Murder in Third Position: An On Pointe Mystery


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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.59 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Lori Robbins began dancing at age 16 and launched her professional career three years later. She studied at the New York Conservatory of Dance and the Martha Graham School and performed with a number of modern dance and classical ballet companies, including Ballet Hispanico and the St. Louis Ballet. Her commercial work included featured spots for Pavlova Perfume. After ten very lean years onstage she became an English teacher and now writes full time. Lori is the author of the On Pointe and Master Class mysteries. She won the Indie Award for Best Mystery, the Silver Falchion for Best Cozy Mystery, and was a finalist for both a Readers' Choice and Mystery and Mayhem Book Award. Short stories include Accidents Happen in Murder Most Diabolical and Leading Ladies in Justice for All. She's also a contributor to The Secret Ingredient: A Mystery Writers Cookbook. As a dancer, writer, English teacher, and mother of six, Lori is an expert in the homicidal impulses everyday life inspires.


"So you think you can dance? It's going to take more than a perfect pirouette to make it in Lori Robbins' brutally realistic ballet company, where one misstep can end in murder. Ballerinas are notoriously strong physically, mentally, and emotionally, but in Robbins' Murder in Third Position, the usual blood, sweat and tears hidden behind the curtains are ratcheted up to a life-and-death crescendo...A backstage pass to the fascinating world of dance that few of us ever have the opportunity to infiltrate and even fewer would survive. 5 enthusiastic stars." - Gabrielle St George, author of the Ex-Whisperer Files Mystery series, How to Murder a Marriage and How to Kill a Kingpin

"Murder in Third Position is a sparkling jewel of a mystery that's guaranteed to keep you turning pages until its satisfying, unexpected conclusion...With an insider's take on the competitive world of professional dance, author Lori Robbins brings her story and the streets of New York to life with the heart, tongue-in-cheek humor, and quirky characters that characterize each of her On Pointe mysteries. I was smitten long before the end of Chapter One and can't wait for the next entry in this delightful series." - Mally Becker, Agatha-nominated author of The Counterfeit Wife

"In Murder in Third Position, ballerina Leah Siderova dances her most daring investigation yet. When an acclaimed set designer is killed days before The Nutcracker's opening night, Leah Siderova fears the crime will be pinned on her dance partner and leaps into action to clear his name. Robbins choreographs a heart-pounding whodunit that will have readers furiously flipping pages to discover the culprit." - Sarah E. Burr, author of #FollowMe for Murder and the Glenmyre Whim Mysteries

"Lori Robbins' third book in her On Pointe mystery series begins with principal ballerina Leah atop a precarious set trying to quell her fear of heights. Later when the set collapses, the mystery and intrigue begin. Murder in the Third Position puts us in the backstage heart of a ballet company's production of The Nutcracker. While Leah and her "Choreographers of Crime" friends try to solve the murder, mayhem occurs. This is a thriller, a whodunit with humor, and an eye-opening look into the workings of a ballet production. All combine to create a page turner that has the reader wanting more from Leah and her plucky crime solving crew." - Linda Norlander, author of the Cabin by the Lake Mystery Series

"Lori Robbins gives a master class in murder with her latest On Pointe Mystery, Murder In Third Position. When over ambitions set designer, Maurice Kaminsky is found dead, and ballerina Leah Siderova is almost crushed by his unstable set, she takes a grand jeté into the mystery to catch the killer before he strikes again. With wit and humor, the world of dance comes to thrilling life." - Cathi Stoler, award-winning author of The Murder On The Rocks Mysteries

"Lori Robbins has written another skillfully plotted mystery set in the competitive and uncompromising world of professional ballet, drawing the New York dance world in full color." - Elizabeth Mannion, author of Dreaming in Irish and Traces of Irish