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Kate’s meddling family is at it again. Despite their efforts to pair her off, she’s settling into single life as Grand County Sheriff—until Deputy Kyle Red Owl’s sister disappears. Shocked by the harsh realities of rez life, and coming smack up against a Lakota-hating sheriff, end-of-world preppers, and a greedy liquor store owner, Kate fears the worst for the missing girl.
Old loyalties and lies collide with new secrets. Secrets someone is willing to kill to keep hidden. Knowing she’ll always be an outsider when it comes to her good ‘ol boys world, Kate is more determined than ever to find the girl society has abandoned, but can she do it before someone else dies?
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
a Kate Fox Mystery #2
“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.
a Kate Fox Mystery
“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.
Close Enough (Kate short story)
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.
Praise for Stripped Bare (from some pretty terrific writers!)
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.