Shannon Baker, Author, At Old Firehouse Books
This September, Old Firehouse Books is excited to welcome author Shannon Baker! Baker is touring to celebrate the release of her new novel, Stripped Bare. Described as a female Longmire in the atmospheric Nebraska Sandhills, this book is sure to appeal to Fort Collins mystery fans! Join us for this free book talk & signing on Thursday, September 8th at 6pm.
About Shannon and “Stripped Bare”
A fun, adventurous read, Shannon Baker’s Stripped Bare (September 6; Forge Books) has been praised as “Longmire meets The Good Wife.” The new mystery has been compared to character series like Craig Johnson’s Longmire, the Joe Pickett series by C.J. Box and Linda Castillo’s Kate Burkholder novels.
“‘Stripped Bare’ hooked me from page one,” says New York Times Best-Selling Author Castillo. “Heroine Kate Fox is endearingly human and laugh-out-loud funny. Shannon Baker has penned a compulsive, white-knuckle read peppered with interesting characters, a stunning setting, and a mystery that will keep you turning the pages late into the night.”
Born and raised in the Nebraska Sandhills, smack dab in the middle of eight interfering and boisterous siblings, related to everyone in the county by one degree of separation, Kate Fox has managed to create a perfect life. She’s smart, funny and deals with everything head on. But when she receives a shattering phone call during a January blizzard, her life is turned upside down. A local rancher has been murdered and her husband, the sheriff, is shot. When her husband is suspected of the murder, Kate is determined to find the killer.
The first installment in the series brings mystery readers into the unique landscape of rural America where Baker, herself, spent nearly 20 years. “That’s research enough for anyone,” Baker jokes.
Baker also writes the Nora Abbott Mysteries, a fast-paced mix of murder, environmental issues and Hopi Indians, inspired by her time working at the Grand Canyon Trust. Her first book in the series, Tainted Mountain, earned Baker a spot as a finalist in the 2013 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards and in 2014, she was recognized as Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ (RMFW) 2014 Writer of the Year. Having lived all over the west, Baker has since settled in Tucson, Arizona with her favorite person, and her Weimaraner Jezebel.
Learn more about Baker and the Kate Fox mystery series: Shannon-Baker.comThe mystery author travels across America for her book tour this fall. Stay tuned for dates: http://shannon-baker.com/where-ill-be/
Date: Thursday, September 8th
Company: Roger Charlie
Location: Old Firehouse Books 232 Walnut Street Fort Collins, CO 80524