A BEAD IN THE HAND by Janice Peacock
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?
Jax O’Connell is looking forward to profitable sales and time spent with friends at the big bead bazaar.
It is close quarters as she sets up her booth next to the well known Saundra Jameson, who is also touting her newest bead design book. Sparks fly and the lights go out - permanently for Saundra.
I am partial to crafty cozies. I like looking behind the scenes and gathering new techniques and ideas.
Jax and friends Tessa and Val must gather clues as to who wanted to cut the competition before this bizarre bazaar is over and the suspects depart.
Add in some sparks flying between Jax and a hunky security guard and unexpected new attention towards her from the darling detective back home, and this cozy is designed for success.
It also makes me want to read the next book to find out what will happen.
I did receive this book to review.
High Strung, the first book in the Glass Bead Mystery Series, will be 99 cents from and $1.99 from .
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 .
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.