Title: The Glass House (A PIP Inc Mystery #1)
Author: Nancy Lynn Jarvis
Published on: 25th July 2019
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Law Librarian Pat Pirard is in for a birthday surprise. No, it’s not an expensive gift or cruise tickets, she’s been let off! She has two months to go before she runs out of her reserve money.
Her best friend Syda gives her a glass-making class as a birthday present. As the duo attend the three-day class, they are in for more surprises. The presenter, Garryn Monteith, is a ladies man. Flirt with a capital F. On the last day of the class, as he opens the kiln, he coughs and drops dead. The kiln was filled with poisonous gas, enough to kill the one who opens it.
Was this a premeditated murder? Or, was someone else the intended target? Pat is asked to do some research and she readily agrees, thereby starting her Private Investigation firm…
The Glass House is the first book in A PIP Inc Mystery series. Apart from a niggle or two, the mystery is pretty impressive. There’s extra-marital affair, jealousy, friendship, love and much more in this story.
Pat, as the main character of the story, is someone whom I found a tad difficult to follow. She’s good at sleuthing, really good in fact, but the way in which she was portrayed wasn’t up to my liking. The clues and lists of those who attended the glass-making class seem to fall on her lap which sounded kinda surreal. I expected her to dig a bit deep or fall into trouble while finding clues.
The mystery behind Garryn’s death was impressive. The identity of the killer was pretty obvious halfway through the story, although the reason for the murder wasn’t very convincing. It’s just that, after all the hullabaloo, I expected some sinister reason behind the murder. 😉
The romance angle was a nice inclusion to the story. Two handsome men want to date Pat but who would Pat choose? As the story ends, Pat’s choice is pretty clear. Overall, this was a good read. With a little bit of mystery and a whole lot of running around, The Glass House is an entertaining read.
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