Born: 1962 in Greene County, Ohio
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Baker is a former resident of Chicago and received her MFA from the University of Chicago. Her Virginia Kelly Mysteries are set in Chicago. Biography: N/A
|In the game :
ISBN: 1562800043 OCLC: 24010926 When businesswoman Virginia Kelly, a black lesbian, meets her old college chum Bev Johnson for drinks late one night, Bev confides that her lover, Kelsey, is seeing another woman. Ginny had picked up that gossip months ago, but she is shocked when the next morning's papers report that Kelsey was found murdered behind the very bar where Ginny and Bev had met. Worried that her friend could be implicated, Ginny decides to track down Kelsey's killer and also contacts a lawyer, Susan Coogan. Susan takes an immediate, intense liking to Ginny, complicating Ginny's relationship with her live-in lover. Meanwhile Ginny's inquiries heat up when she learns the Feds suspected Kelsey of embezzling from her employer.
|Long goodbyes :
ISBN: 1562800426 OCLC: 28293000 Naiad Press, Tallahassee : 1993.
|The Lavender House murder :
ISBN: 1562800124 OCLC: 24667337 Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL : 1992.
|The ultimate exit strategy :
ISBN: 1931513031 OCLC: 49338584 Bella Books, Ferndale, Mich. : 2001.