Skating on the Edge

A Mystery

Rebecca Robbins Mysteries (Volume 3)

Joelle Charbonneau

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Rebecca Robbins, owner of the Toe Stop roller-skating rink, is back, this time joined by a tough and sassy roller derby team, and she has a new puzzling murder to solve.

It’s Native American Summer Days in Indian Falls, and Rebecca is roped into taking a turn in the Senior Center dunk tank. That is, until her rhinestone-studded grandfather, Pop, needs help setting up his Elvis act. Minutes from climbing into the tank, Rebecca has to find a replacement, and roller derby girl Sherlene-n-Mean is delighted to fit the bill---until she’s dunked, electrocuted, and killed. It’s obvious that this was no accident. Someone rigged the tank, but who was the intended target? Sherlene-n-Mean or Rebecca?

With a list of suspects in hand and Pop cheering her on, Rebecca starts asking questions. Who disliked Sherlene-n-Mean enough to kill her? Could a father really be capable of murdering his own daughter for money? Why has the bowling alley owner suddenly decided to call a truce and offer Rebecca his assistance? Who was Sherlene-n-Mean? Did her mysterious past catch up with her and get her killed or was she a victim of circumstance? Aided by a trio of self-appointed bodyguard derby girls and caught between Deputy Sean and her sometimes-boyfriend Lionel, Rebecca digs for answers, dodges bullets, and races to find a killer before the killer strikes again.

Joelle Charbonneau’s third novel is a gem in a charming and hilarious series.

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I needed to learn to say no. Saying no wouldn’t make me a bad person. Entire ad campaigns devote millions of dollars to explaining why “no” is a good thing. No to drugs. No to drinking and driving. No to saturated fats. Okay, no doughnut-loving American followed that one. Still, I hadn’t gotten the “say no” message. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be scheduled to take my turn in the Indian Falls Native American Days dunk tank sponsored by the town’s senior center.
“Are you ready to climb in?” Agnes Piraino asked.

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Rebecca's amusing third continues to flesh out its continuing characters while providing an eccentric bunch of murder suspects."--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Charbonneau's fun third mystery featuring roller rink owner Rebecca Robbins...[with] genuine warmth between the characters, the fierce loyalty of the roller derby team, and the distinct thawing of Rebecca's lawman nemesis, Sean Holmes."--Publishers Weekly

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Joelle Charbonneau

Joelle Charbonneau has worked as a professional singer and actress and currently is a private voice instructor. She lives with her husband and son in Illinois.

 

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Skating on the Edge
A Mystery
Joelle Charbonneau

Hardcover

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
October 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312606633
ISBN10: 031260663X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$25.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
October 2012
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ISBN: 9781250017451
ISBN10: 1250017459
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
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