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Susan P Baker

Susan Baker

The author of six novels and two nonfiction books. all of which have a legal angle due to her justice career.

Susan P. Baker, a retired Texas judge, is the author of six novels and two nonfiction books, all of which are related to the law. As a judge, she dealt with murder, kidnapping, incest, stalking, child support, child custody, and divorce. Prior thereto, she practiced law for nine years, spending much of her time in the courtroom. While in law school, she worked as a probation officer.

Susan’s father was a lawyer and a judge. She remembers him parking the family outside the old county jail while he went in to make bail bonds. She'd stare out the window at the broken glass lining the tops of the walls to prevent escapes and wonder what the jail was like inside. Later, as a probation officer and then an attorney, she became quite familiar with the interior of the jail but luckily could leave whenever she wanted.

Unaware

Unaware

Fiction, Suspense, Police Crime

What you don’t know CAN hurt you. Frustrated with the two controlling men in her life, Dena Barlow Armstrong has outlined a rosy future for herself and her children, independent of them. Her husband, Zack, constantly pushes her to turn over her inheritance to him, and when she doesn’t, he punishes her with his indifference. Her law partner and cousin, Lucas, controls her money and the types of cases she accepts. Just as Dena begins to achieve her goal of independence, someone emerges with very different plans for her. Unaware of the danger she faces, Dena lives each day as a wife, mother, and attorney. Then one day, when her husband is out of town, the stranger lurks in her garage, waiting until she and the children go to bed… This standalone novel is Susan P. Baker’s sixth mystery/suspense novel.

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Death of a Prince

Death of a Prince

Fiction, Police Crime, Women Sleuths

 

Criminal defense attorney Sandra Salinsky is hired to defend the killer of plaintiffs' attorney Phillip Parker. Salinsky and her mother, Erma Townley, not only are law partners but often sparing partners. Since the decedent was Salinsky's mother's best friend, the case becomes more complicated than it first appears.

Although the defendant claims she's innocent, Sandra soon learns that she had millions of reasons to kill Parker, and not all of them were about money. To make matters worse, Edgar Saul, the prosecutor from hell, is assigned to the case. Sandra and Erma put their heads together to try to figure out who really killed Parker, but it seems everyone has a different story of the events on the night of the murder.

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Ledbetter Street

Ledbetter Street

Fiction, Police Crime, Romance

 

A mother. A child. A heartrending court fight.

Marian Reid was forced by her mother to give up her autistic son, Robert, for adoption. Though she fought in court for him twice in the past, when his current caregiver is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, she must fight a third time or risk losing all contact with him. Trouble is, at Marian’s high school reunion, she has just reconciled with her soul mate, the father Robert has never known. Further, she must break a promise to her best friend, risking their friendship.

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Suggestion of Death

Suggestion of Death

Fiction, Police Crime, Romance

Jim Dorman, a laid off newspaperman in the Texas hill country, can’t pay his child support. He is summoned to court for nonsupport and the first thing the judge does is read a Suggestion of Death into the record for a man who was supposed to appear that day. She tells the next man that his children would be better off if he were dead, and when Jim steps up for his turn, the judge tells him to get a job or go to jail. At his next court appearance the judge reads another Suggestion of Death into the record, sparking Jim’s curiosity. He begins researching and discovers a number of men who have been cited for nonsupport have died accidental deaths. When an informant winds up murdered and stuffed in a trunk and strange mishaps befall Jim, he figures he’d better find out who’s behind the deaths before he ends up as the next dead dad.

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