Staging Is Murder
A new book by a new author always leaves the reader wondering what is coming. Grace Topping and Henery Books have not disappointed.
My first thought, as I picked up this book, was that I was about to read another theater or movie themed book. WRONG!! Laura Bishop is not into the stage as much as she is into real estate - her job is preparing a house to sell, regardless of the shape she finds it in when first enters its doors. This theme is carried throughout the book as each chapter is prefaced with a brief one two sentence hint on the techniques anyone can use to stage their home.
The mystery really begins when Victoria Denton comes tumbling down the laundry chute at Laura Bishop’s feet. The police are convinced that Tyrone Webster (Laura’s helper/assistant) is guilty and quickly arrest him and proceed to build their case. Laura is not quite so sure; and, like any great amateur detective, begins to interview those involved - friends, neighbors, and suspects.
The result is a cozy mystery that will keep the reader captivated and engrossed as he and she moves through the book. This reader will be looking for more from Grace Topping and Laura Bishop. Easily, a five-star cozy mystery.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.