Thursday, August 9, 2018

BOOK TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: To Bead Or Not To Bead (Glass Bead Mystery #4) by Janice Peacock

To Bead or Not to Bead (Glass Bead Mystery Series) by Janice Peacock

Cozy Mystery 4th in Series 
Vetrai Press (June 29, 2018) 
Print Length: 187 pages
Digital ASIN: B07CZ4B5Q7

About the Book

When a wealthy theater owner is killed by a falling art glass chandelier, glass beadmaker Jax O’Connell’s boyfriend, Detective Zachary Grant, quickly determines it was no accident. Jax and her friend Tessa try to carry on with a charity fashion gala at the theater, but with only a few days before the big event, they have to scramble to keep things from falling apart. The emcee quits, and to make matters worse, Tessa’s daughters are suspects in the murder. As the chaos unfolds, Jax discovers new suspects at every turn, including an edgy glass blower, an agoraphobic socialite, and a hunky former-cop-turned-actor. Can Jax piece together the clues to find the killer and uncover the dark secrets behind the victim’s family or will it be curtains for her?
Review: I've been a big fan of this series from the beginning, and always look forward to a new book. Jax and Tessa always have memorable adventures, and this is no exception.
As usual, there are moments of hilarity mixed in with the sleuthing, and also some romantic moments. I enjoyed Jax's matchmaking with Val and the new veterinarian.
I always enjoy the jewelry and bead making descriptions the author works into the story (and I am blessed to be the proud owner of one of her bracelets!).
There are secrets galore to be uncovered in this story, and Jax manages to put herself in danger yet again. I was totally surprised at the identity of the killer, for sure.
I can hardly wait to see what will happen next with this crew.

Rating: Five stars

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, two cats, and seven chickens. She has a studio full of beads...lots and lots of beads.

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Kay Garrett said...

Thank you for your review on "To Bead or Not to Bead" by Janice Peacock and being part of the book tour.

I'd love the opportunity to read this amazing sounding book and have placed it on my TBR list.
2clowns at arkansas dot net

Cecilia said...

Thanks for the great review and for the chance to win a copy.
cecilialyoung at gmail dot com

JanPeac said...

Hi Kay and Cecilia,

Thanks for stopping by! Good luck with the contest, and if you have a moment, please check out to learn more about the series.

Janice Peacock

Faith Creech said...

Thanks for the chance at the giveawa! The book looks really good.

Cuddle Up with a Cozy Mystery and a Dachshund said...

What an adorable cover! Thanks for the giveaway!