Book Review: Shards of Murder

At a glass-making competition, a sleuth must find a window into a criminal’s mind: “Hollon clearly knows . . . how to craft a good mystery.” —Sheila Connolly, New York Times-bestselling author of the County Cork series

As the new proprietor of Webb’s Glass Shop, Savannah Webb has been appointed to fill her late father’s shoes as a judge for the Spinnaker Arts Festival, held in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. With her innovative glass works, the clear winner is Megan Loyola, a student of Savannah’s former mentor.

But when Megan doesn’t show up to accept her $25,000 award, rumors start flying. And when Savannah discovers the woman’s dead body on festival grounds, the police immediately suspect her of murder. To keep from appearing before a judge herself, Savannah sorts through the broken pieces of glass scattered around the victim for clues as to who took this killer competition too far . . 

Library Book Review:

A really good read and definitely gets across the author’s knowledge about glasswork. A nice plot, tight with some great red herrings. Just a shame that Rooney didn’t get anything for his part in catching the killer. Vivid characters that give the book life and zest.
She has been asked to judge the glass section at the festival. A bit nervous, a bit unsure but eager to do her best. However when the top prize is announced, the winner is nowhere in sight. Nor has anyone seen or heard from her. It is next day, whilst taking Rooney for his morning run, that he alerts her to trouble. A dead body’s worth! Now she’s also a suspect. The team get together to investigate. Missing funds, underhand dealings, an attempt to push her over the sea wall (only to be thwarted by Rooney), a complex cast of lovers and a new finish to glass that has been fired. Will they catch the killer.

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