Pane and Suffering
by Cheryl Hollen
Pane and Suffering is an enjoyable introduction to a great group of characters I hope to visit for a long time to come.
I learned a lot about the craft of stained glass, I enjoyed the virtual tour of St. Petersburg (FL), and I enjoyed a tautly constructed mystery with a heart-in-mouth denouement–an all-round winning combination!
~Mallory Heart Reviews
Pane and Suffering was an entertaining and well-crafted mystery that was absolutely delightful.
Pane and Suffering is an admirable debut cozy mystery.
~The Girl with Book Lungs
Filled with colorful characters, the craft of glass art and a good mystery, Ms. Hollon’s debut novel is both entertaining and a promising start for a cozy series.
~Queen of All She Reads
The plot moves along with unusual twists and turns in the form of geocaches and ciphers to be solved. A change of pace, this was an enjoyable read, and I learned a lot about glass and geocaching.
~Christa Reads and Writes
I really enjoyed this book and meeting all sorts of people that Savannah comes in contact with …
This is another good start to a series,…
The brand new series is filled with fun, wit and murder. You will be captivated by the story and the cast of characters …
~Shelley’s Book Case
Everything from Asperger’s to geocaching to pet therapy dogs to craft beers. Throw in a set up for a possible romance later down the line, as well as some slightly questionable police procedures…
~Musings and Ramblings
…many quirky characters that kept it really interesting.
~Melina’s Book Blog
Pane and Suffering
(A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery)
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Kensington (September 29, 2015)
To solve her father’s murder and save the family-owned glass shop, Savannah Webb must shatter a killer’s carefully constructed façade. . .
After Savannah’s father dies unexpectedly of a heart attack, she drops everything to return home to St. Petersburg, Florida, to settle his affairs–including the fate of the beloved, family-owned glass shop. Savannah intends to hand over ownership to her father’s trusted assistant and fellow glass expert, Hugh Trevor, but soon discovers the master craftsman also dead of an apparent heart attack.
As if the coincidence of the two deaths wasn’t suspicious enough, Savannah discovers a note her father left for her in his shop, warning her that she is in danger. With the local police unconvinced, it’s up to Savannah to piece together the encoded clues left behind by her father. And when her father’s apprentice is accused of the murders, Savannah is more desperate than ever to crack the case before the killer seizes a window of opportunity to cut her out of the picture. . .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cheryl Hollon now writes full-time after she left an engineering career of designing and building military flight simulators in amazing countries such as England, Wales, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, and India. Fulfilling the dream of a lifetime, she combines her love of writing with a passion for creating glass art. In the small glass studio behind her house in St. Petersburg, Florida, Cheryl and her husband design, create, and produce fused glass, stained glass, and painted glass artworks. Visit her online at http://cherylhollon.com, on Facebook or on Twitter @CherylHollon.
My thoughts: This is the first in a new cozy series. It’s one I’m looking forward to reading more about. I’m a big fan of theme related mysteries, especially craft related ones. I think glasswork is a beautiful craft and something else I look forward to reading more about as the series grows. I really like Savannah, but I especially pleased to meet Jacob, who has Asperger’s Syndrome as well as severe asthma. Jacob has a service dog. My husband has a service dog and we also foster service dogs while they are waiting to go to their person. The author’s inclusion of Suzy in the story was an added bonus for me. Since this is the first in the series, I don’t know if we will see Jacob and Suzy in other books, but I sure hope so.
I also enjoyed the code and cypher work. Personally, I’m not very code at cracking codes, but I always find they add an extra level to the mystery. Overall, I enjoyed reading about Savannah and the other characters. I look forward to reading and learning more about them. My TBR list is ridiculous, but this series is one I will add to my standing “to read” list.
**FTC disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. **
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