Gilian Baker is a former English professor who has gone on to forge a life outside of academia by adding blogger, ghostwriter and cozy mystery author to her C.V. She currently uses her geeky superpowers only for good to entertain murder mystery readers the world over. When she’s not plotting murder for her Jade Blackwell cozy mystery series, you can find her puttering in her vegetable garden, knitting in front of the fire, snuggling with her husband watching British TV or discussing literary theory with her daughter.


Blogging is MurderJade Blackwell is on the trail of a killer!

The victim had a secret that leads Jade into a web of deceit and
danger. Find out if she gets her prey or if they get her.

Read the first chapter of Book 1 Blogging is Murder now for free.

Now Available Murder Over Medium, Book 3 in the Jade Blackwell Cozy Mystery Series

Murder Over Medium

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Announcing the Murder Over Medium Virtual Book Tour

Great news everyone! Jade and I are getting ready to leave for our virtual book tour for Murder Over Medium.  Starting on Monday, Jan. 15th, you’ll find us all over the internet giving interviews and guest posting on a bunch of different blogs. We’ll also be giving away some digital copies of the book, so […]

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Murder Is In the (Tarot) Cards

Tarot cards are not a new phenomenon, even though all things metaphysical are now in vogue. In fact, the first mention of tarot cards occurred in the 1440s during the Renaissance period in Northern Italy. It may surprise you that they started out as a card game one could play alone, like Solitaire. It wasn’t […]

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Happy Holidays from Gilian, John and Kermit the Frog

Happy Holidays Everyone! No matter what holiday you celebrate at this time of year, I’d like to share with you one of my all-time favorite holiday songs.  May we all reach out our hand to the family of Man during this special season. I wish everyone true peace of mind and love enough to last throughout […]

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Announcing Book 3: Murder Over Medium

I’m so excited to share Jade Blackwell’s next adventure with you all! Murder Over Medium, the third book in the series, will be released on Dec. 31st, 2017. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the ending of one year and the beginning of the next. Murder Over Medium catches us up with […]

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A Ghost Story to Celebrate Halloween and Jade’s New Adventure

Since the next book in the Jade Blackwell Mystery Series deals with the paranormal, it's only fitting that today I tell my fans a ghost story. So sit back and enjoy--if you dare! Book 3 in the series, Murder Over Medium, will be released Dec. 31st, so you can start your New Year off right! […]

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Announcing A Time to Kiln Release

A Time to Kiln is now available for readers to enjoy! It’s been a thrill watching the process come together. From the first (painful) draft of A Time to Kiln to the formatting…it’s just been magical! Haven’t read the synopsis yet? A Time to Kiln: A Jade Blackwell Cozy Mystery (Book 2) Disenchanted with life […]

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