To Bead or Not to Bead, Glass Bead Mystery Series, Book 4

To Bead or Not to Bead, Glass Bead Mystery Series, Book 4

by Janice Peacock

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BN ID: 2940155267362
Publisher: Janice Peacock
Publication date: 06/29/2018
Series: Glass Bead Mystery Series
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 64,410
File size: 4 MB

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, 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 and has a studio full of beads...lots and lots of beads.

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To Bead or Not to Bead, Glass Bead Mystery Series, Book 4 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Chatting-About-Cozies More than 1 year ago
I loved this cozy mystery! The story is a pageturner with constant action. I’m a huge fan of jewelry designing so I really enjoyed the way this plot was woven around so many necklace artists. Protagonist, Jax O’Connell, a glass bead designer, is volunteering for a fundraiser to be held at a local theater. Her best friend, Tessa, and her two daughters will also be participating. Everyone working at the theater is shocked when a one-of-a-kind glass chandelier hanging over center stage falls and crushes the theater owner, Mr. Greer. Jax’s boyfriend, Detective Zachary Grant deems it a homicide and soon entrusts Jax with a special undercover mission which almost gets her killed. The author does a fabulous job of focusing readers’ attention on several viable suspects and multi-plot twists to steer you away from guessing the true criminals. This is a fun, entertaining story with an ending that not only wraps up all the motive, means, and opportunity of the killer, but also sets up a scenario for the fifth book in the series. I reviewed a digital copy provided by the author. Thank you.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts Jax and Tessa have volunteered to help with a charity event at a local theater. A fashion show/auction to benefit an organization that helps the homeless. They are stunned by the beautiful glass chandelier donated for the auction, now hanging in the theater. More stunning is learning that it fell on the theater owner and killed him. It was no accident either, Detective Zachary Grant has ruled the death a homicide and he has begged his girlfriend Jax to stay out of his investigation. When she learns that Tessa’s teenage daughters, models for the fashion show, are considered suspects there is no way she can sit idly by. Before long Jax has a “bead” on several more suspects, but her snooping may lead her right into the killer’s path. The characters in this series are so much fun. They are always busy with something. Jax and Tessa have their hands full trying to keep the charity event on track. Val is manless at the moment but a new character may help her out of her rut. Jax and Detective Grant are trying to move their relationship forward but a little jealousy could throw a wrench into those plans. The four-legged creatures are always entertaining and by the end of the story, there is a new one added to the mix. One who was very important to the plot. The theater and all its unique places make it a great setting for the murder. People involved with an upcoming play also become involved in the murder mystery adding to the list of suspects. I enjoyed learning about different things related to the theater and the play. One thing I did already know and I loved how it was treated within this story. The plot flowed very well. The murder weapon was different that what we don’t usually see in a cozy mystery and learning about the chandelier creator opened up a new direction for the mystery. I was very impressed with the several diversions the author put on our path to solving the mystery. There were so many secrets. I was totally surprised when the killer was revealed. Well-written and well-plotted I read the entire book in one sitting. A fine who-dun-it!