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Secrets. Lies. Showtime.

The buzziest new musical of the upcoming Broadway season has a hot score, a cool director, and a deadly plot twist no one saw coming. Ballerina Leah Siderova finds herself entangled in a perilous double role when virtual threats against the cast escalate into real-life violence. Surrounded by actors skilled in deception, can Leah unmask the predator in time to save the show?

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Robbins deploys her tartly witty prose to offer a delicious, well-observed sendup of the ballet world…Readers will root for Leah as she sleuths her way through the troupe’s comic excesses. A graceful mystery that pirouettes around a cast of entertaining narcissists.


Lori Robbins creates a riveting murder mystery especially recommended for those familiar with the complex world of ballet and its many political and personal challenges. The politics of the dance world…are realistically presented, adding tension to unfolding events as Leah investigates matters that quickly move beyond dance competition circles.

Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

Lori Robbins

Lori Robbins

Lori Robbins is the author of the On Pointe and Master Class mystery series. Her work has garnered multiple awards, including the Indie Award for Best Mystery and the Silver Falchion. Short stories include “Accidents Happen” in Mystery Most Diabolical and “Leading Ladies” in Justice for All. She’s also a contributor to The Secret Ingredient: A Mystery Writers Cookbook.

A former dancer, Lori performed with a number of modern and ballet companies, including Ballet Hispanico and the St. Louis Ballet. Her commercial work included featured ads for Pavlova Perfume and Macy’s. After ten very lean years onstage she became an English teacher and now writes full time.

As a dancer, teacher, and mother of six, Lori is an expert in the homicidal impulses everyday life inspires.