Not only am I coming out with a new book on September 10th (a fifth Jeff Resnick Mystery, ROOM AT THE INN), but my good friend Deb Baker is coming out with a new Gertie Johnson Backwoods Mystery, MURDER BEGINS AT HOME.
Gertie Johnson has her hands full with her wily ninety-two-year-old mother-in-law, who is writing a secret guide to controlling husbands and using local stories as examples. When an old-timer goes missing and winds up right next to a dead body with the murder weapon clutched in his fist, The Trouble Busters spring into action. Before this investigation is over, 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.
Deb has some wonderful reviews for the series. Take a peek:
"(A) delight to read. In addition to the engaging mystery, it's a
wonderful story of the love of family and friends." ~ Hidden Staircase
"Deb Baker has perfectly captured the spirit and lifestyle of those who dwell above The Bridge." ~ Traverse City Record-Eagle
"If you're looking for a chuckle-filled read, visit Stonely at every opportunity. Suddenly, your own crazy relatives won't seem so bad!" ~ Mysterical-E
"One of the most memorable heroines in recent crime fiction." ~ Lansing State Journal
"Take a wild ride through the North Woods with Deb Baker's latest Yooper Mystery. Murder Talks Turkey is a laugh out loud, action-packed romp with some of the zaniest mystery investigators ever. Armed with walkie-talkies, stun gun, and Wonderbras, Gertie Johnson and friends hunt for the killer--and create more trouble than they started out with. It's a hoot and a half." ~ Maggie Sefton, author of A Killer Stitch
"The heart of Murder Talks Turkey is Gertie. If she lived in the south rather than the far north, we'd call her a 'steel magnolia.' When she is on the lam, Gertie does it in a style not before seen in crime fiction.” ~ Cozy Library
"[A] hilarious light-hearted mystery." -- Book Lover Blog