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Staging is Murder–when less is more

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Staging is Murder

Staging is Murder

Laura Bishop has quit her boring IT job, but still has debts to pay off from her mother’s illness and funeral. She has allowed herself one year to make a success of a new staging business, helping people prepare their homes to look their best for resale. Her friend Nita, whose large Italian family “adopted” Laura years ago, is the “Lucy” to Laura’s “Ethel” as they try to solve a murder and free Tyrone, Laura’s assistant in the business. There are lots of suspects, and my heart was in my throat when Laura decided to confide in one of them as I felt sure he was the murderer. Was he? Why did someone want Laura to stop investigating? Will she be able to discover the murderer before he or she strikes again? Grace Topping’s Staging is Murder is a good start to a new cozy mystery series. Read it to answer all these questions and to learn if her first staging job is a success or a flop.

I would like to extend my thanks to Edelweiss and to Henery Press for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5/5

Category: Mystery

Notes: 1. #! in the Laura Bishop Mystery Series

  2. Staging tips are included in each chapter.

Publication:  April 30, 2019—Henery Press

Memorable Lines:

Also, trying to find the time to help him while meeting my staging deadline was creating havoc with my stress level. I needed physical activity. Either that or lots of chocolate.

I wasn’t cut out to be Nancy Drew. With nerves like mine, I couldn’t sit comfortably through a scary movie much less play detective in real life.

“Here, I brought you a Snickers—the staff of life.”


7 Comments

  1. I like this book and feel it will succeed in attracting readers.👵

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Shalini says:

    Sounds exiting. I saw this book but wasn’t sure about it. Lovely review Linda 😍

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Staging is important! Thanks for sharing. I like when a cozy can teach too. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. carhicks says:

    I love the sound of this one. Who wouldn’t want to read a cozy where the main characters are compared to Lucy and Ethel.

    Liked by 1 person

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