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I'm Gayle Leeson, and I write the Ghostly Fashionista mystery series, the Down South Cafe mystery series, the Kinsey Falls chick-lit series. With Lorraine Bartlett, I've co-written two books in the Victoria Square series with more to come!


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Secrets and Sequins
A Ghostly Fashionista Mystery

The masquerade may be over, but a deadly mystery still looms.


Amanda Tucker, a masterful retro fashion designer, jumps at the chance to showcase her skills by designing stunning gowns for an upcoming masquerade ball. Her talented assistant, Zoe, is tasked with creating matching masks for the occasion. However, the festivities are cut short when the caterer is found brutally murdered, and Zoe's mother becomes the prime suspect.


As if that weren't enough, Amanda's Grandpa Dave faces a life-changing decision. He must choose whether to stay in the town he's called home for decades or move across the country with his girlfriend. Meanwhile, Amanda uses her keen fashion sense and sharp attention to detail to unravel a tangled web of secrets and lies that threatens to destroy everything and everyone she holds dear. Will she be able to solve the case and bring the killer to justice, or will the killer strike again?

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Reviews are In

Despite the fact that a man was murdered, I still managed to smile most of the way through the book (especially when Aunt Bess was up to her usual feisty antics). Amy and crew are fabulous as always, and the mystery was very well-plotted and layered.
~Reading Is My SuperPower



Designs on Murder

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.
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Praise for The Calamity Cafe
(Reviews for all books on the book page)

"CALAMITY CAFÉ is a delightful cozy mystery by Gayle Leeson that will leave you wanting more. After reading the first book in this new series, "Down South Café," you'll be drooling over the delicious southern dishes Amy is serving up. And Ms. Leeson includes some of those recipes at the end of the book.  A great summer read . . . can't wait for the next one!" - Viki Ferrell, Fresh Fiction


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