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Death Under Glass
Stained Glass Mystery #2
Jennifer McAndrews

Berkley Prime Crime
July 7, 2015/ ISBN 978-0-425-26796-7
Mystery/Cozy/Amateur Sleuth

Reviewed by Laura Hinds


After three months of living in Wenwood, New York Georgia Kelly is still trying to decide if she wants to stay there and make a go of it. She's been living with her grandfather, so expenses are low, but if she stays for good, she'll have to make some money. Selling her custom-made stained glass windows has been hit or miss, but she's been given the chance to make a window for the new bed and breakfast in town, “Magnolia Bed and Breakfast.”

Yet her best friend Carrie Stanford has trouble. Big trouble. Carrie's ex-husband's law office has been hit by an arsonist and then Carrie's own shop is tossed. Georgia makes it her mission to get to the bottom of things before anything else happens to Carrie. Before answers can be found, Herb Gallo, Russ Stanford's legal partner is murdered, and the situation has been even more dire. Who is behind these evil deeds and why? When Carrie's apartment is vandalized, it's time to step up the action and protect her dear friend.

Author Jennifer McAndrews continues to develop the characters in this new series by drawing readers deeper into their varied relationships. The friendship between Georgia and Carrie is a strong one, and this time out, Georgia is the friend in deed and Carrie the friend in need. Georgia is also given not one, but two romantic interests! It's also good to watch the changes going on around Wenwood as it struggles with economic woes and the town tries to decide how best to proceed to bring families back to live in town by providing jobs, as well as setting up new shops and restaurants for tourists.

This is a carefully plotted book, with enough suspects and possible motives to keep readers guessing throughout the book. I always enjoy a cozy with an animal or two mixed in, and Friday the cat is a new favorite of mine. There's also a dog introduced in this book, and he is adorably pictured on the cover. I'm delighted to say that this page turner ended exactly as I had hoped it would, and I will be eagerly awaiting the next installment.

I highly recommend Death Under Glass to cozy lovers in search of a new series. The first book, Ill- Gotten Panes, is the first book, and you could easily enough both books as beach reads, hammock reads, or book club reads this summer.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Ill-Gotten Panes


Reviewed 2015