A Bead in the Hand
by Janice Peacock
…this cozy is designed for success.
I think anyone who loves beads or crafts in anyway with love delving into this mystery. I also love the cover picture on this book I think it’s beautifully done and different then typical cozy mysteries.
It ‘s a compelling mystery, funny and full of humor with a fast pace and amazing characters.
Jax, Tessa or Val on their own are quite capable women. Together … let’s just say, murderers beware! This trio is a force to be reckoned with… I’d go beading or sleuthing with any one (or all) of these ladies anytime!
Great story filled with interesting characters and most of all beads.
…an easy read, full of drama and humor.
Really upping her game from the first installment of the Glass Bead mysteries, author Janice Peacock topped herself when I wouldn’t have thought it possible.
~Lisa K’s Book Reviews
A Bead in the Hand
(Glass Bead Mystery Series)
2nd in Series
Booktrope Editions (November 24, 2015)
Paperback: 230 pages
E-Book ASIN: B01721C3XQ
A bead bazaar turns bizarre when jewelry designer and glass beadmaker Jax O’Connell discovers a dead body beneath her sales table. Suspected of murder, Jax and her friend Tessa scramble to find the killer among the fanatic shoppers and eccentric vendors. They have their hands full dealing with a scumbag show promoter, hipsters in love, and a security guard who wants to do more than protect Jax from harm. Adding to the chaos, Jax’s quirky neighbor Val arrives unexpectedly with trouble in tow. Can Jax untangle the clues before she’s arrested for murder?
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, the first book in a new cozy mystery series featuring glass beadmaker Jax O’Connell.
When Janice Peacock isn’t writing about glass artists who are 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 several museums. She 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.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/janpeac (@janpeac)
High Strung, the first book in the Glass Bead Mystery Series, will be 99 cents from Feb 7th through 11th and $1.99 from Feb 12th through 15th.
Be Still My Beading Heart, A Glass Bead Mini-Mystery short story is free on Amazon and iTunes. A Bead in the Hand is available for the discounted price of $2.99 through February 15th.
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