Corpse de Ballet
A Nine Muses Mystery: TerpsichoreNine Muses Mysteries (Volume 1)
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St. Martin's Press
On Sale: 08/19/2002
ISBN: 9781466827813288 Pages
It's not as if Juliet Bodine wishes that she'd stayed an English professor instead of becoming a successful romance novelist. It's just that writing, though interesting, is never easy, and she will do almost anything to avoid her desk. So she succumbs to the pleas of her friend Ruth, a renowned choreographer, to help translate Dickens' Great Expectations into ballet form.
Watching the magnificent dancers work is fascinating. But Juliet soon finds the company plagued by jealousies, subterranean liaisons, ugly sabotage, and-sudden death.
Could it be murder?
NYPD detective Murray Landis is skeptical. But Juliet-who is startled to recognize in Murray the budding sculptor who dated her college roommate years ago-disagrees, and turns her novelist's sense of plot and character to detection. Can she and Murray unmask the ruthless choreographer of a pas de death?
Fast, witty, and literate, Corpse de Ballet marks the dazzling debut of the Nine Muses Mysteries featuring Juliet Bodine and Murray Landis.
Praise for Corpse de Ballet
"Terrific." - Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Terpsichore, the ancient Greek goddess of dance, must be smiling down...at Pall's splendid first entry in this cleverly themed series... Both mystery and ardent balletomanes will be left with great expectations and eager anticipation for the next in the series." - Publishers Weekly
"A wonderful plot, a fascinating look at the world of ballet, and a unique approach to sleuthing." - Library Journal