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Stripped Bare

(The first book in the Kate Fox Mystery series)
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In this riveting novel from award-winning author Shannon Baker, a Nebraska county sheriff’s wife investigates a murder—and her husband is the prime suspect.

"...atmosphere so realistically captivating that you’ll smell the fresh-cut hay and feel the muddy dirt-path roads. Complicated relationships, surprising twists and a touch of humor make Stripped Bare a must read." —Alex Kava, New York Times bestselling author

When Kate Fox receives a late-night phone call, her seemingly perfect life on the Nebraska prairie shatters in an instant.

Eldon, shirt-tail relative and owner of one of the largest cattle ranches in Grand County, has been killed.

Kate's husband, Ted, the Grand County Sheriff, has been shot and may never walk again.

And worst of all, Ted is the prime suspect in Eldon’s murder.

Desperate to clear Ted's name, Kate throws herself headlong into the hunt for the real killer.

When Kate finds herself the victim of several mysterious “accidents” she knows she’s running out of time. If she doesn’t find out who killed Eldon soon, she—or someone else in town—may be the next to turn up dead.

But a shocking confession throws everything into doubt, and as Kate keeps digging she unearths unfathomable secrets—the kind worth killing for.

"Move over Longmire—there's a new detective in town—and you're going to love her!" —Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author

Through Kate Fox, Baker evokes the beauty of the Nebraska Sandhills and a depth of charm that won her the Rocky Mountain Fiction "Writer of the Year" award multiple times.


Praise for Shannon Baker and Stripped Bare:

"With Stripped Bare, Shannon Baker offers readers a protagonist and a place they will love coming back to visit book after book." —William Kent Krueger, New York Time bestselling author

"...a compulsive, white-knuckle read peppered with interesting characters, a stunning setting, and a mystery that will keep you turning the pages late into the night." —Linda Castillo, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

"...a terrific, fast-moving story with a savvy main character at the helm." —Suspense Magazine

"...winning characters and a stunning setting…" —Mystery Scene

"A wonderful western mystery not to be missed! Enjoy!" —Fresh Fiction

"Baker serves up a ballsy heroine, a colorful backdrop, and a surprising ending." —Kirkus Reviews

"Devotees of Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire series and fans of Judy Clemens are sure to appreciate this title." —Library Journal Pick of the Month

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"What a joy to discover Kate Fox... Baker offers readers a protagonist and a place they will love coming back to visit boo after book." - William Kent Krueger

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