lunedì 8 febbraio 2016

Review & Giveaway: A Bead in the Hand by Janice Peacock

A Bead in the Hand
by Janice Peacock

A Bead in the Hand
(Glass Bead Mystery Series)

Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Booktrope Editions (November 24, 2015)
Paperback: 230 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1513705613
E-Book ASIN: B01721C3XQ
A bead bazaar turns bizarre when jewelry designer and glass beadmaker Jax O’Connell discovers a dead body beneath her sales table. Suspected of murder, Jax and her friend Tessa scramble to find the killer among the fanatic shoppers and eccentric vendors. They have their hands full dealing with a scumbag show promoter, hipsters in love, and a security guard who wants to do more than protect Jax from harm. Adding to the chaos, Jax’s quirky neighbor Val arrives unexpectedly with trouble in tow. Can Jax untangle the clues before she’s arrested for murder?
My Review
It 's a compelling mystery, funny and full of humor with a fast pace and amazing characters.
Jax has a passion for making glass beads and lives with her cat Gumdrop. She goes to Portland to participate in her first Bazaar Bread. She knows some nice glass bead sellers but one of them is killed. Jax and the other sellers are the main suspects, and along with her trusted friends she will try to solve the mystery.
It's the second book in the series, but can be read as a stand alone, I have had no trouble but I am very curious to read the first book expecting the third one.
It was a great introduction to the fascinating world of glass beads of which I knew nothing: I almost would like to try.
This was a great read that left me turning the pages, eager to know what was going to happen next. The plot and the mystery are well built, and the ending is unpredictable. The characters are warm, lovable, some really bizarre and extravagant

Highly recommended.


About The Author
Janice Peacock decided to write her first mystery novel after working in a glass studio full of colorful artists who didn’t always get along. They reminded her of the odd, and often humorous, characters in the murder mystery books she loved to read. Inspired by that experience, she combined her two passions and wrote High Strung: A Glass Bead Mystery, the first book in a new cozy mystery series featuring glass beadmaker Jax O’Connell.
When Janice Peacock isn’t writing about glass artists who are amateur detectives, she makes glass beads using a torch, designs one-of-a-kind jewelry, and makes sculptures using hot glass. An award-winning artist, her work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of several museums. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three cats, and seven chickens. She has a studio full of beads…lots and lots of beads.

Author Links
Twitter: (@janpeac)
Purchase Links
High Strung, the first book in the Glass Bead Mystery Series, will be 99 cents from Feb 7th through 11th and $1.99 from Feb 12th through 15th.
Be Still My Beading Heart, A Glass Bead Mini-Mystery short story is free on Amazon and iTunes. A Bead in the Hand is available for the discounted price of $2.99 through February 15th.

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3 commenti:

  1. Sounds like a great title to add to my cozy book challenge.

  2. Love crafty books. This would be a new type of craft and it sounds interesting.

  3. Hi everyone! Thanks for posting your comments! Please let me know if you have any questions for me, and I'll check back later. The first book in the series, High Strung, is 99 cents on Amazon right now.


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