Mira James

Welcome to the official Mira James Battle Lake Book Club, an exclusive reading group + book subscription + virtual event club for new and tried-and-true Mira James and Jess Lourey fans, hosted by Lionseed Bookstore & Learning Commons in Battle Lake, Minnesota! There are three ways to join:

  • Reading Group Level
  • Book Box Subscription Level
  • Special Event Series Level

Read on for all the details!

This unique book club is dedicated to all things Battle Lake and Mira James, the fun-loving female lead of the Murder by Month Mystery series by beloved Minnesota author, Jess Lourey. Set in the real-life, rural community of Battle Lake (where Lourey wrote the books), you'll fall in love with these hilarious, romantic, cozy mysteries as Mira (part-time librarian/on-call reporter) unearths the town's storied history and murderous secrets.  

Format: Book clubs are great excuses to get together, make new friends and have some fun with mutual book lovers. Members will enjoy group opportunities such as author talks, game nights, book exchanges and team challenges (think bake-offs, talent shows, karaoke night). JOIN TODAY!

What to expect:

  • Monthly interactive online event (w/ some offered in-person also)
  • Exclusive Facebook Group for impromptu conversations with other Mira James fans and weekly fun facts posted for your enjoyment!
  • Touchpoints with author JESS LOUREY and special guests

Membership Options:

* You'll receive a complimentary 1-month Reading Group Membership with each qualifying purchase that supports our local, independent bookstore. Qualifying purchases include the Murder of the Month mystery from our Bookshop.org site, a Book Box Subscription or a Special Event Registration.


Looking for an extra special way to experience these books? Consider a Book Box Subscription for yourself or a friend! 

Each box includes a Murder by Month Mystery paperback and several small gifts that bring to life these hilarious romantic cozies set in beautiful Battle Lake, Minn. These momentos are labeled with a page number and are unwrapped as you read and unravel the latest crime.

You'll also receive a complimentary 1-Month Reading Group Membership with each book box purchased! SUBSCRIBE TODAY!


Lionseed Bookstore & Learning Commons (a.k.a. Mira James' "Battle Lake Library") is all about community! We are proud to bring you beyond the pages and into our beautiful town. We'll host several virtual and in-person special events, May 2024-April 2025, that will bring to life the real-life people and places of Battle Lake, Minnesota.

With each Special Event purchased, you'll also receive a complimentary 1-Month Reading Group Membership. Event registration and calendar coming soon! 

Sample events include:
  • Murder Mystery Event (virtual + in-person)
  • Yoga on Battle Lake (virtual + in-person)
  • Tour of Prospect House Civil War Museum (virtual + in-person)
  • Writing Workshop at Xanadu (virtual + in-person)
  • Pedal Pub Tour of Battle Lake (in-person)