Skating on the Edge by Joelle Charbonneau
A Mystery (Rebecca Robbins)

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Rebecca Robbins, owner of the Toe Stop roller-skating rink, is back, this time joined by a tough and sassy roller derby team, and she has a new puzzling murder to solve.

It’s Native American Summer Days in Indian Falls, and Rebecca is roped into taking a turn in the Senior Center dunk tank. That is, until her rhinestone-studded grandfather, Pop, needs help setting up his Elvis act. Minutes from climbing into the tank, Rebecca has to find a replacement, and roller derby girl Sherlene-n-Mean is delighted to fit the bill---until she’s dunked, electrocuted, and killed. It’s obvious that this was no accident. Someone rigged the tank, but who was the intended target? Sherlene-n-Mean or Rebecca?

With a list of suspects in hand and Pop cheering her on, Rebecca starts asking questions. Who disliked Sherlene-n-Mean enough to kill her? Could a father really be capable of murdering his own daughter for money? Why has the bowling alley owner suddenly decided to call a truce and offer Rebecca his assistance? Who was Sherlene-n-Mean? Did her mysterious past catch up with her and get her killed or was she a victim of circumstance? Aided by a trio of self-appointed bodyguard derby girls and caught between Deputy Sean and her sometimes-boyfriend Lionel, Rebecca digs for answers, dodges bullets, and races to find a killer before the killer strikes again.

Joelle Charbonneau’s third novel is a gem in a charming and hilarious series.

 

About Joelle Charbonneau

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Joelle Charbonneau is an entertainer. She has performed in a variety of operas, musical theater and children's theater productions across the Chicagoland area. In addition to her stage work, Joelle has also performed with several bands and worked as a solo performer. She lives in a Chicago suburb with her husband, Andy, and their toddler son. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.
 
Published October 2, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 301 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A skating rink owner is involved in yet another murder.

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At the start of Charbonneau's fun third mystery featuring roller rink owner Rebecca Robbins (after 2011's Skating over the Line), Rebecca is slated to serve in the dunk tank at the Native American Day

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Review: Toe Stop Roller Rink owner Rebecca Robbins volunteers to participate in the Native American Summer Days festival by being "dunked", but is saved from being fatally electrocuted when she steps away to help her grandfather with his Elvis costume in Skating on the Edge, the third mystery in ...

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