Reviews for Whack ‘n Roll

"Fiesty and intelligent, Kate is an admirable protagonist with genuinely clever detective skills.  Far superior to the typical cozy, this uniquely capricious mystery will engage readers from the very first page to the surprising conclusion." Starred review Publishers Weeklly
"Gail Oust provides a complex whodunit starring a cast of eccentric sexagenarians.” Harriet Klausner,
The Bunco Babes Mysteries

Whack ‘n Roll

August 2009

Obsidian/NAL/Penguin Publishing Group

ISBN: 978-0-451-22769-0


Serenity Cove Estates, a retirement community for ‘active adults, is anything but serene after Kate McCall and her friends discover a severed arm in a Walmart bag while playing golf. Armed with the Complete Idiots Guide to Forensics, Kate sets out to solve the crime much to the chagrin of Sheriff Sumter Wiggins.  Along the way, Kate enlists the help of the eleven irrepressible women in her bi-monthly Bunco group, known as the Bunco Babes.  Kate and the Babes are a force to reckoned with as they eliminate possible victims then zero in on 'persons of interest.’


It's filled with good humor and saucy characters that will keep readers in stitches as they follow the group of friends tied together by their love for the popular dice game.
Fresh Fiction

‘Til Dice Do Us Part
April 2010
Obsidian/NAL/Penguin Publishing Group
ISBN:  978-0-451-22942-7

The Bunco Babes welcome the return of Claudia Connors and her new husband, Lance Ledeaux, an unemployed actor she met on the Internet.  Lance persuades the Babes to partake in a murder play he's written.  When he’s killed during a rehearsal, Claudia is literally holding the smoking gun.  It’s up to Kate and the Babes to prove Claudia’s innocence—or their friend could end up throwing dice behind bars.

Kate is a believable character who refreshingly admits she is addicted to homicide investigation.  Her love life adds pizzazz to the mix.
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Shake, Murder and Roll
May 2011
Obsidian/NAL/Penguin Publishing Group

ISBN: 978-0-451-22769-0

Kate McCall loves bunco. Gardening not so much. Rumors of food poisoning run rampant in Serenity Cove after a celebrity botanist collapses and her beau dies after a garden club sponsored event. Is it the Southern fried cuisine? Or something more sinister? With the help of her friends, Kate sets out to find the answer.

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