To Bead or Not to Bead

Today is the release of the fourth book in my Glass Bead Mystery Series—To Bead or Not to Bead.  I’m thrilled, to say the least.  And surprised.  If you’d told me five years ago that I’d have written, let alone published, four novels, I’d have told you that you were a crazy person. After completing the first book in the series, High Strung, I knew I was hooked.  While it was one of the most difficult things I’d ever accomplished, it was also one of the most rewarding.  And I knew I’d have to write another novel. It turns out I had a few I wanted to write, and here I am.

In To Bead or Not to Bead, Jax O’Connell and her friend Tessa are faced with solving a crime when an art glass chandelier, which had been installed above the stage in a theater, falls and kills someone.  That someone is Austin Greer, the owner of the theater, who was not the nicest fellow. With Austin’s death, a charity auction is thrown into chaos, and things turn from bad to worse when the emcee of the event quits.  Tessa’s daughters are at the top of the list of suspects, making Jax and Tessa’s need to find the killer all the more urgent. Meanwhile, they are trying to carry one with the fundraiser, which appears to be headed for disaster. Val, Jax’s nutty neighbor, makes several appearances, with Sci-Fi wisdom and delicious French toast. Jax’s cat, Gumdrop gets sick and ends up in the veterinarian’s office. The new vet—Buff Brown—is an intriguing man who Jax want’s to set up with Val.  There are a lot of twists and turns in this story, and I think readers will be surprised with how it ends—I hope so!

I enjoyed writing To Bead or Not to Bead, but it was a challenge.  My travel schedule last year was quite hectic, including trips to Belize, Alaska, Hawaii, and Massachusetts to name a few of the more exciting and enlightening trips.  The book is coming out a little later than I expected.  I’m hopeful that it has been worth the wait for my readers.  And if you’re one of them, I want to thank you for supporting me by purchasing my books.

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