Loose-Limbed

Loose Limbed Ballerinas are a lot less fragile than they look Behind the grace lies a combination of muscle and dexterity built up through a lifetime of training and discipline But their necks are no stronger tha

  • Title: Loose-Limbed
  • Author: David Barrie
  • ISBN: 9780956251848
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ballerinas are a lot less fragile than they look Behind the grace lies a combination of muscle and dexterity, built up through a lifetime of training and discipline But their necks are no stronger than anyone else s, as demonstrated by the strangled corpse that is captain Franck Guerin s latest case.Sophie Duval was supposed to dance the lead in a new ballet to be premieBallerinas are a lot less fragile than they look Behind the grace lies a combination of muscle and dexterity, built up through a lifetime of training and discipline But their necks are no stronger than anyone else s, as demonstrated by the strangled corpse that is captain Franck Guerin s latest case.Sophie Duval was supposed to dance the lead in a new ballet to be premiered on the stage of the Paris Opera in under a month s time The Opera Ballet will have to find a replacement, not to mention explain away the secrets revealed by Franck s investigation of Sophie s recent past Something corrupt may lie at the heart of one of the world s greatest ballet company Either that, or the new ballet a tale of savage instinct, forbidden knowledge, and violent death bears some kind of a curse.Franck has a few weeks to work it out Not so easy when you understand nothing of the tight knit world of classical ballet Nor when you find yourself caught up in a deadly pas de deux with a killer who can dance rings around you.

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    1. Review from BadelyngeCaptain Franck Guerin of the Brigade Criminelle invites us once again to sit in on his latest investigation. The Paris Opera Ballet is preparing for the premiere of a bold new Ballet based on the Greek myth of Diana and Acteon. Franck is called in when the female lead dancer is found strangled in her apartment. Like me he knows next to nothing about the world of Ballet so he has to learn fast at a time that he has to cope with absorbing all the mass of information that the f [...]

    2. The third in a series of Paris-based crime novel featuring captain Franck Guerin of the Brigade Criminelle. Like its predecessors, Loose-Limbed takes its hero into a world of which he knows little and forces him to decode its customs and practices in order to solve the crime. The previous books did this with upmarket lingerie (Wasp-Waisted) and high-end perfume (Night-Scented). This time around the focus is on ballet, and more specifically on the inner workings of the Ballet de l'Opera de Paris, [...]

    3. The ending, my God the ending. I have to say, he does a really good job of thinking you got it. Then you don't. I had figured out the murder weapon early on, but the murderer and the motive had me by surprise. You may have to be a huge fan of ballet to enjoy all the details, but the work put into acquiring said details is impressive. Definitely worth a read.

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