Death in St. Petersburg (Lady Emily, #12) by Tasha Alexander

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Read Death in St. Petersburg (Lady Emily, #12) Online Free - When the body of a prima ballerina is discovered in the snow, Lady Emily races through Saint Petersburg to solve the murder, while a ghostly dancer appears to take the lost ingenue's place.
After the final curtain of Swan Lake, an animated crowd exits the Mariinsky theatre brimming with excitement from the night’s performance. 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!”
Amongst 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?

Title : Death in St. Petersburg (Lady Emily, #12)
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ISBN : 1250058287
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★☆☆

October 20, 2017

3.5 This is a series that I dip into now and then, depending on where and what the story line takes place, and if it sounds interesting. The draw for me with this one is that it takes place in Tsarist Russia and concerns ballet, which I love. After Lady Emily and her husband attend the ballet, th...

Lori rated it ★★★★☆

August 28, 2017

When Emily Hargreaves emerges from the Mariinksy Theatre, she encounters more than another frigid Russian night. Swan Lake’s prima ballerina lies broken across the snow, a spray of blood spattered across her tutu. Despite the best efforts of the police, Lady Emily manages to push her way to the f...

Angie rated it ★★★★★

October 08, 2017

One of the best in the Lady Emily series, in my opinion! Great setting, subject, & characters. This is book #12 in the Lady Emily historical mystery series. Overall, it’s been a great series to follow. There have definitely been highs and lows with the entries, but this one didn’t disappoint....

Sophia rated it ★★★★☆

October 16, 2017

The Lady Emily series has been an engaging historical mystery story, romance, but also a feast for the senses. I've adored each time to series takes the reader to a Victorian era foreign setting with its lush descriptions of place, culture, society, historical backdrop and more. This latest insta...

Barbara rated it ★★★★★

October 05, 2017

Series: Lady Emily Publication Date: 10/10/17 Okay, I admit it – I loved the book! The writing is superb and the descriptions put you right there with the participants. I love Emily and Colin – what a strong, loving, caring, and supportive couple they are! What threw me was having to constantly sto...

Alisha rated it ★★★★☆

October 23, 2017

This is probably one of the strongest Lady Emily mysteries to date, set in the world of the Russian ballet in the year 1900. Lady Emily is in St. Petersburg for the New Year, bent on celebration and enjoyment. But after an evening at the world-renowned ballet, her deductive skills are suddenly cal...

Laurel rated it ★★★★☆

November 10, 2017

Pushkin, Petersburg, Tchaikovsky, and murder most foul—what’s not to like?

Christa rated it ★★★★☆

August 14, 2017

Review to come on publication date.

eyes.2c rated it ★★★★★

October 09, 2017

A sparkling historical mystery! St Petersburg in January 1900 before the Russian Revolution. Alexander's walk through this fabulous city is charged, exciting and wonderfully descriptive. Lady Emily Hargreaves is once again up to her fur hat in a murder. And no ordinary murder. Right after her sensa...

Kate rated it ★★★★☆

December 13, 2017

This was a rich and atmospheric story of tsarist Russia on the brink of revolution - set from 1889 to 1900. Its backdrop is St. Petersburg, Russia with its spectacular Petrine Baroque architecture (18th c. Dutch, Danish, Swedish influence), built on the backs of conscripted peasants during the 18...

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