Series: Libby Sarjeant Murder Mystery, #16
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Accent Press
Release Date: 3/24/16
Page Count: 294
The sixteenth in the acclaimed Libby Sarjeant murder mystery series by Lesley Cookman.
Max Tobin brings his all-male dance company to Steeple Martin, with his new ballet <em>Pendle</em>, based on the infamous Pendle Witch Trials, due to be performed at the Oast Theatre. There have been unpleasant incidents during rehearsals in London, and Max asks Libby Sarjeant and her friend Fran Wolfe to look into them. To everyone’s surprise, the seriousness of the incidents escalates until, inevitably, someone is murdered.
While the police look into the murder, Libby and Fran wonder why someone seemed so set against the ballet. Were occult forces at work, or was there a more worldly, personal motive?
A former actor, model and freelance journalist, Lesley Cookman lives on the Kent coast in the UK, has four musicians as children, two small grandchildren and two cats, Lady Godiva and Gloria. All 14 of her Libby Sarjeant books have reached number one in their genre charts on Amazon UK.
Webpage – http://www.lesleycookman.co.uk/
Blog – http://lesleycookman.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/news
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SteepleMartinMysteries?fref=ts
Twitter – @LesleyCookman
This is my first venture into the world of Libby Sarjeant and the colorful cast of characters in her world. I must say, how has it gotten to 16 books and I have never heard of this series before? Well that is rectified now, and I can tell you I will be going back to the beginning to see this whole world unfold before my eyes. Having said that, this book can be read as a standalone, but like myself you will want to devour this entire series as well!
The plot itself is well written and well developed, and I really enjoyed reading this book, it was a lot of fun reading about an entirely different world. Not just a different country, but the world of ballet and on-stage performance! The ending had a great twist and I didn’t see it coming! And can we talk about the cast of characters? At first I was intimidated because I couldn’t keep them straight, but I found the list of characters in the front of the book, which helped me keep things straight until my brain caught up! You will laugh out loud with some of these guys, and I found myself enamored with them.
Overall, Murder Dancing was a fun read with great writing enhanced by an enjoyable story line, wonderfully descriptive scenes and a whole cast of colorful and enjoyable characters!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author and publishers via Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.
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