Gayle Trent Amanda Lee
Gayle Trent is an American author of cozy mystery and suspense novels. She writes the Myrtle Crumb, Daphne Martin and Embroidery Mysteries series (as Amanda Lee). In addition to writing novels, Gayle also writes blogs for several websites. She lives in Southwest Virginia with her family.

Gayle Trent became a published author in 1999 with the teen mystery novel Photo Finish. She made her debut as Amanda Lee in 2010 with The Quick and the Thread. Below is a list of Gayle Trent’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Myrtle Crumb Books

Between a Clutch and a Hard Place (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When Good Bras Go Bad (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Claus of Death (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Soup...Er...Myrtle! (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perp and Circumstance (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Party Line (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Daphne Martin Mystery Books

Murder Takes the Cake (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Pan (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer Sweet Tooth (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Battered to Death (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killer Wedding Cake (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Down South Café Mystery Books

(as Gayle Leeson)

The Calamity Café (As:Gayle Leeson) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silence of the Jams (As:Gayle Leeson) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Honey-Baked Homicide (As:Gayle Leeson) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Apples and Alibis (As:Gayle Leeson) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Embroidery Mysteries Books

(as Amanda Lee)

The Quick and the Thread (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stitch Me Deadly (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thread Reckoning (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Stitch Good Night (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thread on Arrival (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross Stitch Before Dying (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thread End (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wicked Stitch (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stitching Hour (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Better Off Thread (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ghostly Fashionista Mystery Books

(as Gayle Leeson)

Designs On Murder (As:Gayle Leeson) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Perils and Lace (As:Gayle Leeson) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Kinsey Falls Books

(as Gayle Leeson)

Hightail It to Kinsey Falls (As:Gayle Leeson) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Putting Down Roots in Kinsey Falls (As:Gayle Leeson) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sleighing It in Kinsey Falls (As:Gayle Leeson) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Victoria Square Mystery Books

A Crafty Killing (By:Lorraine Bartlett) (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Walled Flower (By:Lorraine Bartlett) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Hot Murder (By:Lorraine Bartlett) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead, Bath, and Beyond (By:Laurie Cass,Lorraine Bartlett) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Yule Be Dead (As: Gayle Leeson, With: Lorraine Bartlett) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Ink (As: Gayle Leeson, With: Lorraine Bartlett) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Murderous Misconception (As: Gayle Leeson, With: Lorraine Bartlett) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Man's Hand (As: Gayle Leeson, With: Lorraine Bartlett) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Photo Finish (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Anything for a Buck (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mourning Ring (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Broken Promise (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Perfect Woman (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Her Blood (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flame (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Laughing and Learning (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Mossy Creek Books

Mossy Creek (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reunion at Mossy Creek (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Summer in Mossy Creek (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blessings of Mossy Creek (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Day in Mossy Creek (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
At Home in Mossy Creek (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Gone But Not Forgotten (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Critters of Mossy Creek (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Closer Than They Appear (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Embroidery Mysteries series is written under the pen name Amanda Lee. The Perfect Woman, The Mourning Ring and Broken Promise were written as Holly Jordan.

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Gayle Trent Synopsis: In The Perfect Woman by Holly Jordan, advertising execs believe that the “perfect woman” could be what they need to save their company. In the search for the flawless woman, they interview a bunch of women, offering to share profits even if they don’t get hired, in order to keep quiet. The women all have their own reasons for taking the offer, but this perfect offer turns out to be too perfect when a murderer is after the women, looking to pick them off one by one.

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