Designs On Murder:
A Ghostly Fashionista Mystery
by Gayle Leeson
Wow, just WOW! Gayle Leeson has written a book that is the total Cat’s Pyjamas! Murder, Ghosts, and Fashion … oh MY!
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog
Fashion, a saucy ghost, and a bit of romance provide a rich backdrop to an intriguing mystery.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
When you read this book (notice I didn’t say “if”!) you will want to read the author’s notes because she provides detail for Max’s actions and reactions based on when she lived in the 20s. I appreciated the research she did for this book and I am sure you will too.
Designs on Murder is an entertaining cozy mystery. Amanda Tucker and Max Englebright are delightful characters.
~The Avid Reader
The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and through her words, I could picture the clothing being designed and the stores in Shops on Main.
I loved the cast of characters.
~Nadaness In Motion
Definitely one of the most entertaining cozy mysteries I’ve read, in a subgenre that consistently produces excellently, DESIGNS ON MURDER initiates what I’m sure will be one of my favourite cozy mystery series.
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies
For a first in series, this book has everything I could want.
This book is just full of charm, mystery, and characters we can all get attached to . . . I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews
Designs on Murder by Gayle Leeson is fantastic. I absolutely adored everything!
~Baroness’ Book Trove
I absolutely adored this mystery with its sassy dialogue, well-written storyline and delightful characters.
It’s a fast-paced mystery that I devoured.
~Socrates’ Book Reviews…
Gayle brought all these characters to life for me very well. I love a book that makes me feel like I am watching everything that is happening.
~I’m All About Books
As always, Gayle delivered another great story and series with this one . . . The story flowed well making a quick and easy read. I am anxiously anticipating the next in this quirky series.
~Melina’s Book Blog
About the Book
Designs On Murder: A Ghostly Fashionista Mystery
1st in Series
Grace Abraham Publishing (March 26, 2019)
Print Length: 229 pages
What if you discovered your lively new friend wasn’t really…alive?
Amanda Tucker is excited about opening her fashion design studio in Shops On Main, a charming old building in historic Abingdon, Virginia. She didn’t realize a ghost came with the property! But soon Maxine “Max” Englebright, a young woman who died in 1930, isn’t the only dead person at the retail complex. Mark Tinsley, a web designer with a know-it-all attitude who also rented space at Shops On Main, is shot in his office.
Amanda is afraid that one of her new “friends” and fellow small business owners is his killer, and Max is encouraging her to solve Mark’s murder a la Nancy Drew. Easy for Max to want to investigate–the ghostly fashionista can’t end up the killer’s next victim!
About the Author
Gayle Leeson is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent. Gayle has also written as Amanda Lee and Gayle Trent. As Amanda Lee, she wrote the Embroidery Mystery series, and as Gayle Trent, she writes the Daphne Martin Cake Mystery series and the Myrtle Crumb Mystery series. Going forward, Gayle intends to keep her writing until the Gayle Leeson name. She has a series of women’s fiction novellas set in a shopping mall that has been converted to include micro-apartments (the Kinsey Falls series) and has just begun this new cozy series, the Ghostly Fashionista Mystery series. Another Down South Cafe novel is slated for release in August with book two in the Ghostly Fashionista series scheduled for October.
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