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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 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. . .


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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 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. . .

30 review for Pane and Suffering

  1. 5 out of 5

    Stacie Amelotte

    This series has intrigued me from first sight. I dabbled in stain glass making twenty-five years ago. I loved it but then life derailed my new found craft. I’ve thought many times about giving it another try but until that day arrives this is a perfect series to live vicariously through. When the unexpected death of Savannah’s father occurs, Savannah quickly returns to St. Petersburg, Florida to settle his affairs. Little did she know how her life was about to change. When the second body is fou This series has intrigued me from first sight. I dabbled in stain glass making twenty-five years ago. I loved it but then life derailed my new found craft. I’ve thought many times about giving it another try but until that day arrives this is a perfect series to live vicariously through. When the unexpected death of Savannah’s father occurs, Savannah quickly returns to St. Petersburg, Florida to settle his affairs. Little did she know how her life was about to change. When the second body is found Savannah has a hard time dismissing both as heart attacks. 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. I found the characters interesting and rounded. The plot was intriguing and different than what we normally find in a first in a new series. I love the seamless blend of information on stained glass techniques, specialty beers, teas and cipher codes that soldered well with the story. Ms. Hollon takes an interesting approach to showing emotion and letting us truly feel the grief. She truly breathes life into her characters exposing flashes of reality and empathy. I also enjoyed the fact that Savannah was a cicerone (beer sommelier). She truly came across as a strong lead and I look forward to watching her character develop with the series. The side characters were great too. I already adore Edward and loved that a character with Asperger's was included too. I was pleasantly surprised and excited to see that geocaching was a main topic in this book. It was a fun introduction to a new outdoor adventure craze. The author again described it perfectly and included detailed descriptions on this unique scavenger hunt game. I also thoroughly enjoyed the ciphers and many puzzles that the author included throughout the book for her characters to solve. Overall, this was an excellent start to a new series. I had a few hunches along the way trying to predict the culprit fairly early on, but it was fun to watch the characters put the clues together. I'm definitely looking forward to starting the sequel! This series holds unlimited possibilities!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Ks Book Reviews

    I can assure I endured no pain and suffering while reading this brilliantly crafted mystery by author Cheryl Hollon. One of the things I adore about cozy mysteries is learning about different crafts and professions featured and taught to us by the characters within. PANE AND SUFFERING starts with a stained glass class. I was so fascinated with the information being relayed by protagonist Savannah Webb, I forgot for a moment that I was reading a mystery. But author Hollon cured that real quickly I can assure I endured no pain and suffering while reading this brilliantly crafted mystery by author Cheryl Hollon. One of the things I adore about cozy mysteries is learning about different crafts and professions featured and taught to us by the characters within. PANE AND SUFFERING starts with a stained glass class. I was so fascinated with the information being relayed by protagonist Savannah Webb, I forgot for a moment that I was reading a mystery. But author Hollon cured that real quickly with the arrival of a body. As intricately crafted as a stained glass window, this first book in the Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery series is a wonderful story with an intriguing plot filled with action and mystery. The investigation into not one, but two deaths, is wonderfully penned by the author. She had me second guessing myself more than once! With a beautiful setting, a great cast of characters, and an entertaining storyline, Ms. Hollon has a masterpiece on her hands. I eagerly look forward to the next installment! Make sure to check out the back of the book for a glossary of stained glass terms, and information on stained glass instruction.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    What a good start to this new series. I am such a sucker for cozy mysteries involving a fun shop owner and this did not disappoint. A glass shop sounded really cool and I found all the glass work techniques to be fascinating. I also really liked the MC and her sidekicks Edward and Amanda (I'm hoping they stick around). There were some gasp-worthy moments, which I liked. I guessed the murderer about 70% into the book (view spoiler)[ when there was discussion about the Rev having a garden and then What a good start to this new series. I am such a sucker for cozy mysteries involving a fun shop owner and this did not disappoint. A glass shop sounded really cool and I found all the glass work techniques to be fascinating. I also really liked the MC and her sidekicks Edward and Amanda (I'm hoping they stick around). There were some gasp-worthy moments, which I liked. I guessed the murderer about 70% into the book (view spoiler)[ when there was discussion about the Rev having a garden and then Hugh being killed by a plant poison. (hide spoiler)] The codes were a fun addition and I enjoying trying to figure them out as well. I am excited to read more in this series and hope to learn more about glass work.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Chatting About

    Glass blower, Savannah Webb, shockingly loses the two most important men in her life in only a few days time--her dad, John Webb, and his close friend and associate, Hugh Trevor. Both were master stained glass craftsmen. Her dad's thriving business, Webb's Glass Shop, is primely located in the Grand Central District of St. Petersburg, Florida. Reeling from both deaths, Savannah isn't ready to deal with the offers coming in to buy the store and property. In a daze, she takes up teaching the begin Glass blower, Savannah Webb, shockingly loses the two most important men in her life in only a few days time--her dad, John Webb, and his close friend and associate, Hugh Trevor. Both were master stained glass craftsmen. Her dad's thriving business, Webb's Glass Shop, is primely located in the Grand Central District of St. Petersburg, Florida. Reeling from both deaths, Savannah isn't ready to deal with the offers coming in to buy the store and property. In a daze, she takes up teaching the beginning stained glass class that Hugh would have taught. She meets Edward, owner of the Pub next door; and Jacob--the teenage apprentice her father had told her was brilliant and who suffers with Asperger's Syndrome and severe asthma and has a darling service dog--a beagle, named Suzy. When Savannah receives threats to close down and sell the shop, she has trouble getting the police to believe her suspicions that her dad and Hugh could have been victims of foul play. John Webb had retired from the government as a cryptographer, and he'd taught Savannah codes and ciphers since childhood. She soon realizes he'd cunningly left clues to the murderer via hidden ciphers. My favorite character is Amanda, a free-spirited woman whose personality certainly overshadows Savannah, whom I thought came across as rather weak and scatter minded. The pets--Jacob's beagle, Suzy, and Savannah's dad's pup, Rooney, are bright and precious. In my opinion, way too much story was devoted to teaching the classes and didn't help move the story forward to resolving the mystery. Ms. Hollon certainly knows her stained glass craft, but it kept the story slow-paced for this reader. A good debut. Hope to see a lot more mystery and sleuthing in book two. NetGalley and Kensington provided me with a complimentary ebook copy in exchange for an honest review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan

    *I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Kensington and Netgalley. This title will be published on September 29, 2015* The first book in what looks like a promising new series, Pane and Suffering was an absorbing book that I enjoyed. Savannah is a glass blowing artist living in Seattle. When her father dies she must return to St. Petersburg, Florida and wrap up his affairs, however another death has her questioning her father's premature heart attack. I really lik *I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Kensington and Netgalley. This title will be published on September 29, 2015* The first book in what looks like a promising new series, Pane and Suffering was an absorbing book that I enjoyed. Savannah is a glass blowing artist living in Seattle. When her father dies she must return to St. Petersburg, Florida and wrap up his affairs, however another death has her questioning her father's premature heart attack. I really liked the characters, Savannah, Amanda, and Edward were all fun and sensible. Amanda was the perfect unashamed friend who had me laughing out loud at some of the things she'd say and do. I also loved how the author portrayed a character with Asperger's syndrome; it was so nice to read about Jacob, and I really hope he appears in later books. However, the book wasn't perfect, and the major imperfection was the mystery. It might have just been me, but I found the mystery to be extremely transparent and I guessed the killer half way through the book. There were almost too many clues and it gave the killer away early on. But, I really liked how the author incorporated tons of different codes and cyphers into the story. Overall a very strong start to a new series. I really enjoyed it. With great characters, a fun setting, and a great use of codes, yet a transparent mystery, Pane and Suffering, gets 4/5 stars. I'll look for the next one!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Lola

    I received a copy in exchange for an honest review One of my goals for this year was to read more cozy mysteries so when I came across this cute looking cozy mystery on netgalley I hit request immediately. Unfortunately the best way to describe my opinion about this book is that it's just okay. Nothing really stood out or captured my attention. I did enjoy the book, but to me it fell a bit flat. Pane and Suffering has a fun and original setting in a glass shop, which I did like. Even though it's I received a copy in exchange for an honest review One of my goals for this year was to read more cozy mysteries so when I came across this cute looking cozy mystery on netgalley I hit request immediately. Unfortunately the best way to describe my opinion about this book is that it's just okay. Nothing really stood out or captured my attention. I did enjoy the book, but to me it fell a bit flat. Pane and Suffering has a fun and original setting in a glass shop, which I did like. Even though it's a cozy mystery I felt like we got little feel for the small town setting and the mystery didn't really work for me. I am still finding my way in this genre, but I felt that the mystery had more potential. The mystery started of pretty interesting with a close and personal death as the main character Savannah her father has died of a heart attack and then his best friend Hugh follows closely. Then Savannah finds out a hint that hints to the fact they have been murdered. I did like how Savannah notified the police and the police did actually do work on the case. Savannah also runs her own investigation following clues left by her father. From the start there are quite some possible suspects, but the mystery progresses very slow at first. Then towards the end of the book there as one hint, which might have been small, but for me immediately revealed the real killer. The whole explanation behind it felt a bit off. The pace didn't quite work and there didn't seem enough progression on the mystery, but beside that it didn't feel like much happened either. There was an interesting set-up with her now owning the glass shop and slowly getting more attached to it and the town, but I just didn't feel it. Savannah was an okay main character, I didn't really feel like we got to know her and because of that it was hard to connect to her or anyone else in this book for that matter. I felt we stayed very distant from the character, hearing what went on with them, but never really feeling the emotions. Beside that I thought it was a bit weird how Savannah basically runs around telling strangers she just met how her father was killed and sharing the hints he left her with them as well. In her situation I am sure I would be a lot of more scared and paranoid. It just felt like she trusted everyone a bit too easily, especially seeing how her father had just been murdered and the killer could be someone she knew. There is an attempt to build the small town setting, but while I liked what we saw, it never really came fully alive. the side characters were fun, but stayed pretty flat. There is an attempt at romance, but it never really progresses much and I didn't really feel their connection. The glass shop setting was interesting and original as a setting. There are two or so chapters from the point of view of a police detective, but I thought it had worked better if he had more chapters or wasn't there at all. Now it felt a bit off with how he only had two partly chapters. To summarize: Pane and Suffering was an enjoyable book, but I also had a lot of issues with it. My opinion on this book can best be described as okay. The plot and mystery progressed slowly and when a real hint was dropped I immediately figured out who the killer was. I wasn't really engaged in the mystery and in the last few chapter sit suddenly progresses a lot faster compared to the rest of the book. I thought the explanation of the killer and why he did it was a bit weird. The subplots didn't quite work for me or made me feel it. Savannah was an okay main character, but I never really connected or cared about her and I thought she trusted strangers a bit too easily. There is a small hint at romance, building the small town setting and the side character, but nothing really came alive for me. I did like the glass shop as setting. All in all this was an okay cozy mystery, nothing really stood out, but I did enjoy the read.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

    I found this cozy mystery to be very entertaining! I have read several other cozy mystery series, but this series could become one of my favorites. I really enjoyed reading about the art of glass making. It was not a concept that I was familiar with. I found it very helpful that the author included a glossary for the glass making terms. I believe it helps the reader understand the concept better. There were several characters that made a difference in the book. The main character, Savannah Webb, I found this cozy mystery to be very entertaining! I have read several other cozy mystery series, but this series could become one of my favorites. I really enjoyed reading about the art of glass making. It was not a concept that I was familiar with. I found it very helpful that the author included a glossary for the glass making terms. I believe it helps the reader understand the concept better. There were several characters that made a difference in the book. The main character, Savannah Webb, seemed very relatable because of the death of her father. She displayed her emotions in a sincere way and never gave up in searching for her father's killer. Officer Boulli was the character that I was the least fond of. He did not believe Savannah from the beginning when she felt like there was foul play in the deaths. He was portrayed as being a jerk, and incompetent. Detective Parker believed Savannah from the first doubt she had. He never made her feel as if she was crazy for feeling the way she did. He was on her side from the beginning. The detective was portrayed as a caring person, and appreciative of the effort from Savannah in trying to find the killer. Overall, I found the characters in the book to be very believable and relatable. The plot was very well thought out and kept me interested until the very last page. I will definitely be reading more from this author, starting with the other books in this series!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mark Baker

    Savannah Webb has returned home for her father’s funeral and to sell the family glass shop to longtime family friend Hugh. But then Hugh dies from a heart attack. Since that was her father’s cause of death, Savannah begins to question the coincidence. A cryptic clue and a warning note from her father lead her to further suspect that there is a killer on the loose. But can she figure out what is happening? I liked stained glass, so I was glad to discover this promising series debut. Savannah and h Savannah Webb has returned home for her father’s funeral and to sell the family glass shop to longtime family friend Hugh. But then Hugh dies from a heart attack. Since that was her father’s cause of death, Savannah begins to question the coincidence. A cryptic clue and a warning note from her father lead her to further suspect that there is a killer on the loose. But can she figure out what is happening? I liked stained glass, so I was glad to discover this promising series debut. Savannah and her new friends grew on my as the book progressed, and I’m interested in seeing how they grow in the future. The pacing of the plot could have been a little better since I did feel some of the stained glass class scenes slowed it down, but it did come together for a logical and fun climax. NOTE: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Reading Reindeer

    REVIEW: PANE AND SUFFERING by Cheryl Hollon I love reading "craft" mysteries, especially when the art or craft of the setting is something of which I know nothing, and will likely never practice. Like armchair traveling, a lifelong habit, I vicariously try out a new craft (or a new location), and am educated in the process: Lifelong Learning. So I was really excited to discover debut author Cheryl Hollon's first mystery, PANE AND SUFFERING. I learned a lot about the craft of stained glass, I enjo REVIEW: PANE AND SUFFERING by Cheryl Hollon I love reading "craft" mysteries, especially when the art or craft of the setting is something of which I know nothing, and will likely never practice. Like armchair traveling, a lifelong habit, I vicariously try out a new craft (or a new location), and am educated in the process: Lifelong Learning. So I was really excited to discover debut author Cheryl Hollon's first mystery, PANE AND SUFFERING. I learned a lot about the craft of stained glass, I enjoyed the virtual tour of St. Petersburg (FL), and I enjoyed a tautly constructed mystery with a heart-in-mouth denouement--an all-round winning combination!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Ann

    Savanna Webb returns to her home town to bury her father and sell his glass blowing shop to his partner. She is a famous glass blower located in California and staying in Florida isn't in her plans. When they discover her father was murdered and his partner is found dead Savanna and the town folk decide to help the police find the murderer. First in a new series, this is a great little cozy with a set of characters that will entertain readers for many books. Lots of great info on glassblowing an Savanna Webb returns to her home town to bury her father and sell his glass blowing shop to his partner. She is a famous glass blower located in California and staying in Florida isn't in her plans. When they discover her father was murdered and his partner is found dead Savanna and the town folk decide to help the police find the murderer. First in a new series, this is a great little cozy with a set of characters that will entertain readers for many books. Lots of great info on glassblowing and stained glass make for interesting side story. Look for Book two, Shards of Murder when you finish this one.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Vicky Marie

    3.5 stars Pane and Suffering is the first in a new series. I liked it for the most part. The setting being a glass shop is a different concept in the cozy mystery world. It was interesting to learn a few things about such an art form. I also liked the addition of Jacob who has Asperger's syndrome. It's not usual to have a character with any type of disorder, so it was nice for Hollon to add such a sweet boy. The book wasn't flawless, though. The writing was very amateur. The dialogue was awkward. 3.5 stars Pane and Suffering is the first in a new series. I liked it for the most part. The setting being a glass shop is a different concept in the cozy mystery world. It was interesting to learn a few things about such an art form. I also liked the addition of Jacob who has Asperger's syndrome. It's not usual to have a character with any type of disorder, so it was nice for Hollon to add such a sweet boy. The book wasn't flawless, though. The writing was very amateur. The dialogue was awkward. Every conversation Savannah has was present, from important ones to less so. They were all long and felt unnecessary. For example, we got to read the entire convo of Savannah ordering food at a restaurant. What she got as a meal, what side, and what to drink. Then we got this strange convo with Frank wanting fries, but the lady says they don't serve fries, and it goes back and forth until finally he gets his order right. You don't have to do that. Having such pointless dialogue slows the pacing of the story. Just write a brief explanation and continue on. There's also the fact of over detailing. We don't need to know everyone's eye color or what type of bread was used for a sandwich plus all its ingredients. Do we need to know the name of a waitress, what exactly she wore, her body shape, the color of her nail polish? If she's not important then NO. Seeing as this was Hollon's first novel (or at least I hope it was her first) then I can forgive her for the writing. I just hope it improves over time because I do want to continue with the series. I received a free copy from a giveaway on Goodreads

  12. 5 out of 5

    Carla Johnson-Hicks

    I actually give this book 3.5 stars but rounded it up to 4. This is the first book in a new series, A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery, and it looks very promising. Savanna Webb is a glass blowing artist from Seattle who returns to her home town of St. Petersburg Florida to bury her father and sell his glass shop to his partner, who she calls Uncle Hugh. Savannah is at the shop after the funeral waiting to meet Hugh before a Stained Glass Class and he does not show up. She starts to teach the class and I actually give this book 3.5 stars but rounded it up to 4. This is the first book in a new series, A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery, and it looks very promising. Savanna Webb is a glass blowing artist from Seattle who returns to her home town of St. Petersburg Florida to bury her father and sell his glass shop to his partner, who she calls Uncle Hugh. Savannah is at the shop after the funeral waiting to meet Hugh before a Stained Glass Class and he does not show up. She starts to teach the class and discovers Hugh dead in the workroom. This is too much of a coincidence for Savannah and she is convinced that both her father and Hugh were murdered. With the help of another business owner, who may become a love interest, a boy with Aspergers and her new employee, they investigate the murders. This is a great little cozy with a set of characters that will entertain readers for many books. There is a lot of great information on glassblowing and stained glass. In future books, I hope that it is not as obvious who the culprit was. I figured it out early in the story and I am sure others will as well. Some of the scenes seemed to be filler as they did not add anything to the story, such as lunch with Frank at the Mexican Place. If those things are firmed up in the next book in the series, this will be a winner. I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Betty

    Savannah is in Florida to buried her father and sale his business to a long time friend am employee. Only to find the friend dead in the Glass Shop. A quick trip back to Seattle is not possible. The police feel both cases are a heart attacks but Savannah feels they are murdered after finding a message from her father. The shop has students to teach the art of working glass and there is contract to duplicate stain glass windows. She must decided rather to sale the shop and what to do about her ex Savannah is in Florida to buried her father and sale his business to a long time friend am employee. Only to find the friend dead in the Glass Shop. A quick trip back to Seattle is not possible. The police feel both cases are a heart attacks but Savannah feels they are murdered after finding a message from her father. The shop has students to teach the art of working glass and there is contract to duplicate stain glass windows. She must decided rather to sale the shop and what to do about her exhibit in Seattle in a couple of weeks. The first in a new series and it is a winner. Disclosure: I received a free copy from Kensington Books through Netgalley for an honest review. I would like to thank them for this opportunity to read and review the book. The opinions are my own.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    This was a great start to a new series for me. Savannah's father has died and she returns to St. Petersburg, Florida to bury her dad and sell his glass shop to his friend Hugh. But two days after her father dies Hugh dies also leaving her to wonder if it was a coincidence or something else. Then she finds a note her dad left her warning her that she is in danger. Because she feels the police department is not taking their deaths serious nor the warning she decides to solve the mystery herself. W This was a great start to a new series for me. Savannah's father has died and she returns to St. Petersburg, Florida to bury her dad and sell his glass shop to his friend Hugh. But two days after her father dies Hugh dies also leaving her to wonder if it was a coincidence or something else. Then she finds a note her dad left her warning her that she is in danger. Because she feels the police department is not taking their deaths serious nor the warning she decides to solve the mystery herself. With the help of her new friend Edward, who owns the pub next door and Amanda, one of the students and part-time employee they set out to figure out the clues her dad left her. This book keeps you guessing all the way through but you also learn a lot about stain glass. Highly recommend this book. I loved it and can't wait to read the next one in the series.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Abby

    Deciphering code is the center of sleuthing in Cheryl Hollon’s cozy, Pane and Suffering. This is the first book in the Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery series. Savannah Webb finds herself making some tough decisions when her father and family friend Uncle Hugh unexpectedly pass away. After Savannah deciphers a message left by her father, she ends up questioning the real cause of their deaths. Cheryl Hollon’s details describing geocaching and searching for clues was realistic and intriguing. I also enjo Deciphering code is the center of sleuthing in Cheryl Hollon’s cozy, Pane and Suffering. This is the first book in the Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery series. Savannah Webb finds herself making some tough decisions when her father and family friend Uncle Hugh unexpectedly pass away. After Savannah deciphers a message left by her father, she ends up questioning the real cause of their deaths. Cheryl Hollon’s details describing geocaching and searching for clues was realistic and intriguing. I also enjoyed reading about Savannah’s stained glass cutting classes and restoration. I felt the story was well written and engaging. I look forward to reading more books in the Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery series. I received a free copy of Pane and Suffering in return for my honest review.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Linda Smatzny

    First book of a series set in St. Petersburg, Florida featuring Savannah Webb as the main character. The book has an interesting setting in a glass shop so I learned something new. The characters are friendly and out of the ordinary. The book was an easy read.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Bradford

    A great start for a new series. Enjoyed it very much.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Tara Lush

    I loved this incredibly unique book for it's quirky characters and for the fact that it's set in my hometown. Can't wait to read the rest of the series!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jessica Wilhoite

    I LOVED this book! I can't wait to read the rest of the series. I think my favorite character may end up being Jacob :)

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Robbins

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  21. 4 out of 5

    Rhonda

    4 STARS A new cozy murder mystery. It is full of twists that you don't see who or why the murder happened. Interesting second characters, Along with good characters. It is also a clean read. Savannah lives in Seattle but she has come back to Florida for her father's funeral. Savannah works with blowing glass. She is going to sale the shop to her father's helper Hugh. But Hugh turns up dead in the stain glass shop. Savannah does not believe that they both died within a week of a heart attack. Whe 4 STARS A new cozy murder mystery. It is full of twists that you don't see who or why the murder happened. Interesting second characters, Along with good characters. It is also a clean read. Savannah lives in Seattle but she has come back to Florida for her father's funeral. Savannah works with blowing glass. She is going to sale the shop to her father's helper Hugh. But Hugh turns up dead in the stain glass shop. Savannah does not believe that they both died within a week of a heart attack. When she finds a note from her father saying if she found this he was murdered and she is in danger too. The police officer who is working the case is not working. He is lazy and thinks they both died of heart attacks. Savannah's father has left her clues too figure out who killed him. He worked in codes during the cold war. Savannah was taught the codes in her youth. There are two different people interested in buying the shop. She is wondering if they killed her father. You get introduced to making glass as Savannah takes over teaching the glass her father had signed up to teach. Edward from the pub next door keeps bringing Savannah different teas and breakfast items. He owns a pub. He has secrets too. I would read another book by Cheryl Hollon in the future. I stayed up late to finish reading this story because I needed to know who the murder is. I was given this ebook from Net Galley and Kensington. In return I agreed to give a honest review of Pane and Suffering by Cheryl Hollon

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mystereity Reviews

    Apparently the Suffering in Pane and Suffering refers to how one feels while reading this book.   I give it one star only becase premise was cute; MC inherits a glass shop from her dead father, and also has to teach stained glass window making classes to local noobs. MC promptly thinks the police are idiots and starts her own investigation with Fred and Velma and Scooby.   Then the cliches started (most of which I've already outlined).  Skipped a few chapters; book got even more dumb (I didn't think Apparently the Suffering in Pane and Suffering refers to how one feels while reading this book.   I give it one star only becase premise was cute; MC inherits a glass shop from her dead father, and also has to teach stained glass window making classes to local noobs. MC promptly thinks the police are idiots and starts her own investigation with Fred and Velma and Scooby.   Then the cliches started (most of which I've already outlined).  Skipped a few chapters; book got even more dumb (I didn't think that was possible) and then skipped to a few chapters before the end.   Couldn't even read it all the way through.  This was seriously like a really bad Scooby Doo episode.  Not the old ones from the 70s that were corny but still really good.  No, this was like the crap they show on Cartoon Network purporting to be Scooby Doo but is just really lame.   DNF, could've been really good but it wasn't.    Note to the author: If you're going to have a British character, at least research how British people speak, the terms they use, etc. Because Edward sounded like a southerner affecting an English accent. Badly.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    I basically decided to read this because my friend found out it existed, the title is a pun, and it was $1.99 on Amazon. It's very obvious that this is an amateur work that needed a LOT more editing than it ended up getting. Most of the dialogue is very stilted and sounds unnatural. There was an entire passage that involved someone placing and paying for a lunch order that was hilariously unnecessary. Despite the fact that it was often clunky and poorly executed, I didn't entirely dislike this boo I basically decided to read this because my friend found out it existed, the title is a pun, and it was $1.99 on Amazon. It's very obvious that this is an amateur work that needed a LOT more editing than it ended up getting. Most of the dialogue is very stilted and sounds unnatural. There was an entire passage that involved someone placing and paying for a lunch order that was hilariously unnecessary. Despite the fact that it was often clunky and poorly executed, I didn't entirely dislike this book as much as I had expected to. I really don't feel like falling down a "cozy mystery" rabbit hole because I have discovered there are WAY too many of these dealing with nearly every boring/random profession under the sun. I feel sort of inspired now though, as an aspiring "writer" of sorts myself. If someone can write a book about a murder in a glass studio, then I can do anything. If you're visiting your grandma for a few days, this is a rather "pane-less" way to spend your time. In fact, your grandma would probably like it too. You could read it together on a sunny porch swing with a glass of cool sweet tea in hand. Then you could gossip about nosy Mrs. Henderson next door and find a dead body in the backyard. You know, like you do...

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jeanne Adamek

    There were certain things about this mystery debut that I really enjoyed--I loved the information over stained glass, teas, beers and codes. I really enjoyed reading about Savannah's father. He was so well described that he was a person I would have liked to have met. I also enjoyed meeting Jacob and learning more about Asperger's syndrome. Edward, Amanda and Savannah were wonderful, interesting and in Amandas case, sometimes a bit irritating characters. I am looking foreward to reading more... I There were certain things about this mystery debut that I really enjoyed--I loved the information over stained glass, teas, beers and codes. I really enjoyed reading about Savannah's father. He was so well described that he was a person I would have liked to have met. I also enjoyed meeting Jacob and learning more about Asperger's syndrome. Edward, Amanda and Savannah were wonderful, interesting and in Amandas case, sometimes a bit irritating characters. I am looking foreward to reading more... I didn't like a lot of the other characters... They all seemed to have the same characteristics going for them--extremely annoying, opinionated, bumbling and dumb. I found that I could easily interchange the name of one unlikeable characters in some of the dialogs and it wouldn't have mattered. I also thought that the mystery was much too easy. It doesn't bother me if I figure out "who" did it, and I would not usually complain about this, but I honestly felt that the author either took the easy way out or left far too many clues. Still, all in all I enjoyed the book. I would definitely read another mystery in this series. I would rate Pane and Suffering with 3.75 stars.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Edel

    This is book one in a new series based in a glass shop in St . Petersburg featuring main character Savannah Webb. Savannah is back in town because of the sudden death of her much loved father John. John's death has left her with a lot of work on her plate as she tries to sort out her dads business , this is made even harder when her first day running the shop is met with a dead body . If that was not bad enough she has potential buyers bothering her too! I really enjoyed this book ! There were s This is book one in a new series based in a glass shop in St . Petersburg featuring main character Savannah Webb. Savannah is back in town because of the sudden death of her much loved father John. John's death has left her with a lot of work on her plate as she tries to sort out her dads business , this is made even harder when her first day running the shop is met with a dead body . If that was not bad enough she has potential buyers bothering her too! I really enjoyed this book ! There were so many red herrings in here that it was difficult to try and figure out who the bad guy was , and for what reason , making this a one sit read . Savannah , Edward and Jacob were my favourite characters and it was fun getting to know more about stained glass and how delicate an art it is. This is definitely a series worth following! I received my copy of this book through Netgalley.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kaitlyn Dunnett

    Excellent first entry in a new series. When the inept policeman first entered the scene I was a bit worried he'd be stereotyped, but Hollon turned that idea on its head with a brilliant twist. My husband was in law enforcement for many years. I knew people like that! I can't comment on several other well done bits without spoilers so you'll just have to trust me that this was a thoroughly enjoyable read with a satisfying ending.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Deb

    Pane and Suffering A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery #1 by Cheryl Hollon is a spectacular, shimmering cozy mystery with an extraordinary plot that meshes with a special cast of characters into a great intriquing story. This is the first in a new series that I love and can not wait for the next book. It is a fun, fast paced mystery that keeps you glued to the pages until the end. Savannah has come home after her Father dies unexpectedly to get things in order and to turn the glass shop over to Hugh her Pane and Suffering A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery #1 by Cheryl Hollon is a spectacular, shimmering cozy mystery with an extraordinary plot that meshes with a special cast of characters into a great intriquing story. This is the first in a new series that I love and can not wait for the next book. It is a fun, fast paced mystery that keeps you glued to the pages until the end. Savannah has come home after her Father dies unexpectedly to get things in order and to turn the glass shop over to Hugh her Father's assistant but things get complicated when Hugh is found dead too of an apparent heartattack. Things seem mysterious when both men die so suddenly and everything gets more intriquing when a warning note is found from Savannah's Dad along with a code for her to decipher. Was it murder? Who can she trust? What will she do with the shop and why would someone want her Dad and Hugh dead? I enjoyed the whole code and cipher aspect of this story. It adds a whole exciting element and a fun different way to solve the mystery. There are so many suspects with different motives that you keep guessing to the end. I like that Savannah is protrayed as a kind, caring, smart and strong woman. Jacob who has autism and a good helper, Edward and Amanda all add to the plot in a good way. This book starts right into the mystery with a bang and just gets better with each page. A lot of times a new series gets bogged down with introducing new characters but this one isn't that way. The author weaves the information in as the story progresses and doesn't bore you with all the details. The characters could be people you know and you can relate to which is a plus. Some you love, others are ok and others you dislike but they make the story interesting. For a new series this is a good start and I look forward to the next book to see where it continues with Savannah and the glass shop. I received this book for my honest opinion and review

  28. 4 out of 5

    Merry Chapman

    A fast paced mystery with two murders from the start. You can't put this book down! A great new series with lots of promise. Savannah Webb left her home and work in Seattle to come back to her hometown, in St. Petersburg, FL to bury her father who died of a heart attack and settle his estate. It was an incredible shock since Savannah believed he was in good shape. Her father owned Webb's Glass Shop where he restored stained glass pieces as well as taught classes in the art . One of his students, A fast paced mystery with two murders from the start. You can't put this book down! A great new series with lots of promise. Savannah Webb left her home and work in Seattle to come back to her hometown, in St. Petersburg, FL to bury her father who died of a heart attack and settle his estate. It was an incredible shock since Savannah believed he was in good shape. Her father owned Webb's Glass Shop where he restored stained glass pieces as well as taught classes in the art . One of his students, Jacob, has a form of autism but is a brilliant student who her father took under his wing and let him work on their special window project from the church. Also a big part of the shop is Hugh Troyer her father's assistant who Savannah figured she would turn the business over to while two very pushy and arrogant people, one a competitor of Webb's and one a buyer of properties for big building concerns kept pressing her to sell to them! What a mess, where was Hugh, Savannah started teaching Hugh's class when Jacob discovered Hugh, in the special workshop, dead. The police and coroner called it a heat attack, like her father. But now Savannah is suspicious, especially when she finds a cryptic message hidden for her from her father. Was Hugh's death and her father's death really a heart attach or was it murder? With the help of her new friends, Edward who owns the bar nearby and one of her really good students, Amanda they set about to find the truth. This is a great start to a new series and I can't wait to read the next book in the series! I received and ARC from the author but the opinions here are strictly my own!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lynette

    Pane and Suffering by Cheryl Hollon was a welcome addition to the cozy mystery genre. I love new series, and Hollon did a great job introducing a new series and cast of characters. I learned a lot about glass cutting and stained glass windows from reading this book, which is always a bonus when you read for pleasure. I enjoyed the characters in the book, even though there were a lot to keep track of. I think my favorite character is Edward, whom I picture to be this hunk of a man with a love of Pane and Suffering by Cheryl Hollon was a welcome addition to the cozy mystery genre. I love new series, and Hollon did a great job introducing a new series and cast of characters. I learned a lot about glass cutting and stained glass windows from reading this book, which is always a bonus when you read for pleasure. I enjoyed the characters in the book, even though there were a lot to keep track of. I think my favorite character is Edward, whom I picture to be this hunk of a man with a love of tea and all things British. He keeps things moving in the book, and even seems to be a bit mysterious at times. Even though I enjoyed the book and its contents, I had a hard time believing how easily Savannah allowed each of them into her life. Edward and Amanda become quick friends to her even though she barely knows them. They seem to get along well, and even help Savannah solve the murders of her father and her father’s assistant. Rooney even made me smile and reminds me a bit of the dog from the TV show Frasier. He seems to have a delightful personality that I hope is evident in the next book in the series, which I now have to read since I enjoyed this one so much. Thank you for letting me read it in exchange for a review!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Julia

    Savannah returns to St. Petersburg after the death of her father. As she tries to wrap up her father's affairs, his business partner is found dead. Savannah suspects both were murdered, but has a hard time convincing the police. She decides to investigate for herself, while at the same time running her father's glass shop. So the mystery was interesting, and the characters were engaging. I felt I learned a lot about making stained glass, and it seems like the author really knew what she was talki Savannah returns to St. Petersburg after the death of her father. As she tries to wrap up her father's affairs, his business partner is found dead. Savannah suspects both were murdered, but has a hard time convincing the police. She decides to investigate for herself, while at the same time running her father's glass shop. So the mystery was interesting, and the characters were engaging. I felt I learned a lot about making stained glass, and it seems like the author really knew what she was talking about. My biggest complaint with this book was the actions of the lead detective. One of the detectives in his squad is not well liked and not very competent in his job. The lead detective allows him to make a mistake in handling a witness who is a minor and also has Aspergers. All so he can fire him. Would a detective really put a child in danger in order to make another detective look bad? That point left a sour taste in my mouth. I liked this book enough that I would read the next in the series. I received a free review copy from The Cozy Mystery Review Crew in exchange for my honest review.

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