Happy Monday Readers!
I hope everyone had a great Easter weekend or if you don’t celebrate Easter, than I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I finished reading an amazing book, that left me on the edge of my seat, and wanted to share it with you all. Death in St. Petersburg by Tasha Alexander, takes you on a wild mystery filled ride that you won’t want to get off of.
The book description was taken from the Goodreads website:
“A dance with death…
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 étoile herself? Or, something even more sinister?”
Lady Emily is in Russia spending time with her husband, but finds herself investigating the murder of a ballerina. Emily goes on a mysterious ride to find the true killer, while uncovering secrets along the way. When Emily starts receiving threats about the case, she starts to wonder if she will ever solve the murder. But Emily knows that this ballerina deserves justice, and will stop at nothing until the murderer is caught.
What I loved about this book is Tasha’s uncanny ability to draw the reader into the story. As you read, you feel like you are in the same room as the characters, and that you have been transported to Russia. Plus Emily is such a strong character that you will feel like she is your new best friend. Although this book is number 12 in a series, you can read this book and know exactly what is going on. I haven’t read any more books from this series, but let me tell you after reading this one, I can’t wait to read the one’s that came before, and the ones that will come after!
Go hunt down a cold blooded murder my fellow sleuths!