Death of a Flying Nightingale

“Riveting and affecting . . . a touching and heartfelt celebration of three ordinary women who achieved the extraordinary.”

—Susan Elia MacNeal, New York Times bestselling author of the Maggie Hope mysteries

“. . . A gripping plot and a tender heart . . . Laugh & cry with these three splendid women, marvel at their bravery, cheer on their sleuthing, and simply luxuriate in the company of a writer who does both romantic and unflinching brilliantly.”

—Catriona McPherson, award-winning author of In Place of Fear

“A compelling tale of courageous young women in World War II . . . the reader will soar and weep alike reading Walker’s well-told story.”

—Edith Maxwell/Maddie Day, Agatha Award-winning author of historical and cozy mysteries

“Brimming with historical detail and layered with emotional depth . . . I loved it!”

—Melissa Amateis, WWII historian and author of The Stranger from Berlin

Good Girl

“Brutally honest, sharply intelligent, courageous, and even funny. Laura Walker’s indomitable spirit will make you stand up and cheer.”

—Catriona McPherson, bestselling author of the Dandy Gilver series

“Anne Lamott meets Erma Bombeck.”

—Rev. Jane A. Willan, author of the Sister Agatha & Father Selwyn mysteries

“Funny, snarky, poignant, self-deprecating, and deadly serious when it needs to be.”

—Becky Johnson, bestselling author

Murder Most Sweet


Nominated for a 2020 Agatha Award for Best First Novel!

“Light and sassy … appealing characters and snappy dialogue.”

—Publishers Weekly

“A wryly amusing cozy debut lent credence by the author’s own experience as a cancer survivor.”

—Kirkus Reviews

Hope, Faith & a Corpse

“[A] warmhearted, humorous addition to the pantheon of clerical sleuths.”

Kirkus Reviews

“[A] pleasing series launch.”

Publishers Weekly

“A promising new series…Readers will finish this mystery already hungry for more.”

BookPage, starred review

Deadly Delights

“…Entertaining sequel… Lively characters complement the twisty plot.”

—Publishers Weekly

“Simple, with sweet treats like Wisconsin’s Cozy Kringle, but with a couple of neat twists.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“Deadly Delights moves along at warp speed… [Walker’s] writing and story development is top notch.”

—New York Journal of Books

About Me

I’ve loved words ever since I read 103 books in Miss Vopelensky’s first-grade class. That’s when I first dreamed of becoming a writer. My dream came true many years later when my first book was published at the age of forty.

Now after more than a decade away from publishing I’m thrilled to be back and writing again!

I write in several genres—what can I say? The ideas come fast and furious from all directions. In 2022, the book of my soul, my memoir, Good Girl,  released—the most transparent and vulnerable book I’ve ever written. My latest book, Death of a Flying Nightingale (releasing in September 2024), shines a spotlight on an overlooked group of WWII women heroes—The Flying Nightingales—who risked their lives flying into combat zones to evacuate the wounded. It was my great privilege and honor to interview the last remaining Flying Nightingale for my historical fiction debut. More to come!

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

Vincent van Gogh

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