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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Cozy Mystery Roundup Day 2 - Ghastly Glass by Joyce and Jim Lavene

Day Two of the Halloween Cozy Mystery Roundup finds us in the days of olde as mystery invades a Renaissance Faire!

Halloween has come to visit the Renaissance Faire in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Jessie Morton couldn’t be happier. She has worked hard to earn an apprenticeship with the glassblower’s shop so that she can continue gathering information for her dissertation on Renaissance crafts in modern times. Being able to be with her new sweetheart, Chase, the Bailiff of the Faire, is an added perk!

But upon her arrival to the fun and funky event, a pall has been cast when Death dies, or rather the actor playing the Grim Reaper is found dead. As Chase tries to keep the peace among the villagers and the visitors to the Faire, Jessie does her best to find out who is causing all the murderous mischief. The clues keep getting more and more mysterious as the message “Death Shall Find Thee” keeps appearing all over the village. Could it be that Death is now stalking Jessie herself?

In “Ghastly Glass,” their second installment of the Renaissance Faire Mystery series, authors Joyce and Jim Lavene deliver another delightful tale of merriment and mayhem in ye days of olde. The setting for this series is just charming, and the band of merry characters that work at the Faire are full of sass and vigor. The spark of romance between Jessie and Chase is a nice addition to the spooky who-dunit mystery.

I enjoy Joyce and Jim Lavene’s work, and admire the husband and wife team for their prolific output of work. They also write several other mystery series, including the Peggy Lee Garden Mysteries. Check out their website at http://www.joyceandjimlavene.com/ for more info on their books.


Janel said...

I love Renaissance fairs! I've also been interested in glass blowing for a long time. This sounds like a great series.

Sheila Deeth said...

I remember standing entranced watching the glass-blowing on Blackpool promenade, and later insisting on taking my sons to see it too. These books sound fun. Heading over to their website now. Thanks.