To Bead or Not to Bead by Janice Peacock
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Source: Great Escapes
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?
Reading books based on some of my favourite crafts is always a good start, so when I read this story full of twists, murder and humour it totally won my heart!
Jax O'Conell is a nice woman who cares for her friends and family when murder happens near her, she knows she have to find the truth, so she will start searching for the real killer as soon as she can! Luckily for her, the Detective Zachary Grant, her boyfriend, will be investigating the murder but he will not stop Jax to search for the killer, simply to be careful! And let me say that I loved how he didn't try to convince Jax to stop asking questions or stop searching, something different that the ones I am used to!
If you are planning to read this book. be prepared for a little open ending, so you will be waiting for the next book with the arms open!
This is the 4th book of the"The Glass Bead Mystery" series, but you can read it as standalone.
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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, three cats, and seven chickens. She has a studio full of beads...lots and lots of beads.