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Pane and Suffering, the first book in the Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery Series was released on September 29, 2015. Stop by your local bookstore or use a link:
After Savannah’s father dies unexpectedly of a heart attack, she drops everything to return home to St. Petersburg, Florida, to settle his affairs–including the fate of the beloved, family-owned glass shop. Savannah intends to hand over ownership to her father’s trusted assistant and fellow glass expert, Hugh Trevor, but soon discovers the master craftsman also dead of an apparent heart attack.
“A fresh and original new series! Savannah Webb is as clever at piecing together clues as she is at piecing stained glass. Well-crafted with smart and intriguing clues, Pane and Suffering will keep you guessing to the end!”
—Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author
The next book in the series Shards of Murder was released on February 23, 2016.
When a glass-making competition turns deadly, glass shop owner Savannah Webb must search for a window into a criminal’s mind…
As the new proprietor of Webb’s Glass Shop, Savannah has been appointed to fill her late father’s shoes as a judge for the Spinnaker Arts Festival, held in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. With her innovative glass works, the clear winner is Megan Loyola, a student of Savannah’s former mentor.When a glass-making competition turns deadly, class shop owner Savannah Webb must search for a window into a criminal’s mind…
But when Megan doesn’t show up to accept her $50,000 award, rumors start flying. And when Savannah discovers the woman’s dead body on festival grounds, the police immediately suspect her of murder. To keep from appearing before a judge herself, Savannah sorts through the broken pieces of glass scattered around the victim for clues as to who took this killer competition too far.
“The setting, the craft, the dog – all are critical to a cozy mystery, and here Hollon hits a homerun. The plot has a couple of surprising twists that decrease its predictability making it an entertaining amateur sleuth adventure.”– RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
The third book in the series Cracked to Death was released on June 28, 2016.
When a treasure hunt leads to deadly plunder, it’s up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb and her trusty investigative posse to map out the true motives of a killer. . .
It’s the dog days of summer in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Webb’s Glass Shop proprietor Savannah Webb has an eco-friendly plan to help locals escape the heat–a recyclable bottle-crafting workshop taught by reticent store manager Amanda Blake. Turns out, the class is a bigger smash than expected, thanks in part to a pair of staggeringly old bottles brought in by snorkeler Martin Lane . . .
Linked to a storied pirate shipwreck, the relics definitely pique Savannah’s interest. But intrigue turns to shock when Martin’s lifeless body washes ashore the next morning, another glass artifact tucked in his dive bag. With cell phone records connecting Amanda to the drowning, Savannah must voyage through unchartered territory to exonerate her colleague and capture the twisted criminal behind Martin’s death . . .
“Interesting…. The novel’s pace is leisurely, built around character interactions, travelogue, and lots of information about glass art.”
—Colete Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times
The fourth book in the series Etched in Tears released on November 28, 2017.
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 exhiit at the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum. His unique style of embedding document images in his art is a 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.
“Cheryl Hollon clearly knows her glass craft, but better still, she also knows how to craft a good mystery.”
—Sheila Connolly, New York Times bestselling author
The fifth book in the series Shattered at Sea releases on August 28, 2018.
Cheryl is President of the Florida Gulf Coast Sisters in Crime, and a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Novelists, Inc. A conference addict, she regularly attends SleuthFest in Florida, Malice Domestic in DC, Killer Nashville in Tennessee, and Magna Cum Murder in Indianapolis, IN. You will also find her at Left Coast Crime and Bouchercon, wherever they are being held. Cheryl and her husband live in St. Petersburg, FL in a 1920’s Craftsman Bungalow.
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A video on making a Glass Coaster in our shop:
This production was created by 2 Hungry Dogs in St. Petersburg, Florida. (It’s only a minute long, but I look like I want to escape.) It is the first in a series and was lots of fun.
Here’s our second video – yep, eyes closed as well!
Here’s our third video – love making jewelry!
Also, here’s a local video interview with Mr. Media on the publishing of my first book: