Jess Lourey

Jess Lourey

This is a complete list of Jess Lourey books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category. Jess Lourey also writes as: Jessica Lourey.

Also writes as: Jessica Lourey.

Recent/Upcoming Jess Lourey Books

September 3rd, 2024: The Reaping

December 2nd, 2025: A Whisper of Poison

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List of Murder-By-Month Mystery Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
9
May Day
2006
2
8
June Bug
2007
3
10
Knee High by the Fourth of July
2007
4
8
August Moon
2008
5
September Fair / September Mourn
2009
6
October Fest
2011
7
November Hunt
2012
8
December Dread
2012
9
January Thaw
2014
10
Death by Potato Salad
2014
11
February Fever
2015
12
March of Crime
2017
13
April Fools
2019
14
Monday Is Murder
2022

List of Salem's Cipher Mystery Books in Publication Order

List of The Catalain Book of Secrets Books in Publication Order (as Jessica Lourey)

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Better Than Gin: A Coloring Book for Writers ( As: Jessica Lourey, With: Tony Van Den Einde)
Better Than Gin: A Coloring Book for Writers ( As: Jessica Lourey, With: Tony Van Den Einde)
2016
2
Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction ( As: Jessica Lourey)
2017

List of Claudette's Interactive Children's Books in Publication Order

List of Getaway Books in Publication Order

List of Steinbeck and Reed Books in Publication Order

List of Jess Lourey Anthologies in Publication Order

Jess Lourey: Biography

Jess Lourey was born on May 24th, 1970 and is currently 53 years old. Jess Lourey was born in Tacoma, Washington, USA.

Jess Lourey is the author of the Murder-By-Month Mystery series which currently consists of 14 novels. The Murder-By-Month Mystery series started in 2006 with the novel May Day. The most recently released novel in the Murder-By-Month Mystery series was Monday Is Murder which was released in 2022. There are no upcoming novels for the Murder-By-Month Mystery series.

Jess Lourey: Awards & Accolades

Lourey's books have won multiple awards, Unspeakable Things won the Anthony Award, Best Original Novel, in 2021. Shattering Glass won the Anthony Award, Best Anthology / Collection, in 2021. Bloodline won the Anthony Award, Best Original Novel, in 2022 as well as the International Thriller Writers Award - Best Original Paperback Novel in 2022. Quarry Girls won the Anthony Award, Best Original Novel, in 2023.

The following novels by Jess Lourey were also nominated for these awards:

  • Knee High by the Fourth of July: Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel (2008).
  • October Fest: Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel (2012).
  • December Dread: Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel (2013).
  • January Thaw: Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel (2015).
  • February Fever: Lefty Award, Best Humorous Mystery Novel (2016).
  • Salem's Cipher: Anthony Award, Best Paperback Original (2017).
  • Unspeakable Things: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2020). Edgar Award, Best Paperback Original (2021).
  • Bloodline: Goodreads Awards, Best Horror (2021).
  • The Taken Ones: Edgar Award, Best Paperback (2024).

Jess Lourey: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Jess Lourey on Book Notification is May Day, the 1st novel in the Murder-By-Month Mystery series.

The most read book by Jess Lourey on Book Notification is Unspeakable Things, a Standalone novel.

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Jess Lourey are:

  1. James Patterson, author of the Women's Murder Club Series.
  2. John Grisham, author of the Jake Brigance Series.
  3. Stephen King, author of the The Dark Tower Series.
  4. Dean Koontz, author of the Odd Thomas Series.
  5. Harlan Coben, author of the Myron Bolitar Series.

Jess Lourey: F.A.Q

When was Jess Lourey Born? How old is Jess Lourey?

Jess Lourey was born on May 24th, 1970. Jess Lourey is currently 53 years old.

Where was Jess Lourey Born?

Jess Lourey was born in Tacoma, Washington, USA and is American.

What book awards has Jess Lourey won?

Unspeakable Things: Anthony Award Best Original Novel (2021).
Shattering Glass: Anthony Award Best Anthology / Collection (2021).
Bloodline: Anthony Award Best Original Novel (2022), International Thriller Writers Award Best Original Paperback Novel (2022).
Quarry Girls: Anthony Award Best Original Novel (2023).

What was the first book Jess Lourey wrote?

The first novel written by Jess Lourey was May Day, published in 2006.

What was the most recent book Jess Lourey wrote?

Her most recently released work was The Taken Ones on September 19th, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Jess Lourey?

Jess Lourey has two new books coming out: The Reaping will be released on September 3rd, 2024. A Whisper of Poison will be released on December 2nd, 2025.

How many books has Jess Lourey written?

Jess Lourey has written 34 books across 10 series.
  • 14 books in the Murder-By-Month Mystery Series
  • 3 books in the Salem's Cipher Mystery Series
  • 2 books in the The Catalain Book of Secrets Series
  • 6 Standalone Novels
  • 3 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 2 Non-Fiction Books
  • 1 book in the Claudette's Interactive Children's Series
  • 1 book in the Getaway Series
  • 2 books in the Steinbeck and Reed Series
  • 2 Jessica Lourey Non-Fiction Books

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    Kris Gatzemeyer
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    2 months ago

    Jess won the Minnesota Book Award for Genre Fiction for Quarry Girls, and it was so well deserved! Her writing is fabulous, and she has a very bright future as a thriller writer.

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