Close Enough

Reeling from her recent divorce, Kate Fox is campaigning against her ex to become the next Grand County, Nebraska Sherriff.  When a child goes missing in the Sandhills, the whole town organizes a search and rescue mission. But Kate doesn’t think Ethan wandered off—something more nefarious is going on. With a dangerous winter storm fast approaching, Kate must find Ethan before it’s too late.

Close Enough is a thrilling Kate Fox short story that bridges the gap between Stripped Bare and Dark Signal.

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 Baker’s follow-up to Stripped Bare (2016) pushes her franchise across the cold prairie landscape as steadily and professionally as a BNSF freight train, leaving readers eager for the next stop. ~ Kirkus Reviews

Dark Signal
a Kate Fox Mystery #2

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“Shannon Baker has created a finely crafted mystery that moves to its powerful climax like the rush of an oncoming train.” ~ Anne Hillerman, NYT Bestseller

Kate’s got a shiny new divorce decree and graduation certificate from Nebraska sheriff’s academy. She’s barely finished promising to serve and protect Grand County when there’s a fatality on the BNSF tracks.

Clues point toward the victim’s rival, but Kate isn’t convinced. Maneuvering around meddling family and patronizing state patrol, Kate must go it alone to track down a killer…before it’s too late.

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 2017 Writer of the Year

 stripped-bare-2STRIPPED BARE
a Kate Fox Mystery

Libraray Journal Pick of the Month

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“Baker serves up a ballsy heroine, a colorful backdrop, and a surprising ending.”  Kirkus Reviews

“This is a terrific, fast-moving story with a savvy main character at the helm. Kate Fox is a
detective that has made her mark and will (hopefully) stick around for many more books to
come.”  Suspense Magazine

Just when everything seems about perfect, someone leaves the barn door open and all hell breaks loose. At least, that’s what it feels like for Kate Fox. Born and raised in the Nebraska Sandhills, smack in the middle of eight interfering and boisterous siblings, related to everyone in the county by one degree of separation or less, Kate’s managed to create her perfect life.
A shattering phone call hits Kate like a January blizzard. A local rancher is murdered and her husband, the sheriff, is shot. When her husband is suspected of the murder, Kate vows to find the killer.

Praise for Stripped Bare (from some pretty terrific writers!)

 "A gem! Shannon Baker's wryly authentic voice will have you laughing out loud. Move over Longmire--there's a new detective in town--and you're going to love her."~Hank Phillippi Ryan
“A gem! Shannon Baker’s wryly authentic voice will have you laughing out loud. Move over Longmire–there’s a new detective in town–and you’re going to love her.”~Hank Phillippi Ryan
Shannon Baker expertly uses the mystique of the Nebraska Sandhills to ramp up the tension and add an atmosphere so realistically captivating that you’ll smell the fresh-cut hay and feel the muddy dirt-path roads. ~ Alex Kava, New York Times bestselling author of “Silent Creed.”
Shannon Baker expertly uses the mystique of the Nebraska Sandhills to ramp up the tension and add an atmosphere so realistically captivating that you’ll smell the fresh-cut hay and feel the muddy dirt-path roads. ~ Alex Kava, New York Times bestselling author of “Silent Creed.”
Oh, what a joy to discover Kate Fox, a protagonist who won’t take manure from nobody. With Stripped Baer, Shannon Baker offers readers a protagonist and a place they will love coming back to visit book after book. ~ William Kent Krueger
Oh, what a joy to discover Kate Fox, a protagonist who won’t take manure from nobody. With Stripped Bare, Shannon Baker offers readers a protagonist and a place they will love coming back to visit book after book. ~ William Kent Krueger
Stripped Bare hooked me from page one. 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. ~Linda Castillo
Stripped Bare hooked me from page one. 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. ~Linda Castillo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Sharon Connealy for these amazing photos of the Nebraska Sandhills. To see more of where Kate Fox lives, check out Connealy Angus Ranch. Even if you’re not in the market for a bull, the photos are spectacular.