By Gallagher Gray
MURDER on the BALLET: DANCE OF THE DANGLING CORPSE
They all appear murderous, yet probably they’re simply hungry. part the corporate chain-smokes to maintain their weight down, and as tempers flare, you’d greater watch who you are saying, “Break a leg!” to.
Recently retired Wall highway exec T.S. Hubbert and the flowery fashionista novice sleuth who’s his Auntie Lil have solved 3 murders while Auntie Lil turns into the most recent member of the Metropolitan Ballet’s board of administrators. For weeks Auntie Lil has dragged T.S. to each dance functionality within the urban, and the season is ready to top with The Nutcracker whilst the promising ballerina whose scholarship Lil’s been sponsoring has her plum function snatched away.
The board is swayed through the field workplace attraction of a sixteen-year-old Hollywood heart-throb who desires to dance the function of the Nutcracker, and the boy’s supervisor father calls for Lil’s protégé get replaced lest the entire exposure visit her rather than his son. even though Auntie Lil’s is the single dissenting vote, it appears, she’s now not the one one displeased with the board’s determination – the father’s physique is came upon swinging from the rope of the 1st Act curtain on the Nutcracker’s Gala Opening.
Auntie Lil’s fresh detective successes make her a usual to run harm regulate for the board by way of investigating the homicide. In order to take a look at a few suspects, Lil takes her first ballet category in all her sprightly eighty-four years, together with her gentleman pal, Herbert Wong. much less fitted to flying leaps than to flying leaps of mind's eye, it’s not going she’ll sustain the teachings, yet Herbert is completely hooked.
in the meantime, T.S. is making strong use of his retirement through learning ballroom dancing to provoke his gorgeous female friend Lilah Cheswick, leaving Auntie Lil to do the heavy lifting in this one, whereas Theodore and Herbert maintain sneaking off for dance lessons...and martinis. the total group of geriatric great sleuths has dance fever!
This witty and urbane novice detective staff recollects the comfy allure of Golden Age mysteries like these showcasing leave out Marple and her special silver-haired colleague--Miss Silver, leave out Seeton, Mrs. Pollifax, and Jessica Fletcher. Fans of those memorable girls sleuths, in addition to of modern day comfortable writers like Dorothy Cannell, Carolyn Hart, M.C. Beaton, Joanne Fluke, Jana DeLeon, and Alexander McCall Smith might be captivated!
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