Gayle Trent
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Gayle Trent

Gayle Trent (and pseudonym Amanda Lee) writes the Daphne Martin Cake Decorating series and the Embroidery Mystery series. The cake decorating series features a heroine who is starting her life over in Southwest Virginia after a nasty divorce. The Embroidery Mystery series features a heroine who recently moved to the Oregon coast to open an embroidery specialty shop.

The cake decorating series features a heroine who is starting her life over in Southwest Virginia after a nasty divorce. The heroine, Daphne, has returned to her hometown of Brea Ridge to open a cake baking and decorating business and is wrestling with the question of whether or not one can go home again. She enjoys spending time with her sister, nephew, and niece, but she and her mother have a complicated relationship that isn't always pleasant. Daphne has also reconnected with her high school sweetheart and is pursuing a rekindled romance while desperately trying to put her past behind her. Kerry Vincent, Hall of Fame Sugar Artist, Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show Director, and Television Personality says the series is "a must read for cake bakers and anyone who has ever spent creative time in the kitchen!"

Says Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times bestselling author, "One day I found myself happily reading . . . mysteries by Gayle Trent. If she can win me over . . . she's got a great future."

Gayle Trent lives in Virginia with her family, which includes her own "Angus" who is not an Irish wolfhound but a Great Pyrenees who provides plenty of inspiration for the character of Mr. O'Ruff. Her book KILLER WEDDING CAKE won a bronze medal in the IPPY Cozy Mystery category for 2016.

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    • The Calamity Café

    • A Down South Café Mystery
    • By: Gayle Leeson
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Morris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Tired of waiting tables, Amy Flowers doesn't just quit - she offers to buy the place from her bully of a boss. Showing up ready to negotiate, Amy is shocked to find her former employer murdered....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Murder cafe

    • By happyjo on 08-10-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Silence of the Jams

    • By: Gayle Leeson
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Lee Morris
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The Down South Cafe is open and flourishing, and Amy Flowers is busy making pies and cakes for the holiday. The only thorn in her side is the chamber of commerce director George Lincoln....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
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    • By Beatrice on 06-13-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Honey-Baked Homicide

    • By: Gayle Leeson
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Lee Morris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    When struggling beekeeper Stuart Landon asks Amy to sell some of his honey, she's happy to help. But their partnership is cut short when she discovers his body outside the café....

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Killer Wedding Cake

    • Daphne Martin Cake Mystery
    • By: Gayle Trent
    • Narrated by: Robin Davis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great

    • By CARLEEN A. TEPE on 07-02-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Murder Takes the Cake

    • By: Gayle Trent
    • Narrated by: Carol Herman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    When the meanest gossip in Brea Ridge dies mysteriously, suspicions turn to cake decorator Daphne Martin....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • I tried to like it

    • By Desarae on 06-09-12

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Dead Pan

    • Daphne Martin Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Gayle Trent
    • Narrated by: Karen Commins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Once again, Daphne Martin is the prime suspect when her baked goods are found at the scene of the crime....

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Flame

    • By: Gayle Trent
    • Narrated by: robin davis
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Sparks flew from the moment they met. Beryl Madison answered her summons to teacher Terry Goodson's second-grade classroom to defend her nephew's "odd behavior"....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Easy Book to Listen to While Working

    • By Becky Smith on 11-15-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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