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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway for To Bead or Not to Bead by Janice Peacock

To Bead or Not to Bead 

(Glass Bead Mystery Series)  

by Janice Peacock

About the Book

Cozy Mystery 4th in Series  
Vetrai Press (June 29, 2018)  
Print Length: 187 pages 
Digital ASIN: B07CZ4B5Q7 
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?

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, two cats, and seven chickens. She has a studio full of beads...lots and lots of beads.  

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*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

Jax is involved in yet another murder no matter how hard she tries not to be. Working as a volunteer at a local theater things are great until the owner turns up murdered. Not directly involved she skirts the issue to keep Zachary happy but life seems to have other plans. Delightful cozy mystery full of crafty bead details, a cute kitty, and a murder that will keep you guessing. I highly recommend it to fans of the genre. I really liked it so I give it 4/5 stars.

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  1. Thank you for your review and for being part of the book tour for "To Bead or Not to Bead" by Janice Peacock.

    I'd love the chance to read this book which is on my TBR list. All the reviews I've read are favorable and the storyline is one that I'd enjoy for sure.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Hi Kim and Kay,

    Thanks for stopping by. Good luck with the giveaway, and I hope you enjoy the Glass Bead Mystery Series.

    Janice Peacock