Stephanie Rowe

Top Notch

Book 2: Mia Murphy Series

About the Book

No one liked celebrity portrait artist and sexy-times rich recluse Rutherford Callahan, but who would want to kill him? Certainly not Hattie Lawless, the blue-haired senior whose massive nude portrait is currently hanging in the dead guy’s studio…

But the cops disagree, and so does the evidence.

Mia isn’t about to let her new bestie spend her golden years behind bars, so once again, she must break her law-abiding promise to herself and get back in the game, dusting off long-buried skills from her criminal childhood.

With bodies piling up and threats coming from all directions, Mia and her pals are soon ankle-deep in corpses, diamonds, pickpocketing schemes, celebrity wedding drama, and stolen cinnamon bun recipes.

And when it looks like an enemy from Mia’s past has targeted her, the stakes suddenly become much more personal. Not even her smoldering FBI handler or an irritatingly attractive bodyguard cop can keep Mia safe if she doesn’t play by the rules.

And since Mia and rules don’t go together…well…things are about to get dangerous. And deadly. And cinnamon-bun delicious.

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“A hilarious and twisty ride! …I definitely need more Mia Murphy in my life.” Five-Star Goodreads Review (Tammy M.)

“I was catapulted into the story and remained captivated until the end…Down right laugh out loud!” Five-Star Goodreads Review (Elizabeth)

“Stephanie Rowe has such a way with words! Her offbeat humour and madcap adventures are absolutely mesmerizing!” Five-Star Goodreads Review (Laura C.)

“A hoot! ” Five-star Goodreads Review (Margie)

“I am so in love with Mia and her friends…this series just has me literally laughing out loud…Non-stop high jinks, great characters, and above all, wonderful and engaging writing.” Five-star Goodreads Revew (Penny)

“She had me laughing out loud constantly. Also, I think King Tut might be my favorite water-loving bodyguard/ kitty cat companion that I’ve ever read! I absolutely cannot wait until we get the third book!” Five-star Goodreads Review (Danielle B.)

The Details

Published: September 20, 2022
Publisher: Authenticity Playground Press
Formats: Ebook
Genres & Tropes
Cozy Mystery, Crime Fiction, Mystery, Women Sleuths, Animals, Cozy Cat Mystery, Cozy Animal Mystery, Amateur Sleuth, Humorous Mystery, Humorous Fiction.