Gertie Johnson by Deb Baker
Gertie Johnson is the protagonist in a series of cozy mystery novels by American author Deb Baker. The mother of a sheriff, 66 year-old widow Gertie lives in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and solves mysteries with Cora Mae and Kitty.

Deb Baker debuted her Gertie Johnson series in 2006 with the novel Murder Passes the Buck. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Deb Baker’s Gertie Johnson books in order of when they were first published (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Gertie Johnson Books


Murder Passes the Buck(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Grins and Bears It(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Talks Turkey(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Bites the Bullet(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Trims the Tree(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Begins at Home(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Cooking Can Be Murder(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Gertie Johnson Synopses: Cooking Can Be Murder is a cookbook by Deb Baker that includes 100 recipes from Gertie Johnson, Cora Mae and Kitty. It includes Cora Mae’s Hot and Heavy Manly Sandwich and Kitty’s Drop Dead Desserts. There is also a recipe for Grandma Johnson’s casserole.

In Murder Passes the Buck by Deb Baker, Gertie Johnson is investigating a neighbour’s murder. Along the way, she’s helped by her grandson Little Donny and friends Cora Mae and Kitty. The neighbour’s death is ruled accidental by the sheriff, Gertie’s own son. Gertie will do whatever it takes to crack this case, including interrogating neighbours and impersonating the FBI.

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