Tuesday, August 18, 2009
"Through a Glass, Deadly" by Sarah Atwell takes place in Tucson, Arizona. Emmeline is a glassblower. She owns a shop where she shapes glass and makes time to give classes. In her shop wanders the strangest people whether dead or alive. For awhile there isn't time to give glass blowing classes. Emmeline finds herself being interviewed time and time again by the police and the FBI. It's very uncomfortable being asked questions by Matt, the police chief. He used to be the man who kept her heartbeat going flutter, flutter with passion until an unforeseen circumstance entered the picture in heels.
I enjoyed the characters in the book. I had a laugh or two over Cam, Emmeline's brother, falling head over heels in love with Emmeline's stranded just met friend, Allison. He truly reminded me of the too real feelings of puppy love. I also like Emmeline. She's one of those people who believe the best in a person before believing the worse. Plus, she has nerves of steel. It's not easy finding body after body.....
I also loved all the new glassblowing vocabulary at the beginning of every chapter. I felt as though Sarah Atwell really wanted me to appreciate the intricacies of glassblowing. I feel as though I've taken a class in Glassblowing 101. I can't wait to read book number two. If I had to choose one plot change, I would have to say Sarah Atwell might try making her setting come more alive. The part about cacti is wonderful. Tell me more about Arizona. I want to learn as much about Arizona as I have learned about blowing glass. The book is great fun.