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Name:  Nikki Baker  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1962 in Greene County, Ohio

-- Nikki Baker on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Baker is a former resident of Chicago and received her MFA from the University of Chicago. Her Virginia Kelly Mysteries are set in Chicago.

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In the game :
ISBN: 1562800043. OCLC Number: 24010926

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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 Number: 28293000

Naiad Press,. .

The Lavender House murder :
ISBN: 1562800124. OCLC Number: 24667337

Naiad Press,. .

The ultimate exit strategy :
ISBN: 1931513031. OCLC Number: 49338584

Bella Books,. .