Deb Baker

Biography

Deb Baker was born in the Michigan Upper Peninsula (yes, she is a Yooper!), which is the setting for her humorous award-winning Gertie Johnson mystery series. She also is the author of the Dolls to Die for series. Deb writes the Queen Bee mystery series under her pen name, Hannah Reed. (Buzz Off, Mind Your Own Beeswax,Plan Bee).

For more information about Deb and her books, visit http://www.deb-baker.blogspot.com

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Books

A Fatal Four-Pack: Four Complete Mystery Novels
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 291,950. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Four Complete Mystery Novels by Deb Baker, L. L. Bartlett, Rae Davies, and P.B. Ryan All author proceeds from this anthology to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Comic and cozy to hard-boiled and historical, this mystery anthology has it all.
Murder Comes in Threes
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Series: Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,110. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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Sixty-six year old Gertie Johnson and cohorts Cora Mae and Kitty have a knack for stirring up trouble in what was once a quiet backwoods community in the heart of the Michigan Upper Peninsula. Three previously published humorous novella adventures in one edition: Murder Bites the Bullet Murder Trims the Tree Murder Begins at Home
Murder Begins at Home (A Novella)
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Series: Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,850. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Gertie has her hands full with her 92-year-old M-I-L, who is writing a guide to controlling husbands and using local examples. Then an old-timer goes missing and winds up right next to a dead body with the murder weapon clutched in his fist. Soon Gertie will have a few behind-the-scenes relationship stories of her own. She doesn’t know it yet, but living to tell them is going to be the tricky part
Cave Of Memories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,270. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Robin Daniels has been running away from who she is, until kidnappers nab her and two other kids. When they escape and hide in a cave with snarling wolves, Robin retraces her Potawatomi path. As the parallel story of her ancestors unfolds, Robin is running again, but this time she is running for her life and for the lives of the other two kids still trapped in the cave.
Murder Trims the Tree (A Gertie Johnson Christmas Novella)
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Series: Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,110. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
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When Gertie and her cohorts decide to do their court-ordered community service at the local assisted living home during the Christmas season, they get more than they (plea) bargained for. "A hoot with a heart." Cozy Library
Gretchen Birch Boxed Set (Books 1-4)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 275,360. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Boxed set of all four Gretchen Birch murder mysteries, including: Dolled Up For Murder, Goodbye Dolly, Dolly Departed, Guise and Dolls. Reviews: "A trio of smart, independent women...the peek into this world is fascinating" ~ Romantic Times, "A puzzling mystery filled with charm as well as suspense" ~ Who Dunnit
Dolled Up For Murder: A Gretchen Birch Mystery
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Series: Gretchen Birch Murder Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 75,140. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Caroline Birch. Put her away. The message was clutched in the fist of a destitute former doll collector found dead at the bottom of a cliff with a valuable French doll’s parasol in her pocket. And the person seen fleeing the crime scene fits Caroline’s description. But Gretchen Birch knows her mother is innocent. The problem is, Caroline has disappeared.
Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries Boxed Set (Books 1-4)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 210,610. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Boxed set of all four Gertie Johnson murder mysteries, including: Murder Passes the Buck Murder Grins and Bears It Murder Talks Turkey Murder Bites the Bullet Reviews: "One of the most memorable heroines in recent crime fiction." ~ Lansing State Journal "(A) delight to read. In addition to the engaging mystery, it's a wonderful story of the love of family and friends." ~ Hidden Staircase
Murder Bites the Bullet: A Gertie Johnson Murder Mystery
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Series: Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,250. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Finnish resident Harry Aho (sometimes pronounced A-hoe) takes a bullet at his kitchen table, Gertie Johnson suspects it has something to do with the public shooting range he set up right on the property line next to a Swede. The Trouble Busters bring out the big guns to crack this one, including deer cameras, a riot gun, and faithful Fred, the semi-retired police dog.
Murder Talks Turkey
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Series: Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,150. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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Gertie Johnson is standing in line at the credit union when it's held up at gunpoint. Committing a robbery in a town where everyone is armed isn't the smartest thing to do, and the gunman is shot dead right there in the lobby. But even in a room full of witnesses, the stolen money has vanished. Faster than you can say 'Tom Turkey', Gertie is on the case.
Cooking Can Be Murder
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,370. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
100 Simple Recipes from Gertie Johnson's Backwoods Kitchen. Delicious doesn't have to be complicated. Cora Mae shares her specialty - The Hot and Heavy Manly Sandwich. Kitty takes Drop Dead Desserts to a new level. Even Grandma Johnson gets into the act with several old-time recipes, including her award winning casserole.
Guise And Dolls
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Series: Gretchen Birch Murder Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,140. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(Originally published as Ding Dong Dead) An anonymous donor...murder in a cemetery...a haunted house with hidden secrets. Someone's dream come true will soon prove more of a nightmare. Gretchen Birch better solve the mystery, or it'll be her and her friends who are history... "A trio of smart, independent women...the peek into this world is fascinating" ~ Romantic Times
Dolly Departed: A Gretchen Birch Mystery
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Series: Gretchen Birch Murder Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,300. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Doll restoration artist Gretchen Birch answers an invitation to a party at an unfamiliar dollhouse shop - and winds up in the thick of a murder mystery of miniature proportions.
Goodbye Dolly: A Gretchen Birch Mystery
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Series: Gretchen Birch Murder Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,200. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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.
Murder Grins and Bears It
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Series: Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,100. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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When a game warden is murdered in the Michigan U.P., Gertie Johnson is hot on the trail. She is hampered by pin-curled Kitty and man-hungry Cora Mae. Worse, Gertie’s son, the local sheriff, seems more concerned with arresting his mother for cruising without a driver's license than catching a killer.
Murder Passes the Buck
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Series: Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 61,580. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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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 Journal

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