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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.

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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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Cyber-Security: Tips for Keeping Hackers Out of Your Accounts

  In the first book of the series, Blogging is Murder, all the trouble starts when Jade Blackwell’s friend and fellow blogger, Liz Collins, has her cyber-security breached. A hacker accesses all of her online business accounts, including her blog and social media accounts. YIKES! While researching for the book, I learned a great deal […]

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10 Things Jade and I Have in Common

  They say you should write what you know, so it’s no accident that Jade and I have many things in common. When I had the idea for the book, I was struggling, trying to build up a blog. I was frustrated and exhausted because there was always more to do than I could get […]

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5 Things Poirot Taught Me about Writing A Good Mystery

While I see other people write posts about Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, I can’t do that. Why, you ask? Because I’ve never seen them. In fact, I’m not even sure what they are about (okay, I know TWD is about zombies, but that’s about it). But I do know about one thing […]

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My Top Mystery Book Series Recommendations

    I often get asked what my top mystery book series are. It was tough to do, but I’ve narrowed it down to the top 5. These are the ones I return to over and over when I’m in need of a trustworthy read–I know they will deliver every time!

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Happy New Year from Gilian and Jade

The smell of pine and snow is in the air in my hometown. I love the New Year season–the anticipation of what is to come. A lot of people spring clean, but I like the Eastern philosophy of cleaning right before the New Year. It is symbolic–a way to clear out the old energy from […]

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Tis The Season to Get Cozy

Some people don’t like winter. But I find it cozy and invigorating! It’s one of my favorite times of the year. And I live in a place that gets tons of snow (yes, we get snow in Arizona. Flagstaff is 7,000 feet in elevation in the San Francisco Peaks.) There’s nothing more beautiful than snow-covered […]

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