Maggie Bishop is the author of a mystery series, Appalachian Adventure Mysteries, and two romance novels set in the Mountains of North Carolina in the Boone area. “I started with romance and have turned to murder.”
All novels published by Ingalls Publishing Group and are available on Amazon.
Now: One Shot Too Many (2011 mystery) features Detective Tucker with yesterday’s regret haunts, leading to today’s deadly fix.
And Then: In Perfect for Framing, trouble’s a-brewing in the Property Owners Association where greed and a lust for power lead to murder in a clash of personal versus public needs. Returning for a second suspense-filled mystery, Jemma Chase and Detective Tucker find themselves embroiled in a Property Owners Association power struggle. When a break-in escalates to murder, Tucker finds suspects aplenty from POA president Petula Windsor’s files, leading him to suspect the victim of blackmail. Tucker tries to keep Jemma’s interest at bay, but when the president’s husband is found dead and Tucker’s life is jeopardized, Jemma won’t be stopped until she finds the murderer.
“Fun, fast paced read with lots of local flavor … will keep you quickly turning pages” Our State Magazine
ISBN: 9781932158847 $12 Perfect for Framing (An Appalachian Adventure Mystery) paperback on Amazon, Available on Kindle $2.99
The Start: Murder at Blue Falls Ride the trails…Arson and murder disturb the Appalachian peace of the Triplett Valley’s Blue Falls Dude Ranch. Jemma Chase, daughter of the ranch owners and trail-ride leader, becomes involved when her horse finds a body. Being an amateur SCI is fun until her meddling puts her life in danger. Detective Tucker’s suspicions disturb and annoy Jemma, but in the end he becomes the answer to her prayers.
“Must have, must read” — Christy T French, Midwest Book Review
ISBN:9781932158755 Amazon paperback $12 Murder at Blue Falls: The horse found the body.
Emeralds in the Snow involves skiing at Sugar Mountain, an emerald mine, and a cold case murder. Downhill ski … Emerald Graham and Lucky Tucker are an unlikely pair. She, accustomed to a life of privilege in which everything’s a bit of a game, including her teaching career. He, who has not let his life of struggle keep him from giving to his family, his community and the skiers he rescues on Sugar Mountain. Yet they seem to be finding an uneasy bliss when a treasure hunt and an old murder mystery threatened all they value. “Fun, fast read … characters who shape the world around them and readers enjoy … look forward to her next one.” JC Walkup, Smoky Mountain News
Award winning Appalachian Paradise Backpack and hike …Athletic career woman meets good-ole-boy for a five-day backpacking trek in the rugged North Carolina mountains. Appalachian born West triggers Suzanne’s resentment and her desire amongst boars, bears and Girl Scouts. Suzanne’s burdens lighten as Wes’ easy charm helps her see the hope and allure of spring flowers, love and forgiveness. “Gets off to a good start and maintains an exciting tension…A good part of Bishop’s success is the set-up she’s engineered.” Rob Neufeld, Asheville Citizen-Times
Maggie’s fun book, Meow Means Me! Now! is a rhyming feline allegory with poetry and photos. This gift book is a departure from her novels but sprang from her love of cats . Think Dr. Suess meets Marley & Me.