Murder in Second Position
An On Pointe Mystery
Praise for the On Pointe Mystery Series
"Robbins, an ex-ballet dancer and author of Lesson Plan for Murder, deploys her tartly witty prose to offer a delicious, well-observed sendup of the ballet world... Readers will root for Leah as she sleuths her way through the troupe's comic excesses.
A graceful mystery that pirouettes around a cast of entertaining narcissists." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"The mystery component is just as lively as the dance company descriptions and the performances themselves. Robbins brings all to life with a style that performs deftly and artistically, and this will attract both dance-oriented readers and those with little experience with the world of ballet. The result is an engrossing murder mystery that operates on many different levels to bring readers on a rollicking ride through death, achievement, and ballet politics alike as a murderous rampage threatens more than one life." - D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer
Midwest Book Review
Ballerina Leah Siderova belongs onstage. Not in an interrogation room at Manhattan's Twentieth Precinct. And yet, for the second time in less than a year, that's where she has a starring role. It wasn't her fault someone murdered the autocratic new director of American Ballet Company. And it wasn't her job to find the killer.
Leah is determined to stay as far away as possible from the murder investigation. After all, if she were going to kill someone, it would have been the woman who's been relentlessly trolling her on social media. And that's where things get complicated. Because when dancers say, "ballet can be murder" they don't mean it literally.
Most of the time.