Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Cracked Pot by Melissa Glazer

Nobody likes a good firing better than Vermont potter Carolyn Emerson---but a grisly discover in her own backyard may be too hot to handle...

The Art of Murder

It's easy enough to misplace a clay piece in a busy paint-your-own-pottery studio like Fire at Will. Misplacing a person, however? Carolyn certainly can't explain why renowned ceramics artist Charles Potter disappeared en route to an appearance at her shop. But everyone's really thrown when the man finally turns up---and turns out to be none other than her assistant David's long-estranged father.

If Richard Atkins (aka Charles Potter) thinks he can just waltz back into Maple Ridge and smooth everything over, he's sorely mistaken. Instead of being greeted with open arms, he's met with Carolyn's raku pit, no less. Now, with David as the prime suspect, Carolyn and her friends in her studio's club, the Firing Squad, must crack the case---before it explodes in their faces...

I absolutely love this series. I find all of the characters so likable and they mesh together so well to make a wonderful cozy mystery!!! Carolyn finds herself in the middle of yet another murder case. This time the victim is found in her raku pit at home rather than in the middle of her store!! You will find that Carolyn and the sheriff are still not friendly and hubby Bill is still a worrier about what Carolyn is getting herself into this time. This was a fantastic addition to this series, can't wait for the next one to come out!!! :) 4.5/5