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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

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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Titles At Your Library

In the Game (Virginia Kelly Mystery)
ISBN: 1562800043

Naiad Pr. 1991

Black businesswoman Virginia Kelly is called in by her business school classmate, Beverly, when Bev's lover is found dead in back of a lesbian bar

The Lavender House Murder: A Virginia Kelly Mystery
ISBN: 1562800124

Naiad Pr. 1992

Book by Baker, Nikki

Long Goodbyes: A Virginia Kelly Mystery
ISBN: 1562800426

Naiad Pr. 1993

A small midwest town at Christmas time...A high school reunion...Buried ghosts and repressed passions resurface from the past of Afro-American Virginia Kelly.

The Ultimate Exit Strategy
ISBN: 1931513031

Bella Books. 2001

This title, set in the greedy and murderous world of high finance, features the return of the wickedly observant Virginia Kelly.



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