From Pane and Suffering, a Webb's Glass Shop Mystery by Cheryl Hollon
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I didn’t expect to be back home in St. Petersburg running my dad’s glass shop. I was very happy in Seattle – thank you very much – studying the art of glass blowing with the finest instructors in North America. I loved creating a work of beauty using a lump of molten glass and some basic tools. I made each of these tools myself to fit my larger than ordinary hands and my taller than ordinary height. I miss the strenuous work in front of the hot furnaces already.
After Dad died, I’ve taken over Webb’s Glass Shop and reclaimed St. Petersburg as my home. The last time I was home over the holidays, my visit was so short, I didn’t attend First Night on New Year’s Eve.
This year I’m inviting my newly appointed store manager, Amanda Blake. We are in desperate need of a girls’ night out. St. Petersburg rings in the New Year with music, lights, dance, fire, bubbles, stories, creative fun, fireworks and much more! First Night St. Petersburg will celebrate its 23nd Annual New Year's Eve celebration of the Arts on Thursday December 31st in downtown St. Petersburg. I’ve ordered and received this year’s admission button. It lights up!
I can’t wait for the celebration to begin. The New Year will be an exciting time with my friends old and new.
You can read more about Savannah in Pane and Suffering, the first book in the “Webb’s Glass Shop” mystery series, published by Kensington Books.
About Pane and Suffering:
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. . .
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Cheryl Hollon now writes full time after leaving an engineering career 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 the house, Cheryl and her husband George design, create, and produce fused glass, stained glass and painted glass artworks.