Wednesday, March 22, 2017

BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Off The Beadin' Path (Glass Bead Mysteries #3) by Janice Peacock

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Off the Beadin’ Path (Glass Bead Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Vetrai Press (March 11, 2017)
230 Pages

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Synopsis: Glass beadmaker Jax O’Connell and her friend Tessa have no idea what challenges await them when they take a glassblowing class with Marco De Luca, a famous Italian glass artist—and infamous lothario. 

After the first night of class, Tessa sees a body through the rain-streaked window of the studio. The next morning there’s no sign of Marco, and one of the studio owners is also missing. The local sheriff isn't taking the disappearances seriously, but Tessa knows what she saw. To complicate matters, Officer Shaw and Detective Grant are both vying for Jax’s attention as she tracks down clues in a small town that's been keeping more than one secret. 

Jax and Tessa must face their fears to find the body and uncover the killer before another life is shattered. 

Off the Beadin’ Path is the third book in the Glass Bead Mystery Series. 

Review: I am a huge fan of this series, and this book reminds me of all the reasons why: the friendship between Jax and Tessa, the brief but fun interactions with Tessa's kids, Jax's neighbor who can always be counted on for sweets, Jax's complicated relationships with Zach and Ryan, and, of course, Jax's cat, Gumdrop.

This time around, the murder mystery centers around a well-known Italian glass artist, Marco De Luca, who has a past with Tessa, due to her one-time relationship with his brother, Dario.

The information about glass blowing and bead making continues to amaze and impress me. I love learning about this, and am glad that the author is so educated on the topic.

The murder mystery will keep you guessing for a long time, and send you off in wrong directions more than once. I loved this book from beginning to end!

Rating: Four stars

About the author
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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, launching a new cozy mystery series featuring glass beadmaker Jax O’Connell.
When Janice isn’t writing about glass artists-turned-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 the Corning Museum of Glass, the Glass Museum of Tacoma, WA, and in private collections worldwide.
Janice lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two cats, and twelve chickens. She has a studio full of beads…lots and lots of beads.
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1 comment:

Kathleen Kendler said...

thank-you for the opportunity.