Title: Death Under Glass Author: Jennifer McAndrews Published: July 7th 2015 by Berkley Format: Paperback, 304 pages Genre: Cozy Mystery Series: Stained Glass Mysteries #2
Unless the reader is completely daft, they do not need the author to excessively describe the situation or to overdraw the picture, or to even repeat the situation to you. This book was superficial and did not add to the first book or make it a series that a reader would run to.
The title had absolutely nothing to do with the storyline. Other than the fact that Georgia Kelly creates stained glass art in her apparent spare time. This is a story about a town, Wenwood, New York, in flux since a new building project on the marina could mean big changes for their small town. A law office that has been torched, the ex-wife of one of the law partners having her own antique shop rifled through, another law partner murdered and an old photo album that holds a secret – pretty much that is the book. Add in the requisite heroine with curly hair, her cat and the two men that are suddenly smitten and you have your typical cozy mystery.
I enjoy series books, I enjoy cozy mysteries, but this book is just not very good. Add depth, add multiple storylines that will have the reader bouncing back and forth – just add something that will alleviate the flatness and monotony.