Height of Deception

A Nora Abbot Mystery

​In the remote mountains of Arizona, Nora Abbott’s husband has just been found dead.


These ancient lands hold a murderous secret. A rural town, filled with Native American history, is being torn apart by corporate interests and corruption. Nora Abbott is caught in the middle, struggling to keep her small business from going bankrupt.


But when Nora’s womanizing husband is murdered in cold blood, gossiping locals and law enforcement suspect she might be responsible. As allies become enemies and friends become suspects, Nora takes it upon herself to find out who really killed him.


But in this unforgiving terrain, the price of truth may be too steep...


Height of Deception is the first of the Nora Abbott mysteries.


Recommended for mystery and thriller fans of James Patterson, C.J. Box, and J.D. Robb.

"Baker's series debut brings Native American culture and big business together into a clash that can be heard across the mountains." ―Library Journal

"A thoroughly satisfying mystery! Shannon Baker captures the grandeur and fragility of the Western landscape while keeping the pages turning." ―Margaret Coel, New York Times Bestselling Author

"Shannon Baker offers readers a taut, cautionary tale that is a deft mix of both important contemporary issues and the timeless spiritual traditions of the Hopi. For those of us who can't get enough of the remarkable Southwest landscapes that Tony and Anne Hillerman famously evoke so well, this promising series may just fill the bill." 
―William Kent Krueger, New York Times Bestselling Author