Gertie Johnson Books

 Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries

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Welcome to the world of Gertie Johnson, where friendships matter and family is everything. You can run, but you can't hide from them! Sixty-six year old, recent widow Gertie lives in the Michigan Upper Peninsula (she's a Yooper!), where she and her cohorts, Kitty and Cora Mae, stir up trouble in what was once a quiet backwoods community. 

Please note that animals are NEVER killed in any of these stories. But the same isn't true of humans. 
   


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.
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Murder Passes the Buck : A Gertie Johnson Murder Mystery
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In book 2, a game warden is killed and Gertie's missing grandson is the prime suspect. But the sheriff seems more concerned with arresting his mom for cruising down Highway M35 without a driver's license than catching the real killer.

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Murder Grins and Bears It : A Gertie Johnson Murder Mystery
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Book 3 - Committing a crime in a town where everyone is armed for combat isn't the smartest thing to do. When a robber is shot dead at the credit union in a room full of witnesses, and the money goes missing anyway, Gertie is on the case.

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Murder Talks Turkey: A Gertie Johnson Murder Mystery
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Book 4 - When Finnish resident Harry Aho (sometimes pronounced A-hoe) takes a bullet at his kitchen table, Gertie suspects it has something to do with the public shooting range he set up right on the property line next to a Swede. The Trouble Busters bring out the big guns to crack this one, including deer cameras, a riot gun, and faithful Fred, the semi-retired police dog.

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Murder Bites the Bullet: A Gertie Johnson Murder Mystery
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Murder Trims the Tree is a Christmas E-novella (15,000 words)

When Gertie and her cohorts decide to do their court-ordered community service at the local assisted living home during the Christmas season, they get more than they (plea) bargained for.

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A short Christmas story


It's the season to be jolly in the Michigan Upper Peninsula, and the Trouble Busters are looking forward to the annual holiday lull in crime solving. But Gertie's plan to relax inside her ice shanty and catch a few fish is blown to smithereens when a stick of dynamite takes out one of the Hall brothers. With the help of Cora Mae and Kitty, Gertie is determined to reel in the big fish yet - hook, line, and sinker.

100 Simple Recipes from Gertie Johnson's Backwoods Kitchen. Delicious doesn't have to be complicated. Cora Mae shares her specialty - The Hot and Heavy Manly Sandwich. Kitty takes Drop Dead Desserts to a new level. Even Grandma Johnson gets into the act with several old-time recipes, including her award winning casserole.
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Cooking Can Be Murder (Gertie Johnson Backwoods Adventures)
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No print version is available at this time. 


Three humorous novella adventures with the trio


Sixty-six year old Gertie Johnson and cohorts Cora Mae and Kitty have a knack for stirring up trouble in what was once a quiet backwoods community in the heart of the Michigan Upper Peninsula.


Ebook Boxed Set of all 4 Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries for $7.99!
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