Snake in the Glass (Glassblowing Mystery Series #3)

Snake in the Glass (Glassblowing Mystery Series #3)

by Sarah Atwell

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Glassblower Emmeline Dowell has made a home for herself among the artists of Tucson’s Warehouse District. Between teaching her craft and selling her wares, she has plenty to do—not to mention the occasional murder that shatters her routine...
A nervous stranger has appeared at Emmeline’s glassblowing studio, begging to use her kiln for an experimental gem treatment. It’s a little odd, but it doesn’t seem like something to be alarmed about.
But when a dead body found in the desert turns out to be a close friend of his, Em begins to wonder if there's more than meets the eye to his simple request. Soon Em finds herself following trails in the lawless land of the Arizona desert and the nearby Indian reservations, while her police chief boyfriend searches for a way to crack the case...

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ISBN-13: 9781101140000
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Glassblowing Mystery Series , #3
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 128,641
File size: 450 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Sarah Atwell is the author of the Glassblowing Mystery series, including Through a Glass, Deadly; Pane of Death; and Snake in the Glass.

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Snake in the Glass (Glassblowing Mystery Series #3) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not enough action.
NewsieQ on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Glass artisan Emmeline Dowell is approached by a college professor who wants to buy time to use the kiln in her studio for some work of his own. Denis Ryerson is heat-treating gemstones ¿ peridots -- to improve their value. Em doesn¿t know much about gems, but gets a quick lesson when a gem show opens in Tucson. Guiding her in the world of gems is Frank Kavanaugh, an expert and the uncle of her shop assistant Allison McBride.Allison is Em¿s brother Cam¿s lady friend ¿ but she¿s overstayed a visit to her family in Ireland and that¿s thrown Cam into a tailspin. Em isn¿t bothered when he¿s away for a few days, but she gets increasingly worried when she can¿t even get him to answer his phone. Em asks the local police chief, who¿s also her beau, whether she should report him missing.Meanwhile, the local police discover the body of a man in the desert. It¿s not an uncommon find, but this one doesn¿t seem to fit the mold. And he has some rocks in his pocket that turn out to be peridots. Something¿s not right and Em wants to find out what¿s going on with her brother ¿ and the increasingly suspect college professor.Snake in the Glass is third in a series that I¿ve loved from the start. The writing is crisp, the plotting flawless ¿ and the author integrates Em¿s professional into the story with such ease, it¿s amazing. Ms. Atwell also makes do with the tiniest of casts; there¿s not a person in the book who isn¿t crucial to the plot. I can even overlook the amateur sleuth-cop relationship that¿s become such a cliché in cozy mysteries because this series has so much more going for it. Readers who haven¿t read Sarah Atwell owe it to themselves to remedy the situation.By Diana. First published in the Cozy Library September 29, 2009.
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