A Dressed for Death Mystery

3 books in series
2.5 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

Gunfight at Grace Gulch Publisher's Summary

The feud between the Graces and the Gaynors is still going strong more than a century after its inception in the 1891 Oklahoma land run. Newspaper editor Penn Hardy is murdered during the reenactment of the most famous gunfight in the history of Grace Gulch, Oklahoma. Cici Wilde, owner of a vintage clothing store, feels compelled to investigate when police suspect people close to her. She soon discovers her talent for sleuthing equals her flair for wearing period clothing. Theater director Audie Howe never expected the reenactment to end in a real murder. He cares too much for the future of the Magda Grace Mallory Theater - and the charming Cici Wilde - to let her face danger alone. Cici and Audie take a dangerous gamble to nail the killer - and lay their lives on the line.

©2015 Darlene Franklin (P)2016 Darlene Franklin
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  • Book 1

    • Gunfight at Grace Gulch

    • A Dressed for Death Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Darlene Franklin
    • Narrated by: Jae Huff
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The feud between the Graces and the Gaynors is still going strong more than a century after its inception in the 1891 Oklahoma land run. Newspaper editor Penn Hardy is murdered during the reenactment of the most famous gunfight in the history of Grace Gulch, Oklahoma. Cici Wilde, owner of a vintage clothing store, feels compelled to investigate when police suspect people close to her. She soon discovers her talent for sleuthing equals her flair for wearing period clothing.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I couldn't finish it

    • By Della on 01-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • A String of Murders

    • A Dressed for Death Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Darlene Franklin
    • Narrated by: Jae Huff
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Cici Wilde's fiancé, Audie Howe, calls her with disturbing news. Her store's been broken into and worse, someone murdered the intruder. The victim clutches a string of pearls in one hand and a threatening e-mail in the other. It reads "I know what you're doing. Meet me at Cici's Vintage Clothing at 8:30 p.m. Saturday night." With the discovery of the body, a recent spate of ugly e-mails throughout the Grace Gulch community becomes intensely personal.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage Clothes, an Acting Company and Murder!

    • By Debbie on 11-22-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Paint Me a Murder

    • A Dressed for Death Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Darlene Franklin
    • Narrated by: Jae Huff
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Two years have passed since the last murder rocked Grace Gulch. Life has settled down for the three Wilde sisters. The town is celebrating the opening of the MGM Center for the Arts with a clue-driven scavenger hunt, and Cici expects her first child in six weeks. Newcomers have joined the community, including Cici's mother-in-law, Gilda Howe. Cici's peace is shattered when an art studio burns down with a body inside. The missing artist quickly becomes a primary suspect because of his public breakup with the victim.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Murder, a Mural, and a Mother-in-Law

    • By Debbie on 11-30-16

    Regular price: $19.95