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Death Comes to the Ballets Russes
by David Dickinson | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingNu-Kneeswing of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on 6/23/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingNu-Kneeswing from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Friday, June 23, 2017

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I bought this from the discard sale table in Knaresborough library this morning because I've enjoyed several mysteries in this series but not yet this one. Looks like fun!

Amazon Editorial Review: "It's 1912 and the famed Ballet Russes have come to London to perform. Anticipation is high, for Diaghilev’s troupe is renowned throughout Europe. At the end of their famed performance of Thamar at the Royal Opera House, the Georgian queen stabs her prince to death and throws him into the river. But life mirrors art when the prince is found truly dead, stabbed through the heart in the orchestra pit below stage. Yet, the corpse is not the dancer in the program. It is his understudy. Powerscourt is summoned to investigate. But who was the intended victim—the understudy, or the star of the Ballets Russes? And the Ballet Russes are not the only Russian visitors in London this season. Lenin, Europe’s most dangerous revolutionary, has sent some bank robbery money to be changed into pounds. There are stolen jewels from St. Petersburg to be sold. And there are other, darker forces abroad, too, and Powerscourt has to look death in the face before he can solve the mystery of Death at the Ballet Russes." 


Journal Entry 2 by wingNu-Kneeswing at Knaresborough, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, June 25, 2017

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An entertaining mystery with all sorts of plots, sub-plots and red herrings . . . . 


Journal Entry 3 by wingNu-Kneeswing at The White Swan Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Released 2 mos ago (7/16/2017 UTC) at The White Swan Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 4 by Deltic at Ossett, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, July 17, 2017

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Looks a bit Edward Marstonesque. I think I'll enjoy it 


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