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Snow Way Out

(Snow Globe Shop Mystery #1)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  571 ratings  ·  94 reviews
Curio shop manager Camryn Brooks thought she’d seen every kind of snow globe—until she saw one depicting a crime scene…

Ever since she was a child, Cami has loved the sparkling beauty of snow globes, and now, she sells them.  In fact, they’re so popular, Cami and her friend—coffee shop owner Alice “Pinky” Nelson—are hosting a snow globe making class.

After the flurry of acti
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 6th 2015 by Berkley (first published August 10th 2009)
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Dec 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2015
Dollycas’s Thoughts
I wish we had a store like this nearby. I would buy, buy, buy!!

Camryn Brooks has taken over running her parents store, Curio Finds, after returning in despair from her job in Washington D.C.. Her mother is going through chemo and her dad wants to be close by to take care of her. Her friend, Alice “Pinky” Nelson, runs the connected coffee shop, Brew Ha Ha. Together they decided to host a snow globe making class. After the class is over Cami notices a new snow globe on a shelf i
Feb 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: challenge
Not bad first entry in the series. I did figure out pretty early (especially for me) who did it but that didn't bother me. The characters were okay and I did like how Cami did try to follow the police advice she received. ...more
Mark Baker
Sep 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, 2015
Cami Brooks is enjoying running her family’s curio shop and reconnecting with her friends. One night, after hosting a snow globe making class, she is walking how through the park when she finds a man asleep on the park bench. Only, he’s not sleeping, as she discovers when he falls over, revealing the knife in his back. The scene looks just like a strange snow globe she’d seen in her shop before she left, but when she goes back with the police, it’s gone. What is happening?

The characters in this
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Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery
Mystery surrounds a snow globe shop owner as she searches for local connections to a death that occurs. What do several out-of-the-ordinary snow globes that appear and disappear in her shop have to do with the murder? Author Christine Husom swirls clues around and keeps you on your toes as you attempt to figure out who the killer is in this debut cozy mystery. Although I thought this book dragged in places, and I was afraid I'd lose interest; all-in-all, it picked up toward the end and I enjoyed ...more
I just was not impressed by this one. The premise sounded really good, but I could not get into the story. Camryn was a bit annoying with her ridiculous conclusions, and the explanation at the end was a bit to hard for me to believe.
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2015
This one just really fell flat for me. The characters all felt one-dimensional and I guess the whole snow globe thing just doesn't interest me much. An okay book at best. ...more
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
While working for a senator in Washington, D.C., Camryn Brooks finds herself in the middle of an embarrassing scandal. As a result, she heads back to her hometown of Brooks Landing, Minnesota. Her adoptive parents need her to take over their Curio Finds shop where they sell unique snow globes. With her adoptive mother having to go through cancer treatments, there is no way Camryn would refuse their request.

Camryn comes up with a fun idea for the shop. She wants to host snow globe-making classes.
Feb 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Here's an unusual premise. Christine Husom's mystery, Snow Way Out, features a snow globe shop in a small town in Minnesota. It will be interesting to see how this series develops, with a snow globe representing part of the mysterious elements in a crime in this story.

Cami Brooks is back home after a scandal in Washington, D.C. Now, she's managing the snow globe shop owned by her parents, one that's connected to a coffee shop run by Pinky, one of her best friends. Together, the two set up a clas
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Snow Way Out is the first book in the A Snow Globe Shop Mystery series.

I really liked this new series. A well told story and an enjoyable cast of characters. One of those rare occasions where there wasn't a character that you would love to hate.

Camryn Brooks has returned to home to Brooks Landing to take over the family's snow globe shop, Curio Finds. The shop also shares part the building with The Brew Ha-Ha coffee shop managed by childhood friend "Pinky" Nelson. Also helping out in the shops f
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
With snow in the title, how could I pass up this book? And snow globes are some of my favorite things. So I was very interested in this series.

Camryn finds a body in the park and it looks much like the scene in a snow globe that mysteriously showed up on her shop shelf. Where did it come from? And who would have murdered the man in the park? And who is the mysterious man who seems to be spying on her and showing up in odd places and then disappearing?

I did not see the end coming. I was not sure
Doward Wilson
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
An interesting, solid and well done mystery. The murder plot is well executed with several surprises at the end. The characters need more development but are likable and ready to be expanded on. I would also like to see more about the adjoining coffee shop, Brew-Ha-Ha and Curio Finds, whose main attraction is hundreds of snow globes. This was a story that pulled you in and kept you guessing. As the debut book in this series I was impressed with the plot. I can't wait to see where the author take ...more
The Views of Heather U
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I rather enjoyed this one! Being the first in a series is not always easy. What with setting up the characters, the plot, getting you acquainted with all of the back story on each character, sometimes it tends to take up a good portion of the book. I didn't feel that with this particular read. I enjoyed it and can't wait for the second one. ...more
Cosy mystery, not very thrilling.
Nancy H
Mar 04, 2018 rated it liked it
A good new mystery in a new series, this book tells the story of what happens when Cami is walking home from her curio shop one evening, and finds a dead body in the park - a scene that exactly matches one that is in a snow globe that mysteriously appeard and then disappeared in her shop. The plot gets more complicated as Cami is followed by a mysterious stranger and also as more epidsodes of the strange snow globes keep happening. This is a good beginning to what looks like it will be a good se ...more
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this first book in this for me new series. The characters were likeable, the plot logical and I just really enjoyed it! Can't wait to read the next one ...more
Mar 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: clean-cozy
After a scandal forces her to leave her job in Washington, D.C., Cami Brooks returns to her hometown of Brooks Landing, Minnesota. Cami now manages a shop called Curio Finds which specializes in a large variety of snow globes from all over the world. Her friend Pinky Nelson runs the adjoining café, and the two businesses are a great fit to draw more business to each shop. Cami and Pinky decide to join forces and host a class for customers to learn to make their own snow globes, which starts tens ...more
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy, 2017-challenge
What a great new series for me. Cami (or Camryn as she prefers to be called now) moves back to Brooks Landing after a scandal in Washington, DC. She is now managing her mother's snow globe shop and loving it. When she decides to host a snow globe making class along with her best friend Pinky she thought it would be fun. Who knew on her way home she would find a dead person. Loved the setting of this book. She even shows you how to make a snow globe. The characters would almost remind you of Mayb ...more
Mary Brown
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Camryn Brooks has left Washington in the midst of a scandal and has returned to her hometown to be with her family and friends. She begins to manage her parent’s store, the Curio Finds, that specialize in snow globes. The space of the shop is shared by Pinky, one of her best friend’s coffee shop, The Brew Ha-Ha.

The two decide to hold a snow globe making class to help increase business. Everyone that attended the class made their own globe with material supplied by the instructor. When the class
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
I liked the premise of this book. I was bamboozled by the store, which is run by Cammi Brooks, as while it played an important role in the story, did not appear to be just a Snow Globe store and I had a hard time figuring out how it was staying in business. The coffee shop that was part of the same building, seem to have a thriving business.

With that aside, I loved the premise of the story. A class in making your own snow globes and as Cammi goes to leave the store late at night a snow globe li
An amazing start to a new series, I finished this book in just over a day, making it a fast, enjoyable read that I didn't want to end.

The characters were all well-written. Pinky, Erin, Cami, Clint, Archi, and Mark were all well-written characters that I could easily picture in any town. I especially loved Clint and Cami, however.

The setting was great, too, I could picture the shops perfectly, along with the town. The entire area sounded like a perfect area to live, and own a small business.

One d
Feb 20, 2015 rated it liked it
How can I resist a cozy set in Minnesota for a winter read!? Camryn Brooks has retuned home to Brooks Landing to run the family curio shop called Curio Finds, as her parents have cut back on their own involvement in the business. One of her best friends, Pinky Nelson, is the owner of the coffee shop that shares an adjoining wall and opening with her. The shop concentrates on snow globes of all kinds, Camryn has had a special spot for them ever since she was a child. As a way to interest new busi ...more
Sharon Chance
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What better subject for the cold, snowy month of January than a cozy mystery about snow globes?

Author Christine Huson supplies the ticket for that request with her latest book, and the start of a new series - "Snow Way Out: A Snow Globe Shop Mystery."

I loved this story! The characters are quirky and interesting, the premise for the mystery is fresh and fun, and Husom's storytelling is just a delight. The fast pace of the tale moved the book along at a nice clip, never allowing for any real "do
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cozy, mystery
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Jun 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Cami has returned to her home town after her Washington career imploded. Her adoptive parents need her to run the Curio Shop, which specializes in snow globes. That's why a class in making the popular artifact seems a natural. On the way home, however, Cami finds a dead body. Not only does she worry about being a suspect, she worries that her friends have guilty knowledge about the crime. The irritating--but hunky!--assistant chief of police is so obnoxious sometimes that he drives Cami to do so ...more
Dee Gurganus
Feb 22, 2015 rated it liked it
As a debut novel, Ms Husom did a wonderful job. A delightful mystery with warm characters just like in your own hometown. You really grow to like Cami, Erin, Pinky, and Mark right from the start. The setting while in Wisconsin could be anyone's hometown. And everyone loves a good mystery. This one had me puzzled although I was not completely surprised by the ending. Congrats to Ms Husom and hoping to see more Snow Globe Mysteries soon. ...more
D Nichols
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shop owner holds snow globe making class and as she is cleaning up before leaving for home she finds a snow glove she's never seen before. She heads out walking across the park because it is a short-cut but stumbles a man lying on a bench, the
exact scene portrayed in the snow glove. When she takes the police back to her store to show them the glove, it is missing. The twist and turns from there are very interesting.
Penny McGill
May 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cozy
A murder solved by a snow globe shop owner? Who wouldn't want to read this? It's just so much fun, as a concept, and likely will catch on for cozy fans however I didn't love it. It was just 'ok' with not very much making me care for the woman who is running the shop or her supporting cast. Of course the handsome officer investigating the case seemed appealing enough but other than that I think I'll take a pass on the next one in this series. Too bad, I really wanted to love it ...more
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love this new series about a woman who runs her parents' curio shop, specializing in snow globes, in a town in Minnesota. She discovers a dead man in the park and helps find the killer in the process. I'm looking forward to the next one. ...more
Barbara Schlichting
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed how Curio shop owner wove her interest in the community, friends and family into solving the murder. I liked how Cami saw the common thread of the snow globe with the scene of the crime. I'm also interested in making my own snow globe. ...more
Nov 28, 2015 rated it liked it
I love snow globe (I collect them too) and cozies so naturally had to read it. I found the beginning really good but then it slowed down and I found myself skipping some pages. I'll check out the second one because I enjoyed Cami as the main character and you can't have enough snow globes ...more
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Christine Husom is the Minnesota author of the medium-boiled Winnebago County Mysteries and the cozy Snow Globe Shop Mysteries. She holds an undergraduate degree from Concordia University in St. Paul, trained with the St. Paul Police Department, and served with the Wright County Sheriffs Department.

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