In addition to being the author of the Marnie Baranuik Files, AJ Aalto is an unrepentant liar, a poor Sudoku puzzler, a badge bunny, a PVP gamer, and a fruitcake. When not studying murder or writing dick jokes, you can find her singing Monty Python songs in the shower, eavesdropping on strangers, stalking her eye doctor, or failing at life. A fan of the ridiculous, she has a particular weak spot for smug a**holes, and enjoys poking narcissists right in the ego construct. Readers will find her work littered with dark creatures and flawed monsters.

AJ cannot say no to a Snickers bar, and has been known to swallow her gum.

Book List in Order: 10 titles


  • Ever since they were children, Gillian Hearth has been her sister Frankie’s guardian, her sounding board, and her best friend. Together, the Hearth sisters quietly bury their secrets and form a formidable team during any crisis. Purchasing the old ...


  • Reeling from her losses and trying to regroup, the Great White Shark of psychic investigation turns her focus on self-improvement, though her remaining friends call it self-flagellation. Marnie is determined to move forward at maximum warp, trauma be...


  • Marnie Baranuik is confident that her new psychic detective agency will be a great success, and she has eight million business cards to prove it. But before the paint even dries on her open for business sign, she’s summoned to face the Demon King A...


  • When an FBI Internal Affairs investigation lands the Preternatural Crimes Unit in a bureaucratic spank-fest, it feels like the perfect time for Marnie Baranuik to skip town and lend her expertise to a bear-sized Canadian cop who doesn't want her help...


  • Jail probably would have been a better place to spend a Thursday afternoon, but when a preternatural expert is needed, there's no one else who can fill Marnie Baranuik's Keds. Beset by a rampaging stone monster and a furious quarry owner, trapped bet...



  • Marnie Baranuik is back, and this time, the Great White Shark of psychic investigations has “people skills” and a new assistant who seems to harbor an unhealthy curiosity about Harry, her revenant companion. Together, they've got a whole lot of q...


  • The media has nicknames for Marnie Baranuik, though she'd rather they didn't; twice-Touched by the Blue Sense, a rare dual-talented psychic with a doctorate in preternatural biology and a working knowledge of the dark arts, she was considered without...






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    Marnie Baranuik has barely had time to enjoy her break from the FBI’s Preternatural Crimes Unit when her favorite hunky vampire hunter comes calling. If Kill-Notch Batten can’t oust an unruly garden invader, maybe Marnie can, but when a wayward w...