In Book 1, Gertie's Finnish neighbor is shot right between the eyes while holed up in his hunting blind. Everyone in town thinks he was hit with a stray bullet except Gertie. But the local sheriff has ruled it an accident, and the sheriff just happens to be Gertie's son.
Murder Passes the Buck : A Gertie Johnson Murder Mystery
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Finally! After many requests (especially from Texans, who have a zillion miles of highway concrete), Murder Passes the Buck has been narrated by the talented Carol Herman. You can listen to a sample at Amazon's Audible (the sample button is right below the cover image) or at Apple's iTunes.