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Murder at the Arabian Nights: A Belly Dance Mystery

(The Belly Dance Mysteries #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  6 reviews
At the Arabian Nights Bellydance Festival, Murder takes Center Stage... When lifelong friends Ginger and Susan took their first bellydance class on a dare, they never dreamed they'd end up performing in public--let alone getting mixed up in murder! Now a famous dancer has been stabbed to death with her own sword, and the police believe a good friend of theirs is guilty of ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published February 24th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mystery, fiction
Ginger and her friend, Susan, had decided to take up belly dancing. They now have performed in public and cannot wait until they are able to do solo dances. However, they have run into a snag. They found one of their fellow belly dancers DEAD. The dancer, known as Diva, was not liked by many and had just lost a competition and was not happy about it. She became enraged at Kalina who had beat her in the competition; tearing the crown off Kalina's head and smashing it and calling her names as well ...more
Kat Lebo
Jul 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who loves belly dancing
Recommended to Kat by: Saqra Raybuck on her FB page
Murder at the Arabian Nights: A Belly Dance Mystery
by Rebecca Wolf-Nail

I finished this book almost two weeks ago, but just didn't seem to be able to sit down and write a review. As I've been involved in belly dance for 40 years, I really wanted to love this book. And, for the most part I did. But there were parts of it that left me a bit conflicted. I was struggling with whether to give it 3 or 4 stars and decided, that if for no other reason, I wanted to give it the fourth star just because it
Disclaimer: I'm FB friends with the author and we've attended dance festivals together, in fact she's taken a workshop from me and I've stage managed shows she was dancing in. I think she's pretty cool, so this review may be a little biased, but still pretty honest.

If you enjoy belly dancing and murder mysteries, you'll probably enjoy this book. It's fun, full of interesting characters and accurate portrayals of the dance. Any belly dancer will find themselves identifying with the highs and lows
Apr 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have wanted to read this book for a few years and finally got the chance. I was really interested in the beginning but at about 50% I put the book down for a few weeks. I absolutely couldn't stand the character of Susan and it just kind of bogged down the story for me. I did finish it mostly out of curiosity but I don't think I will read the next book. The author definitely put a lot of time and research into the story but it was just not exciting for me.
Dawn Devine
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a fun romp. There were lots of details about the belly dance world for me to savor, as I enjoyed the mystery. My one wish was that the murder happened sooner so we could enjoy more of the mystery. I have already picked up her second book via Kindle, and I'm putting it onto my recommended reading list for belly dancers.
Helen Patrice
Cute story

A fun mystery set in Seattles belly dance community. Two wise cracking protagonists track down a murderer. Lots of insider knowledge, if a little too explanatory in parts.
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Like her main characters, Rebecca Wolf-Nail discovered belly dance almost by accident. While working as a composer, she took a belly dance class to gain more familiarity with Middle Eastern music. The rest, as they say, is history. Today she dances, composes music for belly dance, and is now writing a series of belly dance mysteries.

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