Friday, April 28, 2023

Review: The Glass House by Nancy Lynn Jarvis


About the Book 

Cozy Mystery
Good Read Publishers
Release Date
July 25, 2019


Synopsis from Goodreads: 

Law Librarian Pat Pirard got an unexpected thirty-fifth birthday present: a pink slip. Now she has nine weeks to reinvent herself before she runs out of money. Her best friend Syda gives her a glass forming class as a birthday present and distraction where Pat gets another surprise: a murder. 

My Review

It’s Pat Pirard’s 35th birthday and she receives the worse birthday gift ever - she’s fired from her job as a law librarian.  It doesn’t help to know that it wasn’t her fault.  She is let go for budgetary reasons.  The bottom line is she has no job, but she has a sunburst-yellow Mercedes, a dalmatian named Dot and a cat named Wimsey. 

Her best friend, Syda, gives her a glass forming class as a birthday gift.  It’s run by Garryn Monteith who is an expert in the field.  Pat and Syda take the class together, but the excitement isn’t in the glass.  Someone is murdered.  As a law librarian, research is Pat’s expertise which is why she is hired by the prime suspect’s attorney.  He desperately needs her to find evidence to clear his client’s name.   

Enlisting the help of Syda, Pat delves into the mystery.  She’s determined to find out who the real killer is and bring him or her to justice. 

This is a solid start to the PIP Inc Mystery series.  Pat Pirard is a strong character who is determined and shows much strength throughout the book.  She is not one to back down. She’s surrounded by a colorful supporting cast of characters. 

The storyline is intriguing and fast-pace.  There were several possible culprits.  I kept changing my mind all the way through the book.  I was left guessing until the end.  Besides the mystery, there is some romance in Pat’s future as well.   

I’m looking forward to reading the rest of this series and seeing what’s next in store for Pat Pirard.


For reading challenges:

Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge 2023
Cruisin’ thru the Cozies Reading Challenge 2023
Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge 2023


Disclosure:  I borrowed this one from the Kindle Unlimited library.  I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.





  1. Thank you for having me on your blog and for your review. I much prefer cats to stars for ratings.

  2. This looks like a fun start to the series and I like that there's a dog sidekick!


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