Glass Bead Mystery Series

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 63 ratings

High Strung Publisher's Summary

After inheriting a house in Seattle, Jax O'Connell is living the life of her dreams as a glass bead maker and jewelry designer. When she gets an offer to display her work during a bead shop's opening festivities, it's an opportunity Jax can't resist - even though the store's owner is the surliest person Jax has ever met. The weekend's events become a tangled mess when a young bead maker is found dead nearby and several oddball bead enthusiasts are suspects. Jax must string together the clues to clear her friend Tessa's name - and do it before the killer strikes again.

©2016 Janice Peacock (P)2017 Janice Peacock
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  • Book 1

    • High Strung

    • Glass Bead Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Janice Peacock
    • Narrated by: Mary Ann Jacobs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    After inheriting a house in Seattle, Jax O'Connell is living the life of her dreams as a glass bead maker and jewelry designer. When she gets an offer to display her work during a bead shop's opening festivities, it's an opportunity Jax can't resist - even though the store's owner is the surliest person Jax has ever met. The weekend's events become a tangled mess when a young bead maker is found dead nearby and several oddball bead enthusiasts are suspects.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun cozy mystery

    • By MKS on 04-22-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • A Bead in the Hand

    • Glass Bead Mystery Series, Volume 2
    • By: Janice Peacock
    • Narrated by: Mary Ann Jacobs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A bead bazaar turns bizarre when jewelry designer and glass beadmaker Jax O'Connell discovers a dead body beneath her sales table. Suspected of murder, Jax and her friend Tessa scramble to find the killer among the fanatic shoppers and eccentric vendors. They have their hands full dealing with a scumbag show promoter, hipsters in love, and a security guard who wants to do more than protect Jax from harm. Adding to the chaos, Jax's quirky neighbor Val arrives unexpectedly with trouble in tow.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun read

    • By Tahoe Linda on 04-30-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Off the Beadin' Path

    • Glass Bead Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Janice Peacock
    • Narrated by: Mary Ann Jacobs
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Glass bead-maker Jax O'Connell and her friend Tessa have no idea what challenges await them when they take a glassblowing class with Marco De Luca, a famous Italian glass artist - and infamous lothario. After the first night of class, Tessa sees a body through the rain-streaked window of the studio. The next morning there's no sign of Marco, and one of the studio owners is also missing. The local sheriff isn't taking the disappearances seriously, but Tessa knows what she saw.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Funny Whodunit

    • By Aurora Dawn on 01-13-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • To Bead or Not to Bead

    • Glass Bead Mystery Series, Book 4
    • By: Janice Peacock
    • Narrated by: Mary Ann Jacobs
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    When a wealthy theater owner is killed by a falling art glass chandelier, glass beadmaker Jax O’Connell’s boyfriend, Detective Zachary Grant, quickly determines it was no accident. Jax and her friend Tessa try to carry on with a charity fashion gala at the theater, but with only a few days before the big event, they have to scramble to keep things from falling apart. The emcee quits, and to make matters worse, Tessa’s daughters are suspects in the murder.  

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Be Still My Beading Heart: A Glass Bead Mini-Mystery audiobook cover art
    • Be Still My Beading Heart: A Glass Bead Mini-Mystery

    • By: Janice Peacock
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