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Dead Man Waltzing

Dead Man Waltzing, June 2012
Ballroom Dance Mystery #2
by Ella Barrick

Signet
304 pages
ISBN: 045123734X
EAN: 9780451237347
Kindle: B0073XV0PG
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"Ella Barrick waltzes right into your heart"

Fresh Fiction Review

Dead Man Waltzing
Ella Barrick

Reviewed by Elizabeth Crowley
Posted May 28, 2012

Mystery Cozy | Mystery Hobbies

Ella Barrick waltzes right into your heart with this lively murder mystery surrounding the shocking murder of ballroom dancing queen, Corinne Blakely. Corinne was a ballroom dancing legend. And anyone without two left feet not only knew her, but adored her. When Corinne suddenly dies of a heart attack during a dinner date, the dancing community is stunned. But Corinne's dancing friends are even more stunned when it is discovered that Corinne's heart attack was induced by a powerful drug.

Stacy Graysin has had her shares of encounters with the law, especially since she helped the police apprehend the person who murdered her ex-boyfriend, Rafe. As much as Stacy wants to leave the detective work to the police, she is forced to dust off her sleuthing skills when her dance teacher associate, Maurice Goldberg, is arrested for Corinne's murder. Stacy is confident that she can discover what really happened to Corinne, but when she looks into Corinne's private life and past, she discovers a plethora of possible suspects and a motive which ties them all together.

DEAD MAN WALTZING is pure entertainment. I loved how Ella Barrick took the time to create intricate back stories for each suspect. As the readers sift through the clues along with Stacy, the compelling stories of the suspects will prove more entertaining than you bargained for. Barrick's writing is charming and impressive. The author of Quick Step to Murder is quickly dancing her way to the top of mystery genre. This is a waltz you'll definitely not to sit out.

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SUMMARY

Bad form…

When Corinne Blakely, a grande dame of international ballroom dancing, is poisoned, the dance community—including champion dancer Stacy Graysin—is left in an uproar. Corinne was penning a tell-all memoir, but now her secrets might well remain hidden, just as the killer perhaps intended.

The victim’s dance card was full of people who might have wanted her silenced, if not dead. But when Maurice, a ballroom instructor at Stacy’s dance studio Graysin Motion, becomes the prime suspect, she has no choice but to waltz in and take the lead in another murder investigation.

Clearing Maurice’s name by finding the real killer is going to be harder than a running spin turn. But there’s one thing Stacy knows for sure—she’s not about to let the murderer dance away scot-free.


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