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Murder Talks Turkey
     

Murder Talks Turkey

4.8 21
by Deb Baker
 

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Murder Talks Turkey is approximately 60,000 words.

In her third Yooper mystery (as in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, or U.P.), Baker's lively protagonist, Gertie Johnson, is minding her own business, standing in line at the bank when it gets robbed. From her position on the floor, Gertie watches as a gunman on the roof of a nearby building shoots the bank

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Murder Talks Turkey is approximately 60,000 words.

In her third Yooper mystery (as in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, or U.P.), Baker's lively protagonist, Gertie Johnson, is minding her own business, standing in line at the bank when it gets robbed. From her position on the floor, Gertie watches as a gunman on the roof of a nearby building shoots the bank robber dead. She quickly decides that she and the other two members of her Trouble Buster Investigative Company (all single women of a certain age) need to help their hapless sheriff solve the case. The trouble is feisty Gertie has a lot on her plate, what with her extended family, her other investigations, and a tentative new romance. The deeper into the bank robbery she goes, the more complicated and seriously dangerous it gets. Intrepid Gertie is a wonderfully drawn character, whose view of the U.P.'s denizens and their surroundings makes for enjoyable storytelling. ~ Booklist

(A) delight to read. In addition to the engaging mystery, it's a wonderful story of the love of family and friends." ~ Hidden Staircase Mystery Books

"Deb Baker has perfectly captured the spirit and lifestyle of those who dwell above The Bridge." ~ Traverse City Record-Eagle

"If you're looking for a quick but chuckle-filled read, visit Stonely at every opportunity. Suddenly, your own crazy relatives won't seem so bad!" ~ Mysterical-E

"...one of the most memorable heroines in recent crime fiction." ~ Lansing State Journal

"Take a wild ride through the North Woods with Deb Baker's latest Yooper Mystery. Murder Talks Turkey is a laugh out loud, action-packed romp with some of the zaniest mystery investigators ever. Armed with walkie-talkies, stun gun, and Wonderbras, Gertie Johnson and friends hunt for the killer--and create more trouble than they started out with. It's a hoot and a half." ~ Maggie Sefton, author of A Killer Stitch

"The heart of Murder Talks Turkey is Gertie. If she lived in the south rather than the far north, we'd call her a 'steel magnolia.' When she is on the lam, Gertie does it in a style not before seen in crime fiction." ~ Cozy Library

"[A] hilarious light-hearted mystery." -- Book Lover Blog

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012597885
Publisher:
Deb Baker
Publication date:
05/11/2011
Series:
A Gertie Johnson Murder Mystery , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
332,384
File size:
599 KB

Meet the Author

Deb Baker grew up in the Michigan Upper Peninsula with the Finns and Swedes portrayed in Murder Talks Turkey and she loves to take aim at sports hunters. She makes her home in Wisconsin now but visits her family "camp" as often as possible (to hide out and write). Other stories in the series include Murder Passes the Buck, Murder Grins and Bears It and Murder Bites the Bullet. Deb also writes the Queen Bee mysteries as Hannah Reed.

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Murder Talks Turkey 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
ThePear More than 1 year ago
I have found all Deb Baker's murder mysteries to be hard to put down. I wish there were more of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy deb baker's cozy mysteries. However, the story on this one is not as tight as some of her others. There seemed to be several holes in her story. I think she tried to make it too complicated and had trouble wrapping it up and tying it all back together.
SBrad More than 1 year ago
Deb Bakers' Gertie Johnson books should be issued with a Surgeon General Warning on the spine. Do NOT attempt to eat or drink while reading. Causes serious choking. Could be hazardous to your health. Could also be addictive. I was immediately hooked on Gertie from the first chapter. It wouldn't have been so bad if I didn't think I actually know some of those people and I could so easily picture them getting into some of those situations. You will find it hard to see your neighbors or sit next to people in church now that you know what they might be up to in their private moments. It is a marvelous thing to have an older protagonist in a book, someone with a little knowledge of how the world really works, who has had the shine rubbed off, and has come to the point in their lives they can laugh at the worst situations. If you are in the mood for a change of pace from bodice ripping romance or technical detective work and want to just go along for a wild, wild ride then put down your coffee cup and jump in with Gertie, Cora Mae and Kitty. I guarantee you will feel liberated.
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glwGW More than 1 year ago
Loved the series...wish for more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funfunfun
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the-PageTurner More than 1 year ago
Gertie Johnson does it again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gertie is the best!!! Love the family dynamics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once again Gertie and her team do not disappoint. FUNNY, engaging, and a fantastic read. I highly recommend this book AND the entire series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Gertie. She ought to run for president. Hell, I'd vote for her. Lol
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Spring in Upper Michigan (Yooper) means TURKEY HUNTING TIME!!! and not all the blinds are being used for hunting. Of course when the local credit union is robbed at gunpoint no one is talking about turkeys. Why would you plan a robbery in a town where everyone is armed and ready? The plan falls apart when the gunman is shot dead but somehow the money is still missing. “Faster than you can say “Tom Turkey,” Gertie, Cora Mae, and Kitty are on the case, in this hoot of a whodunit.” Gertie Johnson is such a wonderful character that always tickles my funny bone. Her and her Trouble Busting friends trying to help the sheriff solve the crime will have you laughing from beginning to end. Well written stories with fantastic characters in crazy situations. This entire series is so much fun to read. Light, entertaining and a great escape. These Yooper stories are a real treat.
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Enjoyed the humor and suspense!
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It¿s ¿The Fugitive,¿ geriatric-style, in Deb Baker¿s third Yooper mystery featuring sixty-six year-old Gertie Johnson. When a bank robber misguidedly attempts to rob the bank 'not the brightest decision in a town where nearly all the citizens fulfill their right to bear arms' and is shot dead, you would think that the case would be closed. It would be if not for the fact that no one is owning up to shooting the robber, and while the bank is showing a loss of funds the bag of money held by the criminal was from a Monopoly game. With the sheriff, Gertie¿s son Blaze, suffering from Malaria-induced Vietnam flashbacks that make him even less helpful than usual, the replacement deputy is bent on solving the case especially when al the evidence seems to point towards Gert. A body is left by her pickup truck with her son¿s weapon left by the corpse, so Gert goes on the lam aided and hindered by her best friends and mother-in-law. Wigged out, undercover, and destroying a few law enforcement vehicles, Gert is determined to protect her family and prove her innocence. Once again Baker creates a delightful mystery with a heroine who is feisty, strong, and never a caricature. Despite its cast of comical and unique characters the plot never takes a second seat and carries the reader swiftly through to the end. Full of humor with a surprising amount of emotional resonance as Gert finds herself isolated and persecuted, Murder Talks Turkey continues to entertain in this strong series with completely original characters and a fun plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love this series! Gertie is such a wonderful, feisty senior! She seems to find herself always in the thick of trouble. You won' t be disappointed with this series or authr!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hy i am jot telling u mybage a am in seventh grd and i a very very very advanced reader. Shouldbubrea this . Is bit that good