Death in St. Petersburg: A Lady Emily Mystery (Lady Emily by Tasha Alexander

By Tasha Alexander

After the ultimate curtain of Swan Lake, an lively crowd exits the Mariinsky theatre brimming with pleasure from the night’s functionality. yet outdoor the scene is somber. A ballerina’s physique lies face down within the snow, blood splattered like rose petals over the dress of the Swan Queen. the gang is silenced through a unmarried cry— “Nemetseva is dead!”

Amongst the theatergoers is woman Emily, accompanying her speeding husband Colin in Russia on project from the Crown. however it quickly turns into transparent that Colin isn’t the single one with paintings to do. whilst the lifeless ballerina’s aristocratic lover comes begging for justice, Emily needs to practice her personal set of abilities to find the emerging star’s assassin. Her research takes her on a dance around the level of Tsarist Russia, from the opulence of the wintry weather Palace, to the modest residences of ex-ballerinas and the locked attics of political radicals. A mysterious dancer in white follows heavily at the back of, making waves via St. Petersburg together with her shock performances and path of pink scarves. Is it the candy Katenka, Nemetseva’s youth buddy and favourite rival? The ghost of the murdered étoile herself? Or, anything much more sinister?

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