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Saturday, December 5, 2015


High Strung, A Glass Bead Mystery eBook will be 99 cents from Dec 5 to Dec 9. A Bead in the Hand, book two in the Glass Bead Mystery Series, is now available.  Both can be found in paperback and eBook editions on Amazon and Noble, and iTunes

High Strung
by Janice Peacock

The bead artists in High Strung are almost as colorful as the glass beads they create.
~Back Porchervations

High Strung, A Glass Bead Mystery ebook will be 99 cents from Dec 5 to Dec 9. A Bead in the Hand, book two in the Glass Bead Mystery Series, is now available.  Both can be found in paperback and ebook editions on AmazonBarnes and Noble, and iTunes.

(Glass Bead Mystery Series)
(Volume 1)

Cozy Mystery
Paperback: 218 pages
Publisher: Booktrope Editions (August 31, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1513700335
E-Book ASIN: B014QH483C




After inheriting a house in Seattle, Jax O’Connell is living the life of her dreams as a glass beadmaker and jewelry designer. When she gets an offer to display her work during a bead shop’s opening festivities, it’s an opportunity Jax can’t resist—even though Rosie Perez, the store’s owner, is the surliest person Jax has ever met.

The weekend’s events become a tangled mess when a young beadmaker is found dead nearby and several oddball bead enthusiasts are suspects. Jax must string together the clues to clear her friend Tessa’s name—and do it before the killer strikes again.



About The Author

Janice Peacock decided to write her first mystery novel after working in a glass studio full of colorful artists who didn’t always get along. They reminded her of the odd, and often humorous, characters in the murder mystery books she loved to read. Inspired by that experience, she combined her two passions and wrote High Strung: A Glass Bead Mystery, the first book in a new cozy mystery series featuring glass beadmaker Jax O’Connell.

When Janice Peacock isn’t writing about glass artists who are amateur detectives, she makes glass beads using a torch, designs one-of-a-kind jewelry, and makes sculptures using hot glass. An award-winning artist, her work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of several museums. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, three cats, and seven chickens. She has a studio full of beads…lots and lots of beads.

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a Rafflecopter giveaway Review: HIGH STRUNG by Janice Peacock I love to read crafting cozy mysteries, just as I love to read books set in the UK, Canada, and states I've never visited: it's armchair education. Although I'd never construct stained glass or, as in this story, use a blowtorch to make beads, still I can enjoy the process vicariously, and learn. HIGH STRUNG (and yes, some of these characters are!) opens with Jax (Jacqueline) inheriting a spacious divided Seattle residence plus funds, from her recently deceased aunt. The only requirement: she move to Seattle, occupy the residence, and live the life she dreams. So she renovates, rents half, and sets up a beadmaking and design studio, creating, teaching, and selling. But even in the small pond of beadmaking, tensions, greed, and envy collide, and when a weekend exhibition is marred by murder, Has takes on a new role: amateur detective.


  1. HI Mallory,

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  2. Very nice review, sounds like an interesting read