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Murder Passes the Buck

Book 1, Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries - Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries, Book 1

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Murder 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

Customer Reviews

Murder Passes the Buck

This is the second book of Deb. Baker I have read, and she makes me laugh, her stories flow quickly and smoothly, all the while I'm chuckling out loud, you can't beat that, all without any cursing, nudity, and all that goes with that. Good clean writing, Refreshing!!!!!! If you like Janet E. Your gonna love Deb, I promise. ;-)

Murder Passes the Buck

Enjoyable, easy to read and fast paced. Told in a light hearted manner. I keep reading comparisons to Janet E but it holds up well under its own weight.

Murder Passes the Buck

Very enjoyable. Especially enjoyed reading about the
Fins & Swedes in the Up.
Can't wait to read the next One.

A very good read

Murder Passes the Buck
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Women Sleuths
  • Published: Oct 29, 2009
  • Publisher: Deb Baker
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 248 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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