Murder takes a bow at the ballet, and cat-sitting sleuth Alice Nestleton pirouettes into danger…
An actress led into a life of crime (sleuthing, that is) and cat-sitting, Alice Nestleton has returned to the theater—dozing in a box seat through a Lincoln Center production of The Nutcracker. She’s happily imagining her Main Coon cat, Bushy, and all-American alley cat, Pancho, doing the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy when her reverie is interrupted by some off-stage excitement—the discovery of former ballet great Peter Dobrynin dressed like a derelict and dead as a doornail.
And when the murder is pinned on her close friend, Lucia, Alice starts snooping for clues among New York’s homeless to find the real killer. From flop houses to the elegant salons of wealthy art patrons, Alice is drawn into a dark, dangerous dance of deception…until a mysterious cat drags in the shocking solution to this pas de deux with death.
Curl up with A Cat Tells Two Tales, available October 2012 in trade paperback from Obsidian.
Lydia Adamson is the pen name for a noted mystery writer. In addition to the Alice Nestleton series, she is the author of the Deirdre Quinn Nightingale and Lucy Wayles series. She lives in New York City.