Friday, March 4, 2016

BOOK TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Shards of Murder (Webb's Glass Shop #2) by Cheryl Hollon

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Shards of Murder
(A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery)

2nd in Series
Cozy Mystery
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (February 23, 2016)
ISBN-13: 978-1617737626
E-Book ASIN: B00Y6RC07Y
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Synopsis: When a glass-making competition turns deadly, glass shop owner Savannah Webb must search for a window into a criminal's mind…

As the new proprietor of Webb's Glass Shop, Savannah has been appointed to fill her late father's shoes as a judge for the Spinnaker Arts Festival, held in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. With her innovative glass works, the clear winner is Megan Loyola, a student of Savannah's former mentor. 

But when Megan doesn't show up to accept her $25,000 award, rumors start flying. And when Savannah discovers the woman's dead body on festival grounds, the police immediately suspect her of murder. To keep from appearing before a judge herself, Savannah sorts through the broken pieces of glass scattered around the victim for clues as to who took this killer competition too far.


Review: I'm a huge fan of this series, and I think I enjoyed this book even more than the previous one. It is obvious the author is well versed in the glass business, as she lets us in on the intricacies of the art form and the business end of things as well.

I enjoyed the fact that Savannah's character seems to be growing and finding herself a bit more in this book. She knows what she wants, and has a plan to achieve it. Quite a change from the girl who originally planned to sell the glass shop in the first book.

The murder mystery is well crafted as well. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing right up to the end. I look forward to Savannah's next adventure, as well as learning more about the art of glass making.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

Rating: Four stars 

About the author
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Cheryl Hollon now writes full-time after she left an engineering career of designing and building military flight simulators in amazing countries such as England, Wales, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, and India. Fulfilling the dream of a lifetime, she combines her love of writing with a passion for creating glass art. In the small glass studio behind her house in St. Petersburg, Florida, Cheryl and her husband design, create, and produce fused glass, stained glass, and painted glass artworks. Visit her online at cherylhollon.com, on Facebook or on Twitter@CherylHollon.
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4 comments:

Kim Amundsen said...

Love a good mystery.

johnna smith said...

sounds like a fun series...cannot wait to try!

Becky Richardson said...

Would love to win this. Thanks for sharing this giveaway.

Kaye Killgore said...

I loved the first book, glass art is very cool