prather Mysteries and I am looking forward to reading this one. 🙂

    • Mary Angela on April 16, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you, Kathy, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  3. Kelley on April 16, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    I just found you and can’t wait to dive into this series!

    • Mary Angela on April 16, 2018 at 11:34 pm

      So glad you found me! Thanks for checking out the series.

  4. Robert Bilodeau on April 17, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Hey Mary. Looking forward to reading this one. It’s been awhile since your last one.

    • Mary Angela on April 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm

      Thanks, Robert! I think you’ll enjoy it!

  5. Janet on April 18, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    I am looking forward to this holiday read! Very exciting!

    • Mary Angela on April 18, 2018 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks, Janet! I’m excited too.

  6. Samantha Engberg on May 6, 2018 at 1:34 am

    I just love this book cover! It’s so merry, Mary! I’m looking forward to adding this book to my Professor Prather series. 🙂

    • Mary Angela on May 6, 2018 at 1:56 pm

      I love it, too, Samantha! Thanks for your continued support of my Prof. Prather novels!

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