Sarah Baker grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. After a year at Emory in Atlanta, she dropped out and moved to Alaska, where she enjoyed a taste of the Wild West pipeline days. Three years later, Sarah returned to the Lower 48 and earned a Master's degree in engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. As a civil engineer for the government, she has lived all over the United States, but considers both Alaska and Louisiana home. She currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her own personal hero, has a fantastic job working for the Forest Service, and has finally stumbled onto the joy of her life--writing.
In 1925, the dashing Dassas Cormier escorts his nephew to New Orleans, but their vacation quickly turns into a search for a friend's killer. The story, told by Dassas in his endearing, self-deprecating style, details his encounters with politicians, bootleggers, federal agents, and underworld thugs as he sorts out the mystery.
Dassas Cormier returns to Marshall's Bayou, his hometown in southwest Louisiana, in the spring of 1924 to find that his old friend, Red Doucet, has been murdered. Dass's short career in law enforcement makes him the most likely person to solve the mystery surrounding Red's death. Grace, the only woman Dass has ever loved, is also back in Marshall's Bayou, and she wants Dass to look for her missing husband. He reluctantly agrees, and is surprised when his search leads to another murder. Are the t... more info>>
Marshall's Bayou Police Chief Dassas Cormier lands in the middle of a dangerous puzzle when he goes to Lake Charles to fetch his sister Coralee home for Thanksgiving. And why does so much of what's going on seem to be connected to a famous writer whose life may be even more fictitious than his stories? S.H. Baker, the same author who brought you Murder in Marshall's Bayou and Death of a Dancer, now brings you the next exciting mystery in the Dassas Cormier Casebook.
In the fall of 1926, a crime wave in Marshall's Bayou sparks talk of pirate ghosts. Police Chief Dassas Cormier knows the thieves are flesh and blood, but he isn't too worried until one of Marshall's Bayou's residents is found dead in his own home. Surprisingly, the thieves are indeed pirates--more or less--and they manage to capture Dassas. The leader of the band, Sid, carries a knife she doesn't hesitate use. Can Dassas survive captivity while piecing together the murder? And can he manage not... more info>>