August 31 was Buy a Friend a Book Day. I received a book. Did you? I got Snow Way Out by Christine Husom. This book is the first in the Snow Globe Shop Mystery series and was published in January 2015.
From the back cover:
Curio-shop manager Camryn Brooks thought she'd seen every kind of snow globe-until she found one depicting a crime scene...
Ever since she was a child, Cami has loved the sparkling beauty of snow globes, and now she sells them. In fact, they're so popular, Cami and her friend-coffee shop owner Alice "Pinky" Nelson-are hosting a snow globe-making class.
After the flurry of activity has ended and everyone has gone off with their own handmade snow globes, Cami spots on a shelf a new globe left behind, featuring an odd tableau-a man sleeping on a park bench.
On her way home, she drifts through the town park and is shaken to come upon the scene from the globe-a man sitting on a bench. But he isn't sleeping-he has a knife in his back. When the police arrive, it's clear they consider Cami a little flaky and possibly a suspect. After her friends also come under suspicion, Cami starts plowing through clues to find the cold-blooded backstabber-before someone else gets iced...
Snow-globe making project and tips included.