Cover Reveal ~ Dark Signal by Shannon Baker

I’m excited to reveal the cover for the second book in the “Kate Fox” mystery series, coming October 17, 2017.


Series: Kate Fox
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Forge Books
Website: Shannon Baker

Dark Signal by Shannon Baker is the second installment in the Kate Fox mystery series, called “A must read” by New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava, starring a female Longmire in the atmospheric Nebraska Sandhills.

Reeling from her recent divorce, Kate Fox has just been sworn in as Grand County Nebraska Sheriff when tragedy strikes. A railroad accident has left engineer Chad Mills dead, and his conductor, Bobby Jenkins in shock. Kate soon realizes that the accident was likely murder.

Who would want to kill Chad Mills? Kate finds that he made a few enemies as president of the railroad workers union. Meanwhile his widow is behaving oddly. And why was his neighbor, Josh Stevens, at the Mills house on the night of the accident?

While her loud and meddling family conspires to help Kate past her divorce, State Patrol Officer Ridnour closes in on Josh Stevens as the suspect. Kate doesn’t believe it. She may not have the experience, but she’s lived in the Sandhills her whole life, and knows the land and the people. Something doesn’t add up―and Kate must find the real killer before he can strike again.

About the author
Shannon Baker is the author of Stripped Bare, the first in the Kate Fox mystery series (Tor/Forge). Set in the isolated cattle country of the Nebraska Sandhills, Kirkus says, “Baker serves up a ballsy heroine, a colorful backdrop, and a surprising ending.” She also writes the Nora Abbott mystery series (Midnight Ink), featuring Hopi Indian mysticism and environmental issues. Shannon was voted Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer’s 2014 Writer of the Year.

Giveaway: Leave a comment below for your chance to win a print copy of Stripped Bare. US entries only, please. The giveaway ends January 31, 2017. Good luck everyone!

Dark Signal is available for pre-order at retail and online booksellers.

47 responses to “Cover Reveal ~ Dark Signal by Shannon Baker

  1. Sounds like a new series I must check out. This is an area of the country I have not visited and look forward to learning more about.

  2. Another entry to the TBR list. Sounds very intriguing.

  3. Good morning Dru Ann! How are things in chilly NYC?

    • Good morning Shannon,

      I love the cover of Dark Signal. I’m a bit chilly here. Hoping it warms up soon. How is it where you are?

      • Looks like it will inch toward 70 today. I’ve got a run planned, then editing Kate Fox book 3, tentatively titled, Bitter Rain. But first, I need to reconstruct my inbox. All my inbox emails disappeared yesterday morning and I have to see if I can retrieve them– out of 56,000 in All Mail.

      • Good luck with your email.

  4. Barbara Hackel

    The new book sounds fascinating, and Kate must be a strong heroine! I haven’t read the first book yet, but now I have to because the new book certainly demands to be read! Thanks for the post Dru Ann! Thank you Shannon for the generous opportunity to win your first in this series, Stripped Bare! 🙂

  5. Hey Dru, love the cover and the story. Enough so that I put a hold on it with the Brooklyn Library so I can start reading the series. .

  6. An intriguing and fascinating giveaway. Thanks.

  7. I’d enjoy reading Stripped Bare and getting to know Kate Fox, and I think I’d really enjoy the atmosphere and setting in the Nebraska Sandhills (I didn’t know Nebraska had sandhills!), but I have only been to Omaha. Thanks for sharing the cover of your new book with Dru and with us — it’s great to learn about a new series!

    • Outer Nebraska — you know, like outer Siberia– is very different in every way from Omaha. And the Sandhills is unique, both landscape and people. Thanks, Celia.

  8. I missed the first book so I’ll have to pick it up. I can’t resist a female Longmire

  9. I really like to read this kind of book. I love the Longmire series so this sounds great.

    • I’m also a huge admirer of Craig Johnson and the Longmire series. While no one can do that quite like he does, I hope Kate has her own charms! Thanks, Mary Jane.

  10. I love the new cover! The fact that she is facing away from us adds to the intrigue I think.

    • Thanks, Dawn. I really like the ominous sky and the birds. They put birds on Stripped Bare’s cover, too, and I like how that repeats. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Doward Wilson

    Sounds like a series & author to add to my TBR List. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Another new author and series to me. Looking forward to reading.

  13. What a great cover! Sounds like a book I would really enjoy.

  14. Added to my TBR list.

    • Mary, you WIN for the cutest profile picture. We could all use more puppies in our lives. Well, at least pictures of puppies, because real puppies require lots of work!

  15. Looks pretty scary with that foreboding cover! Thank you for the contest!

    • Hi John, It’s not so scary, but there’s danger and adventure. And, although beautiful in its own way, the rugged landscape of the Sandhills should always be respected.

  16. I must read this! Thanks for the chance.

  17. Della Williamson

    A most intriguing post. A new author to me. Am really looking forward to reading this book. So hope it will be sooner. Rather than later

  18. What an exciting series that I have somehow missed. Would love to win a copy of the 1st title. Thank you for the chance

  19. ” a female Longmire ” – I must enter!!!

  20. Ohhh….how did i not hear of this series…..thank you for the heads up & giveaway…..

  21. I’d love to start this series—Kate Fox sounds like an interesting character.

  22. **** WINNER ****
    of Stripped Bare by Shannon Baker – Karen B.

  23. Thanks, everyone! Karen, your book will be on its way soon!