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Friday, May 20, 2016

Through a Glass Deadly by Sarah Atwell

I picked up Through A Glass Deadly by Sarah Atwell because it's set in Tucson, Arizona and I'm working my way through the 50 U.S. States for a reading challenge.

From the Cover:
With a weakness for taking in strays, from homeless dogs to extra students, Emmeline can't help befriending troubled newcomer Allison McBride. But their friendship takes a dangerous turn when em finds Allison's husband in the studio - dead.

Sarah Atwell also writes as Sheila Connolly and although I love the County Cork series, Through A Glass Deadly wasn't one of my favorite cozy mysteries, but I can't really put my finger on the reason.

I think a review on Goodreads may sum it up -
I've been researching cozy mysteries, trying to find one that might interest my mother-in-law who loves them. She also loves glass-blowing, so this series piqued my curiosity. The main character, Emmeline, is a glassblower and owns her own shop and studio in Tucson where she gives glassblowing classes. The thing I didn't like about this cozy mystery is that Em's behavior is completely implausible. At the beginning of the book, she meets a woman who is reserved, nervous, and seems like she is hiding something. Within hours of meeting her, Emmeline offers her a job in her studio. Within a day of meeting her, a dead body shows up in her glassblowing furnace (she discovers the body and is remarkably nonplussed). Turns out that the dead guy is her new "friend" Alison's husband. Emmeline defends her friend and continues to believe that she had nothing to do with it.


LindyLou Mac said...

That is quite a challenge you have taken on, do you have a deadline?

Cozy in Texas said...

December 31 is the deadline for the 50 State Challenge.