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Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for Mining for Murder by Mary Angela

Mining for Murder

 (A Happy Camper Mystery) 

by Mary Angela

About Mining for Murder

 Cozy Mystery 3rd in Series  
Setting - South Dakota  
Lyrical Press (April 5, 2022) 
 Print length ‏ : ‎ 275 pages 
 Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0992TPJ24

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 . . .

The South Dakota Gold Rush might be long over, but Zo Jones feels like she’s hit the mother lode when she and her friends browse an estate sale, where a rare old book about the history of Spirit Canyon is causing quite a commotion. In addition to local stories and secrets, the book may even contain the location of a famous stash of gold—a treasure worth killing for.

Zo’s friend Maynard Cline wins the bid on the book, to the chagrin of many interested parties, including the historical society and college history department. But when Zo and Hattie head to Maynard’s mansion to borrow the book for a library event, the only thing they find is Maynard—at the bottom of the mountain. The valuable book is gone. Zo knows this must be murder because there’s no way a germophobe like Maynard would have voluntarily dived into a pile of dirt. Now she’ll have to dig into a new case, and go prospecting for a perpetrator . . .

*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
Welcome to another fabulous adventure with Zo. Zo visits an estate sale that holds lots of hidden gems but the most exciting is the large collection of rare old books. One of these books is even more important then the others as it may hold all sorts of secrets that could lead to treasure, bring to light old historical stories, and possible help Zo figure out who her birth mother was. The books starts a large bidding war with only one lucky winner in the end. This should have been the end of it but then the winner is found dead while the book is missing. Zo cannot help but to look into things as she really wants to know what is in the book. A fun mystery evolves as the story plays out full of surprise twists and hidden secrets making for a fun mystery read. Sure to be enjoyed by fans of the genre. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

About Mary Angela

Mary Angela is the author of the Happy Camper cozy mystery series, the Professor Prather academic mystery series, and several short stories. When Mary isn’t penning heartwarming whodunits, she’s teaching, reading, traveling, or spending time with her family. She lives in South Dakota with her husband, daughters, and spoiled pets. You can find out more about her loves, including her writing, at

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