Series: Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries
Author: Cheryl Hollon
Hi there, I’m Savannah Webb, owner of Webb’s Glass Shop on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida. I'm in the kitchen preparing for an 'at home' party. My mother held them on Christmas Eve for her friends and family. The tradition is simple. If you had known her in any way during the previous year, an invitation would arrive asking you to stop by between 1 PM and 7 PM for snacks and cocktails. Mostly it was to make sure she kept in touch with her large circle of friends.
Since my dad is also gone this year, it's up to me to carry on the tradition of an open house. I'm going to serve finger foods and my boyfriend Edward is going to bring some of the specialty foods from QueensHead Pub. Namely, the crispy chickpeas and the Thai shrimp. I'm making cheesy toast and individual peanut butter pies. There will be Craft Beer from 3 Daughters Brewing and my special champagne and cranberry juice mixture which is called a Hibiscus.
My friend Amanda, who runs Webb's Glass Shop with increasing skill, will be here with a rum cake and my apprentice Jacob will be bringing a vegetable platter with blue cheese dip. Of course, you're welcome to add to the table. Please stop by to visit with me and my friends. There will be good conversation, good food and good drink.
I'm grateful beyond words for the support my friends have given me during the first year of owning Webb's Glass Shop. In tribute to this meaningful holiday, I wish you PEACE.
You can read more about Savannah in Cracked to Death, the third book in the Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries, published by Kensington Books. Available at your favorite book vendor.
About Cracked to Death:
When a treasure hunt leads to deadly plunder, it’s up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb and her trusty investigative posse to map out the true motives of a killer . . .
It's the dog days of summer in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Webb's Glass Shop proprietor Savannah Webb has an eco-friendly plan to help locals escape the heat--a recyclable bottle-crafting workshop taught by reticent store manager Amanda Blake. Turns out, the class is a bigger smash than expected, thanks in part to a pair of staggeringly old bottles brought in by snorkeler Martin Lane . . .
Linked to a storied pirate shipwreck, the relics definitely pique Savannah's interest. But intrigue turns to shock when Martin's lifeless body washes ashore the next morning, another glass artifact tucked in his dive bag. With cell phone records connecting Amanda to the drowning, Savannah must voyage through uncharted territory to exonerate her colleague and capture the twisted criminal behind Martin's death . . .
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