Wisconsin author Deb Baker writes the humorous Yooper/backwoods mysteries, centering around a fictitious town in the Michigan Upper Peninsula where Gertie Johnson, mother of the local sheriff, solves murders the old fashioned way with friends Cora Mae and Kitty. Deb is working on the sixth in the series.
Under her pen name, Hannah Reed, Deb also writes the Queen Bee mystery series featuring Story Fischer, a Wisconsin beekeeper. Book #3 Plan Bee is a current 2012 release with #4 coming in December.
Deb’s first novel, Murder Passes the Buck, was based on her personal experience growing up in the Michigan Upper Peninsula. The colorful characters she created won her the Authorlink International First Novelist Award in the mystery category, then went on to win Best of Show.