A Shot of Murder (4-chapter SAMPLER)

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

1948, Ontario, Canada: Charley Hall knows she’s a better reporter than any man in the newsroom. Frustrated to be demoted to the women’s pages so her job on the city beat can be given to a returning soldier, she refocuses her energy into locating her brother who disappeared after his latest bender. She’s horrified when 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 out of town 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 gritty journalist in the obituaries.

Can this plucky dame 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.

"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."
Jenna Rideout, Westeveil Publishing

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