Murder Grins and Bears It: A Yooper Mystery

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This second book in the Yooper Mystery series features the unpredictable, unflappable, and unstoppable amateur sleuth Gertie Johnson.

On opening day of bear hunting season in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a game warden is murdered right under Little Donny's 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. Gertie's search is ...
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Overview

This second book in the Yooper Mystery series features the unpredictable, unflappable, and unstoppable amateur sleuth Gertie Johnson.

On opening day of bear hunting season in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, a game warden is murdered right under Little Donny's 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. Gertie's search is hampered by her pin-curled bodyguard Kitty, her man-hungry friend Cora Mae who's hot for the guy Gertie secretly admires, and Grandma Johnson–who should be mushing peas between her new false teeth in the Escanaba Nursing Home instead of setting up camp at Gertie's place. What really gets Gertie's goat is her son Blaze, the local sheriff, who's more interested in arresting his mom for driving without a license than finding Little Donny or catching the killer.
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A widow's efforts to start an inquiry agency get off to a rousing start. Gertie Johnson lives in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, an area largely populated by gun-toting folks none too fond of the government. Figuring they need freelance help, Gertie buys the sheriff's old police truck at an auction, adds "THE TROUBLE BUSTERS" to the door, packs her stun gun and is ready for action, though she has no driver's license or registration. Soon, however, a case finds her. Shortly after Gertie's Milwaukee grandson Little Donny, a stripling of 280 pounds, arrives to hunt bear, he disappears, leaving a murdered Department of Natural Resources agent at his bear-baiting site. Even Gertie's son Blaze, the local sheriff, thinks Donny's guilty, especially after a drunk is also found dead in the woods, shot by arrows covered with Little Donny's fingerprints. It's up to Gertie, her madcap sidekicks Cora Mae and Kitty and the recently acquired Fred, a retired police dog, to hunt down the killer. As the madcap amateurs careen around the countryside looking for raptor raisers, Gertie's new job as a census taker allows her to get her foot in lots of doors, some of which shelter suspicious characters with shotguns. Intrepid Gertie soldiers on until she discovers the truth and saves Little Donny. Baker (Murder Passes the Buck, 2006, etc.) spins a mildly amusing mystery full of cliched characters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597226158
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: A Yooper Mystery Ser.
  • Pages: 333
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Deb Baker (Wisconsin) grew up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the International Sled Dog Association, where she actively races sled dogs. Her short stories have appeared in many literary journals, including Passages North and Room of One's Own. Her debut novel, Murder Passes the Buck, won Best of Show in the Authorlink 2003 New Author Awards Competition.

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