Thursday, June 4, 2020

Books from the Backlog - Death in St. Petersburg

Today I'm linking up with Carole from Carole's Random Life of Books for Books from the Backlog.  I really enjoy the chance to feature a book that's been hiding in the piles of books for far too long!


Goodreads:  Death in St. Petersburg by Tasha Alexander

Blurb:  After the final curtain of Swan Lake, an animated crowd exits the Mariinsky theatre brimming with excitement. But outside the scene is somber. A ballerina's body lies face down in the snow, blood splattered like rose petals over the costume of the Swan Queen. The crowd is silenced by a single cry -Nemetseva is dead!
Among the theatergoers is Lady Emily, accompanying her dashing husband Colin in Russia on assignment from the Crown. But it soon becomes clear that Colin isn't the only one with work to do. When the dead ballerina's aristocratic lover comes begging for justice, Emily must apply her own set of skills to discover the rising star's murderer. Her investigation takes her on a dance across the stage of Tsarist Russia, from the opulence of the Winter Palace, to the modest flats of ex-ballerinas and the locked attics of political radicals. A mysterious dancer in white follows closely behind, making waves through St. Petersburg with her surprise performances and trail of red scarves. Is it the sweet Katenka, Nemetseva's childhood friend and favorite rival? The ghost of the murdered ├ętoile herself? Or, something even more sinister?

Why It Needs to Come Off the Shelf - I bought this a few years ago at a used bookstore and I've been wanting to read this series since I first discovered it awhile ago.  I just finished a book set in Russia and adding in a mystery set there sounds fun.

8 comments:

  1. I hope you enjoy it when you get to read it!

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  2. This does sound like a good plot. I'm glad you brought it to my attention.

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  3. I love the setting and look forward to hearing what you think.

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  4. I love the sound of this one, and the cover is gorgeous! Enjoy!

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  5. I read a different book written by this author years ago and have wanted to read more. This one sounds really good and I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it.

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  6. The opening sure hooks you right away.

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  7. Sounds absolutely fascinating and what a picture the blurb paints.

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  8. Oh yes! This sounds like something I would enjoy as well. I hope you enjoy it when you read it.

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