Thursday, October 22, 2015

BOOK TOUR: Pane and Suffering (Webb's Glass Shop Mystery #1) by Cheryl Hollon

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Pane and Suffering
(A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery)

New Series
Cozy Mystery
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Kensington (September 29, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1617737602

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Synopsis: To solve her father's murder and save the family-owned glass shop, Savannah Webb must shatter a killer's carefully constructed façade. . .

After Savannah's father dies unexpectedly of a heart attack, she drops everything to return home to St. Petersburg, Florida, to settle his affairs--including the fate of the beloved, family-owned glass shop. Savannah intends to hand over ownership to her father's trusted assistant and fellow glass expert, Hugh Trevor, but soon discovers the master craftsman also dead of an apparent heart attack. 

As if the coincidence of the two deaths wasn't suspicious enough, Savannah discovers a note her father left for her in his shop, warning her that she is in danger. With the local police unconvinced, it's up to Savannah to piece together the encoded clues left behind by her father. And when her father's apprentice is accused of the murders, Savannah is more desperate than ever to crack the case before the killer seizes a window of opportunity to cut her out of the picture. . .

Review: First offering in a brand new cozy mystery series, and it seems very promising. The main characters are all fun and engaging. Amanda is the perfect best friend for Savannah--virtually no filter as opposed to a more reserved Savannah. And I love the fact that the author provides us with a character unique to this series, at least to my knowledge. Jacob has Asperger's Syndrome as well as severe asthma and is depicted very realistically, along with his adorable service dog, with his struggles and his triumphs. I hope he will be a regular character in the series.

Reading about the characters using a variety of codes and cyphers to solve the mystery was interesting and fun. I also liked reading the descriptions of the stained glass work.The mystery itself was a bit predictable, which was disappointing. I tend to prefer those that keep me guessing to the end.

I look forward to the next installment of this series. 

**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, on Facebook or on Twitter @CherylHollon.
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1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Thank you very much for inviting me to be your guest. Cheers, Cheryl