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Death Drop
A Figure Skating Mystery #4

by Alina Adams

      Imagine the surprise that everyone had at the Nationals when a young ice-dancing champion, Allison Adler, was found hung dead. Was it suicide or did someone kill her? If she was murdered, who did it? Was it her former boyfriend? Was it her coach? Was it her coach’s wife in revenge for cheating? And what about this infant boy that is found in the stands? Why is everyone coming and stating that Allison’s son is theirs? Who is telling the truth?

Death Drop is a well-written whodunit murder mystery with plenty of suspects and twists and turns near the end so the reader is not sure until the very end. The characterization of Allison as the hopeless victim works well within the framework of Death Drop. Some of the minor characters were not needed but do add a little element of huh? to the plot.

It is obvious that Ms. Adams has spent a long time working as a figure-skating researcher. Her facts and descriptions of the practice sessions and programs are right on point.

The Book

Berkley Prime Crime
October 3, 2006
Mass Market Paperback
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NOTE: Alina Adams has written other nonfiction works under the name of Alina Sivorinovsky.

The Reviewer

Jen Oliver
Reviewed 2006
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