The Blonde Died Dancing by Edgar award-winner Kelley Roos (William and Audrey Kelley Roos)
“The Kelley Roos team, specialists in the difficult blending of comedy and murder, have turned out a little honey in this opus. …Perfectly sound plot, narration crisp and really funny, general effect thoroughly engaging. Couldn’t be better in its field.”—The San Francisco Chronicle
“Brightly absurd dialogue and situations.”—The New York Times
Murder in three-quarter time:
She was the most luscious, blue-eyed, baby-faced blonde I had ever seen, and she was dancing with my husband. I was tempted to scratch her eyes out, but I was too happy.
Now I knew why Steve had been “working late at the office.” He was learning to dance.
His teacher was quite a dish. And from where I stood, she seemed to be enjoying the lesson much too much. So I decided to set her straight.
When Steve came out of Studio K, I went in. A Viennese waltz was playing, but the blonde was sitting this one out—on the floor with a bullet hole in her back.
“An entertaining tale to puzzle and delight the most exacting mystery fan.”—The Montgomery Advertiser
“The Blonde Died Dancing is in line for one of the ‘best detective story of the year’ awards. It is certainly one of the most entertaining.”—The Journal-American