Romance and Mystery Novels

by Alina Adams

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Monday, December 03, 2007


Tuesday, December 4, is the official release date for my fifth and final Figure Skating Mystery, Skate Crime. (It’s also the first night of Hanukkah. Skating murder mysteries make excellent first night of Hanukkah gifts. Really. It’s in the Talmud.)

You can see the cover above.

Skate Crime is the story of a high-powered, politically connected, vaguely misogynistic coach being murdered on the eve of a televised tribute celebrating his achievements. A male coach named Lucian Pryce.

Why is there a pair of presumably female legs lying dead on the cover?

Beats me.

Maybe one of his students fainted when she heard the news.

My first skating mystery, Murder on Ice, had a skater with no head on the cover. My second, On Thin Ice, had the shadow of a skater with no feet.

#3, Axel of Evil, did feature a whole girl, but also a pair of gloves, lying like disembodied hands rink-side. #4, Death Drop, had a full-bodied ice-dancing team (albeit in pretty sloppy Killian position).

And now we’re back to random body parts, the aforementioned female legs, and a torso shadow in the corner.

I do love the color scheme of Skate Crime. The cool blue and white really conveys the proper mood.

Do you have a favorite Figure Skating Mystery cover? Let me know!


  • At January 04, 2008 12:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    So since this was the last one, are you ever going to let us know if Jordan or Lian won nationals?


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