Staging Wars (A Laura Bishop Mystery)
by Grace Topping
STAGING WARS is an intriguing, well-plotted mystery that includes characters with chemistry, humor, and hints of things to come.
~Cozy Up With Kathy
Staging Wars is a perfect mystery. When I say perfect, I mean this: – Excellent story development, wonderful character portrayal, twists you never see coming and a mind-blowing ending. (I cannot stop thinking about this particular scene – “finding a way through the chutes”.)
~The Book Decoder
Staging Wars is filled with great characters and a substantial mystery that kept me engaged and entertained from beginning to end. I am excited to see what Laura stages next.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book
STAGING WARS is officially on my list of favorite books of 2020! . . . I couldn’t put this book down. I was actually really bummed when I finished the last page and had to close the book.
~Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Staging Wars by Grace Topping is a beautiful read. The characters come to life, and the setting is superb.
~Baroness’ Book Trove
Staging Wars fits my definition of the perfect cozy mystery book. It’s not gruesome; doesn’t have strong language; has a well-plotted mystery that’s not easy to solve; doesn’t have sexual situations; and leaves you with a good, cozy feeling.
~Christy’s Cozy Corners
Staging Wars by Grace Topping is charming and smartly written, with layered characters you’ll want as friends . . . References to fictional detectives & classic mystery novels are the icing on the cake. Fun read!
~Reading Is My SuperPower
About Staging Wars
Staging Wars (A Laura Bishop Mystery)
2nd in Series
Publisher: Henery Press (April 28, 2020)
Hardcover: 254 pages
Paperback: 254 pages
Digital ASIN: B084BT29GG
Laura Bishop’s new home staging business is growing in popularity, though not with her nemesis. Laura has long suspected established interior designer Monica Heller of sabotaging her fledgling company—and having an affair with her late husband.
When the ultra-chic Monica is caught at the scene of a murder, Laura is plenty happy to imagine her languishing in a prison cell with bedsheets far from her normal 600-thread Egyptian cotton. But her delight is short-lived.
When Laura’s friends land on the police’s radar, Laura must overcome her dislike of Monica to help solve the crime. Not an easy task since Laura and Monica have been at war since the second grade.
About Grace Topping
Grace Topping is a recovering technical writer and IT project manager, accustomed to writing lean, boring documents. Let loose to write fiction, she is now creating murder mysteries and killing off characters who remind her of some of the people she dealt with during her career. Fictional revenge is sweet. She’s using her experience helping friends stage their homes for sale as inspiration for her Laura Bishop mystery series. The series is about a woman starting a new career midlife as a home stager. The first book in the series, Staging is Murder, is a 2019 Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel. Grace is the former vice president of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime, and a member of the SINC Guppies and Mystery Writers of America. She lives with her husband in Northern Virginia.
Website – https://www.gracetopping.com
Twitter – https://twitter.com/gtoppingauthor
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/GraceToppingAuthor
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