Tattered Legacy (1)

       Book 3 of the Nora Abbott Mystery Series

It’s Here!

 We LOVE independent booksellers. Chain booksellers are our heroes, too. And online sellers provide an amazing service. You can find Nora’s books at The Plains Trading Company, The Broadway Book Mall, Clues Unlimited, and The Poisoned Pen.  Also available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

 Stacy Verdick Case and I chat it up on It’s A Mystery To Me

Protecting the wilderness can be deadly.

Nora Abbott risks her career at Loving Earth Trust on a film project to influence Congress to expand the boundaries of Canyonlands National Park in Utah. But someone is desperate to keep the secrets of the land hidden. When her best friend, the director of the film, is found dead, Nora is convinced it wasn’t an accident. Nora’s Hopi kachina messenger has vanished and now it looks as though Cole Huntsman, the man she’s finally allowed herself to love, has left her, too.

As, she draws deeper into danger. Her mother’s surprising past holds the key to the clash of cultures but will Nora put all the pieces together in time to prevent disaster? Set in the iconic red rocks of Moab, UT, Nora races to discover what really lies beyond the stars.


 Tattered Legacy, the third in the Nora Abbott series, is set in the iconic red rocks of Moab, UT. Working to solve the murder of her best friend, Nora uncovers an unlikely intersection of ancient Hopi legends, a secret polygamist sect and one of the world’s richest men. Will Nora put all the pieces together in time to prevent disaster?

RMFW 2014 Writer of the Year

I’m unbelievably honored and feeling gooder than goose grease to be chosen Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers 2014 Writer of the Year. I can’t thank RMFW enough for teaching me, holding my hand, and being the best writing family in the world.


Speechifing at Colorado Gold


 Here is a picture of the nominees before the announcement. Christine Jorgensen, (who was also nominated for a Colorado Book Award this year) and Terry Wright, both talented writers and amazing people.


         Praise for Tainted Mountain:IMG_3189-web

             Baker’s series debut brings Native American culture and big business together into a clash that can be heard across the mountains. Fans of J.A. Jance’s Joanna Brady will see  similarities in Nora Abbott.   –Library Journal

         Praise for Broken Trust:

This is an intriguing plot with characters you will love and hate at the same time. For the history buffs out there, this is a wonderful story of Hopi myths, and for the mystery gurus, there is a little corporate greed and murder to go along.    Suspense Magazine

            Baker deftly escalates the stakes of her initially straightforward story which takes a much more serious turn before arriving at its unexpected conclusion. — Publishers Weekly


Interview Murders, Mystery and Mayhem with Stephen Campbell


                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tainted Mountain is named a finalist in the 2013 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards.

Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America Mystery and Mistletoe

Reading was fun but listening was even better! Such amazing talent in this group. Listen to a very short excerpt of Broken Trust from this event.


I’d love to talk with your book club.  I would really , truly, especially love to hear from you. At all. For any reason.


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