Monday, June 20, 2016

Book Review: A Bead in the Hand by Janice Peacock

Title: A Bead in the Hand
Series: Glass Beads Mystery #2
Author: Janice Peacock
Publish Date: November 24, 2015
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Source: Netgalley

About the Book:
A bead bazaar turns bizarre when jewelry designer and glass beadmaker Jax O’Connell discovers a body beneath her sales table. Everyone assumes the death of famous bead artist Saundra Jameson is an accident—until homicide detective Tiffany Houston arrives, ready to drag Jax off to jail as her top suspect. Jax and her friend Tessa must scramble to find the killer among the fanatic jewelry shoppers, eccentric vendors, and Saundra’s many enemies.

While trying to solve the mystery, Jax and Tessa have their hands full 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 at the dilapidated—and possibly haunted—hotel where they’re staying, and she’s brought trouble with her.
Can Jax untangle the clues to find the crafty killer before she’s arrested for murder?


My Review:
I thoroughly enjoyed this book!! There is plenty of humor even while trying to solve a murder mystery. Jax is a very entertaining sleuth and her group of friends are just as exciting.

What I liked:
  • Ryan, the security guard, need I say more
  • Val’s makeover of Jax
  • Detective Tiffany Houston
  • Ghost fighting perfume
  • Jax thinking a little harder than the detective

What I didn’t like:
  • That it took me so long to get through the book (due to my busy schedule)
  • That it will be a while before I get the next book

Overall, I really enjoyed this book!! I thoroughly enjoy each character and can’t wait to see what the next book will bring.


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