Thirty-four, Santa Cruz County Law Librarian Pat Pirard is living her perfect life. She has a job she loves, she’s just purchased her dream car, and she is almost over being dumped by her long term boyfriend. But her thirty-fifth birthday marks the end of life as she knows it, and Pat has to reinvent herself. As a birthday present, Pat’s best friend enrolls her in a glass flower making class. She learns a lot in the class, but she never expects her final lesson will be all about murder.
Glass House Reviews:
A compelling mystery, quirky characters, humor, and romantic complications are spun deftly in Jarvis’ clever and capable hands. The page-turning plot and delightful cast of characters will make cozy mystery fans eager to tag along with Pat. Amy Beth Arkawy, author of the award-winning Eliza Gordon Mystery series.
Downsized Pat Pirard uses her invaluable skills in a local murder case. Yes, the hunky attorney who hires her is a distraction, but as Pat tenaciously follows witnesses and clues, all sorts of ugly truths float to the surface. R.P. Dahlke author of the Dead Red Mysteries series.
Nancy Lynn Jarvis has written another spellbinding murder mystery, with a beguiling heroine, a hint of
romance, and a plot that captivates all the way to the end. I couldn’t put it down. Yolanda Renée, author of the Detective Quaid Mysteries series.
Nancy Lynn Jarvis proves her mastery of the cozy genre with engaging characters, a unique setting, and a twisting puzzle-like plot. It's pure fun. Nancy Wood author of the Shelby McDougall Mysteries series.
I just finished a blog tour for The Glass House. Here's what the reviewers said about the book:
Readers from the Santa Cruz area will enjoy the amount of local color dripped throughout the pages of the book . . . This is a series that I am looking forward to continuing.
~I Read What You Write
The mystery behind Garryn’s death was impressive . . . The romance angle was a nice inclusion to the story . . . The Glass House is an entertaining read.
~The Book Decoder
The mystery is riddled with various motives and entertaining suspects just quirky enough to create a well-plotted mystery anchored in doubt that has to be read to the end in order to find out who the culprit really is.
~That’s What She’s Reading
The mystery kept me on my toes as I couldn’t figure out who was the killer. There are several key suspects but I couldn’t put my finger on any of them to be the killer or for what reason.
This was a great one! I couldn't put it down. Nancy Lynn Jarvis did a great job of weaving a story together and developing the characters.
~My Reading Journeys
Smart, clever, and witty – with a dash of romance – The Glass House is truly a delightful read.
~Reading is My SuperPower
In The Glass House, the first book in the PIP Inc. Mysteries series Pat Pirard, recently downsized Santa Cruz Law Librarian, needed to find a new job in a hurry. She printed business cards announcing she was Private Investigator Pat and crossed her fingers, hoping she could earn enough money working for attorneys as a PI to survive. Pat’s first investigation went well, so she’s excited when she gets a call from an estate attorney who offers her a second job. The attorney tells Pat his client died at a funeral and he needs help sorting out who is entitled to inherit her estate.
Pat quickly discovers the dead woman’s past is as complicated as her estate. And when an autopsy indicates she had two deadly toxins in her body when she died, Pat’s new case becomes not only complicated, but dangerous.
Funeral Murder Reviews:
I couldn’t stop reading Funeral Murder, the highly entertaining classic murder mystery by Nancy Lynn Jarvis. A stylish and sexy ex-law librarian, newly minted PI Pat Pirard, helps solve a murder at a funeral. Pat sleuths her way through an intriguing plot, set in colorful coastal California and peopled with delightful characters. Plenty of surprise twists and just the right mix of romance and danger keep Pat and the reader guessing and the pages turning all the way to a deeply satisfying conclusion. If you love mysteries, I recommend that you put this one on your list.
— Mary Flodin, author of Fruit of the Devil, an eco-thriller
Loved this book! A funeral, a murder, and eccentric characters plus, a great Private Investigator, PI Pat Picard —brilliantly woven together by Nancy Lynn Jarvis in her latest novel. It is a mystery you can not put down.
~The Spirit of Archetypes: Cards of Spiritual Guidance
~THE CARETAKER—A novel of power, money, and murder
…a classic cozy, with a dead body by the end of Chapter 1 and plenty of multiple, intersecting motives by the end of Chapter 2. As Pat Pirard sifts through estate documents, family histories, complicated inheritances, birth and death certificates, and divorce decrees, she put herself; her beloved dog, Dot; and Lord Peter Wimsey, her cat; in grave danger. The book is written with Nancy Lynn Jarvis’ extraordinary eye for relevant detail; her lighthearted, humorous dialog; and her well-crafted plotlines. The Funeral Murder is fun, captivating, and a page-turner.
~Nancy Wood, Author of the Shelby McDougall series