Murder Passes the Buck

Murder Passes the Buck

Deb Baker

Mystery & Thrillers / Humor / Parenting & Families

After her neighbor is shot and killed in his hunting blind, 66-year-old Gertie Johnson will do whatever it takes to solve the case in book 1 of this award-winning mystery series.“Laugh-out-loud funny” Crimespree Magazine-“Fans of Janet Evanovich, imagine Grandma Mazur with a shotgun.” Green Bay Press Gazette-“One of the most memorable heroes in crime fiction." Lansing State JournalMurder Passes the Buck (book 1 in the Gertie Johnson mystery series) is approximately 60,000 words.When her neighbor is shot and killed in his hunting blind, sixty-six-year-old widow Gertie Johnson seizes the opportunity to move on with her life by investigating his death. Gertie is abetted (and hindered) by her grandson Little Donny, man-hungry best friend Cora Mae, and word-of-the-day challenger, Kitty. It doesn’t help that Chester’s death has been ruled an accident by the sheriff of this backwoods community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Or that Sheriff Blaze Johnson happens to be Gertie’s son.Whether it’s interrogating neighbors, spying, or impersonating the FBI—not to mention staying one step ahead of Blaze—Gertie will do whatever it takes to solve the case, even when the killer takes aim at her.Praise for the series:“Laugh-out-loud funny” Crimespree Magazine“Fans of Janet Evanovich, imagine Grandma Mazur with a shotgun.” Green Bay Press Gazette“One of the most memorable heroines in recent crime fiction.” Lansing State Journal
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Goodbye Dolly

Goodbye Dolly

Deb Baker

Mystery & Thrillers / Humor / Parenting & Families

Gretchen Birch is at her first major doll show (and only her flighty Aunt Nina there to “help”), praying she doesn’t botch any repair job. But glue-gun glitches turn out to be the least of her worries when a sleazy reporter is found dead with Gretchen’s craft knife stuck in his back.
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Dolled Up For Murder

Dolled Up For Murder

Deb Baker

Mystery & Thrillers / Humor / Parenting & Families

For Gretchen Birch, her mother Caroline, and her aunt Nina, doll collecting is a family affair. They may disagree on other things, but when it comes to dolls, they share a passion for the most exquisite (and expensive) creations in history. But they have never imagined that doll collecting could inspire foul play.
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Murder Talks Turkey

Murder Talks Turkey

Deb Baker

Mystery & Thrillers / Humor / Parenting & Families

It's spring in Michigan's Upper Peninsula – an exciting season of rising temperatures, budding romances, and the turkey-hunting opener. But for sheer adrenaline value, neither love nor turkeys can compete with the Credit Union being held up at gunpoint. It's not the best planning to commit a robbery in a town where everyone is armed for combat, and the gunman is shot dead in a room full of witnesses – but the stolen money has disappeared right in front of their eyes. Faster than you can say "Tom Turkey," Gertie, Cora Mae, and Kitty are on the case, in this hoot of a whodunit.
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