By Gallagher Gray
MURDER on the BALLET: DANCE OF THE DANGLING CORPSE
They all look murderous, yet perhaps they’re simply hungry. part the corporate chain-smokes to maintain their weight down, and as tempers flare, you’d larger watch who you assert, “Break a leg!” to.
Recently retired Wall road exec T.S. Hubbert and the flowery fashionista beginner sleuth who’s his Auntie Lil have solved 3 murders whilst 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 set to top with The Nutcracker while the promising ballerina whose scholarship Lil’s been sponsoring has her plum function snatched away.
The board is swayed via the field place of work attraction of a sixteen-year-old Hollywood heart-throb who desires to dance the position of the Nutcracker, and the boy’s supervisor father calls for Lil’s protégé get replaced lest all of the exposure visit her rather than his son. even if Auntie Lil’s is the one dissenting vote, it appears, she’s now not the single one displeased with the board’s selection – the father’s physique is chanced on swinging from the rope of the 1st Act curtain on the Nutcracker’s Gala Opening.
Auntie Lil’s fresh detective successes make her a average to run harm regulate for the board through investigating the homicide. In order to try a few suspects, Lil takes her first ballet type in all her sprightly eighty-four years, with her gentleman pal, Herbert Wong. much less suited for flying leaps than to flying leaps of mind's eye, it’s not likely she’ll sustain the teachings, yet Herbert is completely hooked.
in the meantime, T.S. is making solid use of his retirement via learning ballroom dancing to provoke his wonderful girlfriend Lilah Cheswick, leaving Auntie Lil to do the heavy lifting in this one, whereas Theodore and Herbert preserve sneaking off for dance lessons...and martinis. the whole staff of geriatric tremendous sleuths has dance fever!
This witty and urbane beginner detective staff remembers the comfortable attraction of Golden Age mysteries like these showcasing pass over Marple and her unique silver-haired colleague--Miss Silver, pass over Seeton, Mrs. Pollifax, and Jessica Fletcher. Fans of those memorable ladies 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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A Motive for Murder (Hubbert & Lil Cozy Mystery Series Book 4) by Gallagher Gray