Gail Oust
Gail Oust is an American author of cozy mystery novels as well as historical romance novels (as Elizabeth Turner). She writes the Bunco Babes Mysteries (ft. Kate McCall) and the Spice Shop Mysteries series. Throughout her life, Gail and her long-time husband, Bob, have lived in Chicago, upstate New York and the Detroit suburbs. Following a move to a small South Carolina town that is reminiscent of Kate McCall’s hometown, Gail switched from historical romances to cozy mysteries. Being that she has enjoyed mysteries ever since she was a young girl reading Nancy Drew, the switch was not a difficult one for her.

Gail Oust became a published novelist in 1986 with the novel Sweet Possession as Elizabeth Turner. In 2009, she debuted as a cozy mystery author with Whack ‘n’ Roll (later reissued as Murder is Dicey). Below is a list of Gail Oust’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Bunco Babes Mysteries Books


Whack 'n' Roll(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
'Til Dice Do Us Part(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shake, Murder, and Roll(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Spice Shop Mysteries Books


Rosemary and Crime(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kill 'em with Cayenne(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cinnamon Toasted(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Sweet Possession(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Forbidden Fires(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fortune's Captive(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midnight Rain(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Inside Paradise(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bayou Magic(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wild and Sweet(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rebel's Treasure(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Just Before Daybreak(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Whack ‘n’ Roll was re-published as Murder is Dicey. ‘Til Dice Do Us Part was re-published as Roll Over and Play Dead. Shake, Murder, and Roll was reissued as Death Rolls the Dice. All standalone novels are historical romances written as Elizabeth Turner.

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Gail Oust Synopsis: Whack ‘N’ Roll (aka Murder is Dicey) by Gail Oust is the first book in the Bunco Babes Mysteries series, featuring Kate McCall. The 60ish club at Serenity Cove Estates in South Carolina are always keeping active. When not playing Bunco or putting the greens, they are gossiping as well as partying. So it’s no surprise that when Kate McCall and her fellow Bunco Babes come across a dismembered arm during a golf game, rumors – and excitement – follow. The Bunco Babes decide to roll out their own investigation. But some of the suspects are right in their very own manicured backyards. And there’s no forfeiting the game if the wrong roll of the dice sends the killer their way…


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