Designs On Murder by Gayle Leeson

When Amanda decides to lease a space in historic Abingdon, Virginia's Shops On Main, she's surprised to learn that she has a resident ghost. But soon Maxine “Max”, a young woman who died in 1930, isn't the only dead person at the retail complex. Mark, a web designer who rented space at Shops On Main, is shot in his office.

Amanda is afraid that one of her new “friends” is a killer, and Max is encouraging her to solve Mark's murder a la Nancy Drew. Easy for Max to want to investigate–she can't end up the killer's next victim!

“As a sucker for a fun ghost story, I can say Gayle Leeson’s DESIGNS ON MURDER scores on many levels including a spunky entrepreneur and a charming setting. Now that I’ve read the first one, I’ll be counting the days until the next in the series arrives.” –Lorna Barrett, author of the New York Times Bestselling Booktown Mysteries

In DESIGNS ON MURDER, Gayle Leeson sketches a stylish plot accessorized with a spectral fashionista sidekick. This series debut is a delight!” -Diane Vallere, national bestselling author

Wow, just WOW! Gayle Leeson has written a book that is the total Cat’s Pyjamas! Murder, Ghosts, and Fashion … oh MY!
~A Wytch’s Book Review Blog

Fashion, a saucy ghost, and a bit of romance provide a rich backdrop to an intriguing mystery.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

When you read this book (notice I didn’t say “if”!) you will want to read the author’s notes because she provides detail for Max’s actions and reactions based on when she lived in the 20s. I appreciated the research she did for this book and I am sure you will too.
~Storeybook Reviews

Definitely one of the most entertaining cozy mysteries I’ve read, in a subgenre that consistently produces excellently, DESIGNS ON MURDER initiates what I’m sure will be one of my favourite cozy mystery series.
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies

This book is just full of charm, mystery, and characters we can all get attached to . . . I totally loved it so I give it 5/5 stars.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Designs on Murder by Gayle Leeson is fantastic. I absolutely adored everything!
~Baroness’ Book Trove