WorldCat Identities

Baker, Deb 1953-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 129 publications in 1 language and 3,090 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Cookbooks 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3602.A586, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Deb Baker
Dolly departed by Deb Baker( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doll restoration artist Gretchen Birh attends a party at a dollhouse shop but finds the owner dead
Murder grins and bears it by Deb Baker( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On opening day of bear hunting season in Michigans Upper Peninsula, a game warden is murdered right under Little Donnys tree stand. Little Donny disappears into the backwoods, forcing sixty-six year old Gertie to use her unique investigative techniques to find her favorite grandson. Gerties search is hampered by her pin-curled bodyguard Kitty, her man-hungry friend Cora Mae whos hot for the guy Gertie secretly admires, and Grandma Johnsonwho should be mushing peas between her new false teeth in the Escanaba Nursing Home instead of setting up camp at Gerties place. What really gets Gerties goat is her son Blaze, the local sheriff, whos more interested in arresting his mom for driving without a license than finding Little Donny or catching the killer
Ding dong dead by Deb Baker( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All's well in Phoenix - doll restorer Gretchen Birch's business is thriving, she's dating a gorgeous detective, and an anonymous donor has given the Phoenix Dollers a historic house to turn into a museum. But as the doll-club members rehearse their fund-raiser play, Gretchen's kooky "psychic" Aunt Nina becomes convinced the house is haunted. Gretchen scoffs - until a woman with ties to her mother is found lying dead atop a grave in a cemetery
Murder passes the buck by Deb Baker( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gertie Johnson may be outspoken, distrustful of banks, and a quick draw with the pepper spray, but she hasn't lost her marbles. Her son Blaze, the sheriff in a backwoods community of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, is petitioning to become her legal guardian, but Gertie, a sassy sixty-six-year-old widow with a taste for detective work, has got bigger fish to fry: solving the murder of Chester Lampi who was shot dead in his deer blind
Murder talks turkey by Deb Baker( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's finally spring in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and the locals have only one thing on their minds--the turkey-hunting opener. But for sheer adrenaline value, not even turkey season can compete with the local Credit Union getting held up at gunpoint. Committing a robbery in a town where everyone is armed for combat is not the smartest thing to do, and the gunman is shot dead right there in the Stonely Credit Union lobby. The only problem is, in a room full of camo-wearing, heat-packing witnesses, the stolen money has mysteriously vanished. Faster than you can say "Tom Turkey," Gertie, Cora Mae, and Kitty are on the case in this hoot of a whodunit
Goodbye, Dolly by Deb Baker( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doll restoration artist Gretchen Birch is framed for the murder of a reporter at a doll show
Dolled up for murder by Deb Baker( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Murder bites the bullet : a Gertie Johnson murder mystery by Deb Baker( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. When Finnish resident Harry Aho (sometimes pronounced A-hoe) takes a bullet at his kitchen table, Gertie 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 Decks the Halls by Deb Baker( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short Christmas storyIt's the season to be jolly in the Michigan Upper Peninsula, and the Trouble Busters are looking forward to the annual holiday lull in crime solving. But Gertie's plan to relax inside her ice shanty and catch a few fish is blown to smithereens when a stick of dynamite takes out one of the Hall brothers. With the help of Cora Mae and Kitty, Gertie is determined to reel in the big fish yet - hook, line, and sinker.PRAISE FOR THE SERIES:"(A) delight to read. In addition to the engaging mystery, it's a wonderful story of the love of family and friends." ~ Hidden Staircase Mystery Books"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
Murder Goes to the Dogs by Deb Baker( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From National Bestselling Author, Deb BakerA full-length uncensored hoot of a backwoods caper.Gertie Johnson is on cloud nine when Grandma Johnson goes away on a week-long outing. But after cohorts Cora Mae and Kitty fail their concealed carry class, they soon realize that someone is aiming to kill.PRAISE FOR THE SERIES:"(A) delight to read. In addition to the engaging mystery, it's a wonderful story of the love of family and friends." ~ Hidden Staircase Mystery Books"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
Murder begins at home : a Gertie Johnson murder mystery by Deb Baker( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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.PRAISE FOR THE SERIES:"(A) delight to read. In addition to the engaging mystery, it's a wonderful story of the love of family and friends." ~ Hidden Staircase Mystery Books"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
Murder Trims the Tree (A Gertie Johnson Christmas Novella) : Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 7 by Deb Baker( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder Trims the Tree is a Christmas novella (15,000 words)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"A delight to read. In addition to the engaging mystery, it's a wonderful story of the love of family and friends." Mysterious Review"One of the most memorable heroines in recent crime fiction." Lansing State Journal
A Fatal Four-Pack Four Complete Mystery Novels by Patricia Ryan( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four Complete Mystery Novels byDeb Baker, L. L. Bartlett, Rae Davies, and P.B. RyanAll author proceeds from this anthology to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.Murder Passes The Buck by Deb BakerWhen her neighbor is shot and killed, 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 the 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 FBI⁰́₄not to mention staying one step ahead of Blaze⁰́₄Gertie will do whatever it takes to solve the case, even when the killer takes aim at her.Murder On The Mind By L. L. BartlettAfter insurance investigator Jeff Resnick is viciously mugged, he discovers the resulting brain injury has left him able to sense people's secrets. When his estranged half-brother, Richard, takes Jeff to the family home to recover, Jeff's senses pick up clues to the recent vicious murder of a local banker. Despite Jeff's mixed feelings about his new sixth sense, he feels compelled to explore the banker's murder⁰́₄using both his senses and his investigative skills, along with Richard's reluctant help. Against the gritty setting of wintry Buffalo, NY, and a tormented family history of his own, unraveling the truth threatens Jeff's⁰́₄and Richard's⁰́₄life.Loose Screw by Rae DaviesLucy Mathews, crime reporter turned antiques dealer, avoids confrontation like a home perm. She even lets a cat shove her around.When Lucy trips over the body of a buckskin-clad relics trader, her ex-boss asks her to cover the story. She tries to tell him no, but old habits die hard and soon she finds herself directly in the path of a killer and the exasperating, if attractive, detective in charge.Can Lucy catch a killer or is this the last confrontation for her⁰́₄period?Still Life With Murder by P.B. RyanBook #1 of P.B. Ryan's bestselling historical mystery series featuring Boston governess Nell Sweeney and opium-smoking former battle surgeon Will Hewitt. Long thought to have died during the Civil War, Will is arrested for murder, and it's up to Nell to prove his innocence."P.B. Ryan makes a stunning debut with Still Life With Murder, bringing Nineteenth Century Boston alive, from its teeming slums to the mansions on Boston Common, and populating it with a vivid and memorable cast of characters. The fascinating heroine, Nell Sweeney, immediately engages the reader and I couldn't put the book down until I discovered the truth along with her. I can't wait for the next installment." ⁰́₄Bestselling author Victoria Thompson
Guise and dolls by Deb Baker( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder grins and bears it : a Gertie Johnson backwoods adventure by Deb Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder passes the buck : a Gertie Johnson backwoods adventure by Deb Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cooking can be murder : 100 simple recipes from Gertie Johnson's backwoods kitchen by Deb Baker( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder passes the buck by Deb Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder comes in threes by Deb Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blue hand : the Beats in India by Deborah Baker( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literary exploration of the Beats' encounter with India in the 1960s, a journey that inspired and influenced generations of Americans and Indians alike. In 1961, Allen Ginsberg left New York by boat for Bombay, India. He brought with him his troubled lover, Peter Orlovsky, and a plan to meet up with poets Gary Snyder and Joanne Kyger. He left behind not only fellow Beats Jack Kerouac, Gregory Corso, and William Burroughs, but also the relentless notoriety that followed his publication of Howl, the epic work that branded him the voice of a generation. Drawing from extensive research in India, undiscovered letters, journals, and memoirs, acclaimed biographer Deborah Baker has woven a many layered literary mystery out of Ginsberg's odyssey. A Blue Hand follows him and his companions as they travel from the ashrams of the Himalayan foothills to Delhi opium dens and the burning pyres of Benares. They encounter an India of charlatans and saints, a country of spectacular beauty and spiritual promise and of devastating poverty and political unease. In Calcutta, Ginsberg discovers a circle of hungry young writers whose outrageousness and genius are uncannily reminiscent of his own past. Finally, Ginsberg searches for Hope Savage, the mysterious and beautiful girl whose path, before she disappeared, had crossed his own in Greenwich Village, San Francisco, and Paris. In their restless, comic and oftimes tortured search for meaning, the Beats looked to India for answers while India looked to the West. A Blue Hand is the story of their search for God, for love, and for peace in the shadow of the atomic bomb. It is also a story of India-its gods and its poets, its politics and its place in the American imagination
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityReed, Hannah, 1953-

Baker, Deb 1953-

Baker, Deb (Debra), 1953-

Baker, Debra 1953-

Deb Baker Amerikaans romanschrijfster

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Deb Baker escritora estadounidense

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English (118)