Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Skating on the Edge

Skating on the Edge

A Mystery

Rebecca Robbins Mysteries (Volume 3)

Joelle Charbonneau

Minotaur Books

READ AN EXCERPT →

BUY THE BOOK

Hardcover

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.

EXCERPT

One


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...

Reviews

Praise for Skating on the Edge

“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

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

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.

Joelle Charbonneau

Pete Stenberg

Community

Criminalelement.com

    MORE BLOG POSTS →

    Latest on Facebook

    LATEST ON TWITTER

    From the Publisher

    Minotaur Books

    Latest on Facebook

    LATEST ON TWITTER