The latest embroidery mystery, WICKED STITCH, is now available for in paperback and ebook forms!


Wicked Stitch

When murder strikes the small town of Tallulah Falls, embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer isn’t afraid of getting into the knitty-gritty to clear her own name…


For most small-business owners in Tallulah Falls, the upcoming Renaissance Faire is a wonderful way to promote their specialty shops. For Marcy’s nemesis, Nellie, and her sister Clara, it’s an opportunity to finally put Marcy and her shop, the Seven-Year Stitch, out of business. Apparently the sisters like to keep their grudges all in the family and have set up a competing booth right next to Marcy’s at the Faire.


When Clara is discovered dead in her own booth—strangled by the scarf she had almost finished knitting—Marcy becomes the prime suspect. Now she has to do whatever it takes to keep her reputation from unraveling and get to the bottom of a most deadly yarn…

Now available, the latest cake decorating mystery, Killer Wedding Cake!



Killer Wedding Cake


Daphne Martin’s wedding to Ben Jacobs is only a couple of weeks away. An award-winning cake decorator, Daphne is busy designing their wedding cake. Her twin nephew and niece, Lucas and Leslie, are excited about being in the wedding party. And Daphne’s brother-in-law Jason is planning a bachelor party for Ben. Everything is going beautifully until Daphne’s ex-husband Todd shows up. Just released from prison after serving a sentence based on his shooting a gun at Daphne, Todd comes to Brea Ridge to profess his undying love for her.
Despite Daphne’s attempts to make Todd leave town, he insists on hanging around to reconnect with people he used to know. When he’s found murdered, Daphne finds herself at the center of the investigation. Now she must track down Todd’s killer before she becomes the next victim. Can she still make it to the church on time?

in her blood


In Her Blood


Just released from Devine Destinies….


Alexandra McCormick’s great-grandmother was a brutal serial killer in the early 1900’s. With her mother currently serving time in prison for murdering Alexandra’s stepfather, Alexandra decides to do her college research paper on whether or not the tendency to commit murder or other violent crimes may be passed on genetically.  Her research takes her to Savannah, Georgia, a city built upon its dead. There, she meets Chad Greenway, whose ancestor is Alice Riley, the first woman hanged in the state of Georgia. Alice was put to death for killing her abusive master. As a freelance writer, Chad agrees to help Alexandra with her research provided he can write a story about her quest. Soon it seems everyone Alexandra meets winds up murdered.


This psychological thriller is a departure from the cozy mysteries Gayle usually writes, but she thinks you’ll enjoy it!


Upcoming Appearances:


In Her Blood Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour – March 10 – 19, 2015

Wicked Stitch Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour – April 7 – 17, 2015

Books-A-Million, Bristol, Virginia – April 11, 2015 12-4 p.m.

Mountain Empire Comics, Bristol, Tennessee – May 2, 2015 10 a.m.

Nickerson Snead House, Glade Spring, Virginia – May 30, 2015 10 a.m.

Killer Wedding Cake Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour – August 4 – 17, 2015

Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show – October 2-4, 2015

Bouchercon – October 8 – 11, 2015

Southwest Virginia Reading Council – October 24, 2015