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pas de deux: (NOUN: pl. pas de deux)
1. A dance for two, especially a dance in ballet consisting of an entrée and adagio, a variation for each dancer, and a coda.
2. A close relationship between two people or things, as during an activity.
pas de death (NOUN: yeah … totally made up)
1. A dance of death.
2. When Dani Spevak stumbles over a dead body and gets into another crazy situation.
Aspiring ballerina Dani Spevak is back home for the summer, recovering from an injury. What was supposed to be a simple day trip into New York City to visit her friends at the Manhattan Ballet Conservatory turns deadly when Dani discovers that the world of professional dance can be cutthroat — literally.
Check out the first chapter, which was revealed at the At Random blog .
FUN FACT: The murder victim in this book in this book is named after real-life blogger Jen Runkle, who bought the naming rights to the character at a charity auction to raise money for diabetes research.
“I know what you’re thinking: Best title ever. Is the suspense killing you? Go get your own copy.”
- Rachel Zar, managing editor of Dance Spirit magazine
“Amanda Brice’s latest Dani Spevak mystery was released recently, and it is adorable! That might seem like a strange way to describe a murder mystery, but…since I am a huge Ally Carter fan, I also appreciated the light, humorous tone of Amanda Brice. I’d definitely read the others in her series, and not just because there’s a ballerina inside my dying to get out (although yes, that is part of it). Girls who liked I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have To Kill You will also enjoy Pas De Death. … Bottom line: It’s a great introduction to the mystery genre for younger readers (Read: clean, not overly gory or sexual).”
- Katrina Lantz, book blogger and Goodreads reviewer
“It’s good, frothy fun. Like a hot chocolate with a marshmallow and lots of sprinkles on top. I defy you to read this book and not laugh out loud. It’s full of wit and humour.”
- Bookish Trish from Between the Lines blog
“This fantasic murder mystery is told in a wonderfully authentic voice. This book recommendation has already been passed on to my school library media specialist friends, especially those in middle and junior highs. This is a murder mystery and it’s a little descriptive, but overall it’s clean in terms of sexual content and foul language.”
- Monica the Booklover
“I was counting down the days until Book 3 came out, and this was the best one yet.”
- Randi, age 14
“I loved it!”
- Nishelle, age 14
“Wow! It was wonderful!!!!!!!”
- Jocy, age 13
“I am like your #1 fan!!!!! I have read Codename: Dancer, Pointe of No Return, and Pas De Death. I’m waiting for The Degas Code to come out!”
- Lydia, age 11