Character: Savannah Webb
Series: Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries
Author: Cheryl Hollon
Hi, Savannah here. I love to read and have always been a member of our local library. My favorite activity is held at the North Community Library on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. It's a librarian-led mystery book club named Murder by the Book.
Our librarian, Andy, chooses a book each month with a convoluted selection criteria. The book must be at least a year old with no outstanding hold reservations. There must be at least seventeen copies available throughout the St. Petersburg Library System with a minimum of five copies in large print. Finally, our group has dictated that no animals can assist in the resolution of the murder. So far, he has led us in discussion by authors as far flung as Val McDermid to Dorothy Sayers.
The members of Murder by the Book are dedicated mystery readers that span many occupations and backgrounds. Andy leads the discussion with a gentle hand and sees to it that even our most shy members have a say. Andy's greatest challenge in leading the discussions occurs when we all like the book.
On the other hand, when our opinions vary, the discussion can get lively. The hour can slip by quickly when the group is polarized. We still occasionally burst out into debate about Gone Girl. And don't get me started about the sheep that solved the crime. That resulted in the no animals rule.
Is there a library book club in your town?
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About Etched in Tears
When a famous glass artist is murdered at his own exhibit, deadly secrets are put on display, and it's up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb to see through a killer's cover.
Celebrated glass artist Dennis Lansing is returning to St. Petersburg, Florida, for an exhibit at the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum. His unique style of embedding document images in his art is at the vanguard of contemporary glasswork. But as Savannah's first boyfriend and a former apprentice to her father, Dennis's return home has her reflecting on the past--a trip down memory lane that takes a dark turn when Dennis is found murdered at the museum with an old reference letter from her father in his pocket. A search through her father's records sheds new light on Dennis's history, but it seems his present life wasn't so transparent either. Now, with a gallery of suspects to consider, it's up to Savannah to figure out who fits the mold of a murderer.
Meet the author:
Cheryl Hollon writes full time after she left 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.