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Cracked to Death

(A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery #3)

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"A fresh and original new series!" --Krista Davis, New York Times bestselling author

When a treasure hunt leads to deadly plunder, it's up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb and her trusty investigative posse to map out the true motives of a killer . . .

It's the dog days of summer in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Webb's Glass Shop proprietor Savannah Webb has an eco-friend
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Mass Market Paperback, 274 pages
Published June 28th 2016 by Kensington
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Doward Wilson
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozy-contest
Savannah Webb is helping Webb's Glass Shop manager, Amanda, teach a class in recycling old bottles into useful and beautiful works of art. The class turns deadly when local snorkeler Martin Lane brings in two old bottles linked to a pirate shipwreck. When Martin's body washes ashore the next morning, Amanda is linked to him by cell phone records. In order to clear Amanda of pending murder charges, Savannah begins her own investigation. Has Martin really found the wreck of the old pirate ship or ...more
Lola
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

This is one of those series that seems to get better with each book. It's so fun to return to this town with characters I already know and learn more about the glass shop. It's a solid cozy mystery series with fun characters and side characters and a new exciting mystery with each book. And every book has a murder mystery and some glass topics mixed in as well. I like how the characters have an active role in helping solve the mysteries. Next to
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Nancy
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Savannah’s glass art studio attracts an eclectic crowd. When one of her students turns up dead, she puts on her sleuthing hat to find the culprit. The bottles he’d brought to class look to be very old. Could the diver have stumbled onto pirate treasure buried off the west coast of Florida? Then why would someone go to the trouble to create a set of counterfeit bottles? When her colleague acts overly upset about the victim’s death, Savannah feels Amanda is hiding something. So do the police, who ...more
Lisa Ks Book Reviews
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have loved this series since book one, and it just keeps getting better!

One of the things I enjoy most about the Webb’s Glass Shop series, are the classes available through the shop. I’d love to find something like them around where I live.

A adore each and every character author Cheryl Hollon creates for this series. The regular cast, as well as new characters introduced for each book. They are all so full of life, and depth, I get a very clear picture of them in my mind as I read, and I can
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Peggy R
This is another wonderful addition to this series and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. While part of a series, I think these books can be read (at least to date) as stand alone stories and the reader will not feel like they have missed out on anything from previous books. Ms. Hollon has crafted a solid, intriguing mystery with plenty of viable suspects with believable motives. As with prior books, she weaves a history/education lesson with glass that is interesting without overpowering th ...more
Teresa Kander
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mysteries
One of the things I enjoy about this series is that with each book I learn more about stained glass and glass products. It's a fun way to learn about the topic without being overwhelmed with too much information at one time.

All of the characters work so well together and are very relatable. I love that Jacob is learning to deal with his anxiety issues--it's amazing to see his character change and grow throughout the series.

Of course, there is a murder mystery to be solved--and this time, Amanda
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Daniele
Apr 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2016
Cracked to Death is the enjoyable third entry in the Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery series, full of interesting glass making tidbits, likeable characters, and plenty of red herrings.

Savannah is settling into running her father’s glass shop following his death and is expanding to include more studio space and offering more workshops. Her office manager Amanda is teaching her first class in “upcycling” glass bottles to make useful items such as cheese trays and wall clocks. One of the students brings s
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Valerie
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 stars out of 5

When I was chosen as one of the reviewers for “Cracked for Death”, the third in the Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery series by Cheryl Hollon, I was thrilled! I’ve been meaning to try this series for a long time, but we don’t own it at the library I work for. I’d been waiting for a good time to get it thru interlibrary loan, but this is even better. I was not disappointed at all. Even tho’ it was the first book that I had read in the series, I felt that Ms. Hollon definitely provided eno
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Penny Marks
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great cozy mystery! Cracked to Death is book three in A Webb's Glass Shop mystery. I have not had the pleasure of reading books one or two but will be changing this very soon. I really enjoyed book three and look forward to the others.
Savannah Webb is the owner of Webb's Glass Shop in St. Petersburg, Florida where the sun is hot and the mystery even hotter. Amanda, the store manager is having her first class on up cycling bottles when a class member brings in a couple antique bottles from a rece
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April Schilling
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Savannah Webb, owner of Webb's Glass in St. Petersburg, Florida, has decided to let her store manager, Amanda, teach an upcycling class. The class turns out to be a bit hit in no small part to the antique bottles one of the students brings in. Martin Lane found them while diving and is interested in turning them into cheese trays but, Savannah and Amanda talk him out of it so that they can do some research on the old bottles.

When Martin's body is found wash ashore, Detective Parker asks Savanna
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Connie Stein
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cracked to Death by Cheryl Hollon is the 3rd book in A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery Series. What could be better then Pirate Treasure, Diving, Upcycling, Murder, Mystery and Suspense all in one book.
Savannah Webb owns the glass shop and has been very busy expanding the business. Amanda, the shop's manager is teaching a new bottle-crafting class and Savannah has purchased a new building for additional space. The mystery begins when one of the students is found dead and Amanda is the primary suspect.
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Liz Caldwell
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
Pirate treasure, hidden relationships, and a little romance for glass shop owner Savannah Webb. Throw in a murder, and you have an entertaining tale by Cheryl Hollon. Savannah has agreed to have office manager Amanda teach a class on repurposing glass bottles. One of the students shows up with some remarkable antique bottles, which Savannah thinks may have some historical significance. But then the student washes up on shore, murdered. Savannah and her friends have work to do to clear Amanda whe ...more
Carol
Pirate Treasure, Diving, Mystery, Murder, Suspense,
Intrigue and Secrets make for a good read!!!
Savannah Webb’s father died leaving her the Webb Glass
in St Petersburg, Florida. Various classes related to glass
are offered. The current classes is upcycling. Each class
member is to bring bottles with them. One of the class
members brings blue bottles to class requesting an
appraisal on them.
Well defined, colorful and vivid characters plus Suzy,
Rooney and Charlie (the dogs) and Beowulf (the cat
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Kelly
May 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't wait to read the latest book in the Webb's Glass Shop series. I have read the other 2 books in the series and was anxious to see what Savannah and her friends would be up to this time. In each book a class is being held at Webb's Glass Shop and I like that aspect of the books as well as the mysteries that keep me guessing until the end. This book was no exception. There were several red herrings and I wasn't sure who the killer was until the end. This book also included information a ...more
Betty
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, cozy, dogs, e-books
Savannah Webb looks at the two cobalt blue bottles and felt that they were old and might valuable. She asked a knowledgeable friend on about the bottles. The owner of the bottles is found murdered near the ocean. In his backpack is a broken blue cobalt bottle is found. Savannah accepts a role as the consultant on the bottles. There indications that the bottle was pirate's treasure. Savannah must find answers so that Amanda is not arrested for murder. The story has a number of turns that will cha ...more
Vicki May
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cracked to Death is the third installment of the Webb's Glass Shop mystery series. I have enjoyed each book of this series more and more. The mystery is always well developed. The detail of the area helps you picture yourself in the story along with the band of amateur sleuths. This time out the excitement over finding a legendary pirate's treasure only adds depth. My favorite part of Ms. Hollon's series is how the characters and their relationships to each other have continued to evolve. I high ...more
Jenndian
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a great, enjoyable read! I received a copy of this book as an ARC in exchange for a review. I really enjoyed this book, even though I don't normally start a series in the middle. The plot was intriguing! Who doesn't like the chance of finding pirate treasure? The main characters are well-written, three dimensional characters and I'm looking forward to reading the first two books in the series! Great story and a pleasure to read!
Jessica Robbins
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Melodie
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2017
Read the first in this series some time back and liked it. This one seemed a bit "off" to me. There are 2 characters who are overweight and negative light is shone on them. That really doesn't sit well with me........EVER. Not a bad mystery, though there were some continuity problems here and there. Didn't read the 2nd one for some reason, and now don't think I'll bother with any further books.
Michelle
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
The cast of characters are certainly entertaining in this third book of the Webb's Glass Shop Mysteries. Savannah Webb inherited her father's glassblowing business after his death and is making a go at creating something larger. She has bought a warehouse and converted the space into a creative workplace for artist's to come and work on their art. Edward is slowly becoming Savannah's love interest, Amanda is the new manager/teacher that has some personal issues and Jacob the young man who has As ...more
Liz
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cracked to Death is the third Webb's Glass Shop Mystery by Cheryl Hollon and by far her best mystery yet in the series. Savanah Webb has opened the Webb Gallary and is leaving Amanda in charge of Webb Glass Shop teaching a class on recycling bottles.

Amanda, normally very reliable is late for the first class and continue to be unpredictable during the rest of the week. On the first day of class, one of the students brings in two very old cobalt blue glass bottles he found snorkeling, neither Ama
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Stacey Toney
May 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cracked to Death is the third installment in the Webb's Glass Shop Mystery series. Savannah Webb seems to be adjusting to taking over her family’s business after her father’s death. She has decided to expand by the business by opening a warehouse studio. In order to make sure the business remains successful, she hired Amanda Blake to assist her running the business and to teach classes.

The first class on the agenda for Amanda is an upcycling class. All students have been instructed to bring old
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Allison Collins
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reading Cheryl Hollon’s book “Cracked to Death” was like visiting an old friend in more ways than one.
Glass shop proprietor Savannah Webb and her crew are back to solve a murder that could shatter one of her very own. Her loyal and trusted friend Amanda is up to teach a glass upcycling class until one of her students washes ashore the second day of class, a mysterious bottle stuffed in his dive bag. That little blue bottle could lead to buried pirate treasure, and they’re in a race to find the
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Diane
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have always been fascinated with stained glass, sun catchers and glass products and this book was filled with detailed research concerning glass, recycling glass and the details involved with cutting glass. This author really did her homework, and she's as skilled at research as she is in constructing a mystery that keeps the reader guessing. I enjoyed the various characters who are friends of, or work with, the main character Savannah Webb, including her store manager and new glass workshop i ...more
Christy
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Webb's Glass Shop Mystery series and the first one I have read. I had no problem getting to know the characters and pace of the book immediately. It could be a stand alone book. I will, however, be reading the first two and any others that come out as I enjoyed getting to know Savannah and friends!

The book is set in a Glass Shop that Savannah took over after her father's death. She, Amanda and Jacob hold classes (which were very detailed, I learned much about glass
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Donna Townsend
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
For Savannah Webb, life is complicated. There’s the Glass Shop she runs after inheriting it from her father. The new studio she has opened, hoping to provide work space for fellow glass artists. Her employees, Amanda, a certifiable flake and her teenaged assistant Jacob who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome. And a lovely fellow in her life. All is good; except for her penchant for getting caught up in the local murders, that is.
One of the main characters is the setting of St. Petersburg, Florida.
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Autumn Is Azathoth
Review of CRACKED TO DEATH by Cheryl Hollon

(A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery #3)

I really enjoy this series, which is in the "crafting cozies" category. Although stained glass work and restoration is likely not something I will ever take up, still I find it fascinating and love to read about the process and the beauty of the results. Author Cheryl Hollon has thoroughly researched and experienced this topic, and makes the enthusiasm, sometimes even obsession, of her character artisans so easy to compre
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Linda
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Savannah Webb, owner of Webb's Glass Shop, sets up a bottle-crafting workshop to be taught by her manager, Amanda. During the first class, one of the students brings in an interesting blue bottle...one that Amanda is reluctant to use in the class exercise without finding out its origin. But the next day, Martin is missing from the class, and shortly thereafter found murdered on the beach. Savannah is called to consult on the glass bottle found in Martin's dive bag, but before her investigation c ...more
Nicole
Cracked to Death by Cheryl Hollon is the third installment in the Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery series, but the first that I’ve read - and it won’t be the last! From the beginning of the story, I was drawn in to both the mystery and the fascinating world of glass art. Ms. Hollon does a wonderful job of describing, in detail, the process and even includes a glossary of terms at the end of the book. The mystery was well-written and honestly, I had no idea who did it until the killer was revealed. It t ...more
Jean
May 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first book that I have picked up by Cheryl Hollon. Person's that who would enjoy this book are those that want a quick read. She writes similarly to Joanne Fluke and Jessica Beck. They all have a similar format. The characters in this book are unlike a lot of other ones I've read about. I enjoyed the fact that there were problems surrounding them and that each person had the others back. One character Jacob was Autistic which is home to me because he reminded me of my son. Then Amand ...more
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