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Theodosia Browning investigates a Charleston steeped in tradition and treachery

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How far would you go to get justice for the one you love?

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The trick is to marry for love—a task easier said than done!

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They are part of an elite unit. On task. Off grid.

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True love deserves a second chance . . . .

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Shocking evidence hits close to home...

Gayle Trent

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Gayle Trent | FreshFiction + Fresh Cake = A Delicious Combination!
November 14, 2009
I’m thrilled to be a part of FreshFiction and to have the opportunity to introduce you to my series, the   Read More...

Pseudonym for Amanda Lee.
Pseudonym: Gayle Leeson.

Dear Reader

Have you ever wanted a "do-over"? Daphne Martin knows all about do-overs. At age 40, she retired from a government job in Tennessee to move back to her hometown of Brea Ridge, Virginia to start her own cake decorating business. With her ex-husband serving time in a Tennessee prison for attempted murder (lucky for Daphne, he's a lousy marksman), Daphne is eager to put her old life behind her and start life anew.

I hope you'll join Daphne in her cake decorating adventures in Brea Ridge. You'll meet a parrot who facilitates breaking and entering, a woman named China who is anything but fragile, a prize-winning guinea pig who lives high on the hog and a widow in her sixties who enjoys rocking out to musical video games.

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Gayle Trent is a ‘cozy mystery’ author whose work combines quirky characters like Daphne Martin with merriment and suspense for small town adventures in Murder Takes the Cake - the first book in the Daphne Martin Cake Decorating Mystery Series

Gayle writes a cozy embroidery mystery series for NAL/Penguin under the pseudonym Amanda Lee. The first book in that series is due to be released in August of 2010. If you're a hobby enthusiast, be sure to visit Gayle's blog on Mondays and Wednesdays to read "Killer Cakes" and "Sew Deadly" (respectively), newsletters written by the heroines of Gayle's mystery series.



Daphne Martin Cake Decorating Mystery | Myrtle Crumb


The Flame, April 2016
Perp and Circumstance, October 2015
A Myrtle Crumb Mystery #5)
Killer Wedding Cake, July 2015
Soup...Er...Myrtle!, June 2014
A Myrtle Crumb Mystery #4
Claus of Death, December 2013
A Myrtle Crumb Mystery #3
Battered To Death, October 2013
When Good Bras Go Bad, December 2012
Myrtle Crumb Series #2
Killer Sweet Tooth, October 2011
Murder Takes The Cake, April 2011
Daphne Martin Cake Mystery #1
Dead Pan, November 2009
Daphne Martin Cake Decorating Mystery #2
Murder Takes The Cake, October 2008
Daphne Martin Cake Decorating Mystery #1
Between A Clutch And A Hard Place, November 2004
Myrtle Crumb Mystery #1


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Murder Takes The Cake  
Dead Pan  


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