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Crime In The Ballet (detective markham mystery #5)

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A TIGHTLY-PLOTTED CRIME THRILLER WITH GREAT CHARACTERS

MURDER IN THE BALLET LEADS DETECTIVE MARKHAM ON QUITE A DANCE

George Baranov, the ballet’s choreographer, is found in the theatre’s basement with a knife in his back.

He was known for his daring twists on famous productions . . . and for his twisted loved life.

Detective Markham and his team have their work cut out when
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Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published July 29th 2019 by Joffe Books
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Linda Strong
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
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George Baranov is found dead with a knife in his back and a Russian mask on his face. He was the choreographer for the ballet The Nutcracker.

Although deceased, you know what they say .. the show must go on.

DI Gil Markham and DS George Noakes are investigating when they discover the body of Baranov's closest friend who has been savagely murdered... and he's not the last one to be murdered.

There's plenty of suspects from the prima ballerina to the costume designer ... almost everyone has a secret
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Carole Cameron
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another Great Read

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think it helped that I knew something about ballet. I could visualise all the moves and dance routines. Had to keep picking it up every time I sat down. Great main characters.
Joanna Larum
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the fifth in the DI Gil Markham mysteries and, although it would read well as a stand-alone, I would recommend reading them in order so as to flesh out the characters.
This time, Markham is called to a theatre where the choreographer, George Baranov, of the ballet, The Nutcracker, has been stabbed and had a mask put on his face. Markham investigates and reveals a world where jealousy and spite seem to reign supreme as the dancers and the back-stage members fight among each other for
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Dr GS Davies
Sep 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Disappointing

It was a struggle to finish. The characters are stereotypical and the plot clumsy. The endless quotations do not add to the storyline but seem more of an ego trip for the author.
EILEEN
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
CRIME IN THE BALLET Introduces a heart stopping mystery, the shock mounting, ever-increasing apprehension permeating the atmosphere until suspicion and dread abound. Harrowing suspense makes the pages fly by.

CRIME IN THE BALLET IS A MUST READ!
Mr Kenneth L Mullen
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another good story

Another good story in the series.Never having been to the ballet or had any interest in it, I struggled at times with the characters and their roles. I will however be reading any more books in the series.
Carol Hatch
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Twists and turns

A good story line with lots of twists and turns, lots of well-developed characters and lots to love for ballet devotees.
MRS R
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'mGood read

This 5th book was every bit as good as the other four couldn't put it down until I saw who did the murders quite a surprise
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Catherine Moloney is a Liverpool writer of Irish-American heritage. After graduating in Jurisprudence from Jesus College (University of Oxford), she was called to the Bar at Gray’s Inn. Despite qualifying as a barrister, her first love was English; this led to a PhD in English Literature at Birkbeck College (University of London).

In her academic career, she lectured and published widely on the
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