Pseudonym: Hannah Reed.
Deb Baker (McGarity) was born in Escanaba, MI in 1953. Her
family moved to Wisconsin in the 60s, but they kept strong
ties to the Michigan Upper Peninsula. As a chronic late
bloomer, Deb graduated from the University of Wisconsin with
a degree in English at the age of 45. Her first novel,
Murder Passes the Buck, earned her The Authorlink
International First Novelist Award where she took the
mystery category, then went on to win Best of Show. The
stories are set in her beloved Michigan backwoods and
feature the unstoppable, unflappable Gertie Johnson. Others
in the series include Murder Grins and Bears It and
Murder Talks Turkey. Deb also writes a second series
called the Dolls To Die For Series with doll restoration
artist, Gretchen Birch. Titles are Dolled Up For
Murder, Goodbye Dolly, Dolly Departed, and
Ding Dong Dead.
Deb is Vice President of the Wisconsin chapter of Sisters
In Crime and is active with Mystery Writers of America.
To contact Deb, click
Ding Dong Dead, December 2008
Dolly Departed, March 2008
Goodbye Dolly, September 2007
Dolled Up For Murder, October 2006