Shards of Murder is the 2nd book in a new series. One day I'm going to start out on book 1, really. Its going to happen!
I almost wished I had read the first book, because there were times, when I felt a little bit lost with the characters, but that may just be me and the book certainly does work as a stand alone.
I was really thrilled by this book, because it was so different. So many of cozies I read involve scrapbooking or cooking that when there's one that is totally different, it always catches my eye. The cover will do that too. This one made me think of the festivals I like to attend in the summer and fall months.
It is obvious that the author knows her stuff, glass making wise here, and that is definitely a plus. My grandmother said that she always learned something with every book she read. I wish she were still with us, so that I could pass this book on to her. She would have loved it as much as I did. I also learned the coefficient of expansion of Pyrex, which I'm surprised I didn't know considering that my father worked for Corning Glass for many years.
The story was well developed and the mystery was one that really held my attention. Though for some reason I knew who the killer was right away. A great cozy!