Release Date: November 23, 2021

Ballerina Leah Siderova belongs onstage. Not in an interrogation room at Manhattan’s Twentieth Precinct. And yet, for the second time in less than a year, that’s where she has a starring role. It wasn’t her fault someone killed the autocratic new director of American Ballet Company. And it wasn’t her job to find the killer.

In the fictional world of ballet, there’s nothing like a corpse in a tiara to bring people to their feet. But broken hearts and broken bodies in real life inspire far more dire consequences.

Leah is determined to stay as far away as possible from the murder investigation. After all, if she were going to kill someone, it would have been the woman who’s been relentlessly trolling her on social media. And that’s where things get complicated. Because when dancers say, “ballet can be murder” they don’t mean it literally.

Most of the time.


“Leading Ladies” is featured in the New York Sisters in Crime Anthology

Murder New York Style: Justice for All

In this short story, Julie and her intrepid grandmother investigate a murder, using their encyclopedic knowledge of Broadway shows to solve the crime.

Murder in First Position

Recently released: Murder in First Position, Book 1 of the new On Pointe Mystery Series      IndieBound

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While working on a sequel to Lesson Plan for Murder, another story took hold of me and wouldn’t let go. The result is a new novel, Murder in First Position, which takes place in the world of professional ballet.

Coming soon: “Accidents Happen” a short story in the 2021 Malice Domestic Anthology, Murder Most Diabolical.

Stay tuned for more of Leah’s adventures in Murder in Second Position, which will be published November, 2021