Friday, October 16, 2015

Blog Tour: Pane and Suffering


To solve her father’s murder and save the family-owned glass shop, Savannah Webb must shatter a killer’s carefully constructed façade. . .

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.

As if the coincidence of the two deaths wasn’t suspicious enough, Savannah discovers a note her father left for her in his shop, warning her that she is in danger. With the local police unconvinced, it’s up to Savannah to piece together the encoded clues left behind by her father. And when her father’s apprentice is accused of the murders, Savannah is more desperate than ever to crack the case before the killer seizes a window of opportunity to cut her out of the picture. . .


Savannah just wants to take care of her father's affairs and sell Webb's to his assistant, Hugh, but then he dies suddenly as well. Coincidence? Savannah is devastated.  Finding the cipher her father left her with a warning that she could be next convinces her that neither death was due to natural causes.  She just has to get past the bungling policeman.

The glass shop and class Savannah has to teach provide an interesting context for this double murder mystery. The characters of her father, Jacob, Amanda, and Jonathan and the rest of the people in the class add dimension to the story. The plot moves along with unusual twists and turns in the form of geocaches and ciphers to be solved. A change of pace, this was an enjoyable read, and I learned a lot about glass and geocaching. 

FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in the hopes that I would post an honest review as part of this blog tour. This has not affected the content of my review in any way.


Cheryl Hollon now writes full-time after she left an engineering career of designing and building military flight simulators in amazing countries such as England, Wales, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, and India. Fulfilling the dream of a lifetime, she combines her love of writing with a passion for creating glass art. In the small glass studio behind her house in St. Petersburg, Florida, Cheryl and her husband design, create, and produce fused glass, stained glass, and painted glass artworks. Visit her online at, on Facebook or on Twitter @CherylHollon.

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  1. I like the setting for this book and would love to know more about stained glass art. To get a mystery and learn about something new is a win-win for me.

  2. Great new setting, and you will learn about stained glass! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I like the synopsis, sounds good.

  4. Sounds like a great read. BTW, last item on Rafflecopter doesn't have who you're supposed follow on Twitter.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about the problem!

  5. Thanks for hosting me on my Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour. It's a privilege to be your guest.

  6. Pane and Suffering sounds like a cozy that I will enjoy reading. I have it on my TBR list.

  7. I would love to read this first book in a new series