A Shot of Murder

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ISBN: 978-1-7775824-1-8


She’s a reporter with a nose for trouble. But when the story is murder, will she end up above the fold or buried in the back?

1948: Kingston, Canada—Charley Hall knows she’s a better reporter than any man in the newsroom. Demoted to the women’s page, her job on the city beat given to a returning soldier, she shifts her energy to locating her brother who disappeared after his latest bender. Her search leads to the woman last seen with him, found dead with a bullet in her neck.

Driven to catch the killer and clear her brother’s name, Charley encounters a mysterious cop from Toronto who’s showing an intense interest in the case. But as she uncovers the victim’s murky past, tracking down the shooter could land the intrepid journalist in the obituaries.

Can this gutsy gal prove her investigative skills and live to tell the tale?

A Shot of Murder is the first book in the atmospheric Charley Hall historical cozy mystery series. If you like strong female protagonists, period pieces, and small-town misdeeds, then you’ll love Brenda Gayle’s compelling whodunit.

Buy A Shot of Murder to bring justice to the front page today!

The reviews are in!

I could not put this book down! No word of exaggeration…. Gayle has crafted a mystery that kept me guessing right to the very end while also writing accurate historical fiction that made my little historian heart sing. – Westveil Publishing

It’s a solid first book in a new series, and I’d recommend to cozy mystery readers, especially those who like a little historical twist. – Novels Alive 

This book was an intriguing, exciting, suspenseful, mystery read that fully captured my attention and kept me engaged throughout the story!!! – Fabulous and Brunette 

A Shot of Murder is a brilliantly written story leaving one clue after another sending Charley in all different directions in her search for her brother. It kept me guessing right along with Charley from beginning to end. – The Avid Reader 

A Shot of Murder is a delightful read. Ms. Gayle brings the unconventional heroine to vivid life, with dialogue that crackles and a strong sense of the comic. – Beyond Romance 

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