- By Lucy Cores

Corpse de Ballet

  • Title: Corpse de Ballet
  • Author: Lucy Cores
  • ISBN: 9780915230679
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • Corpse de Ballet Ballet reporter Toni Ney and her soldier boyfriend Eric Skeets join forces with homicide detective Andrew Torrent to find out who murdered the lead dancer after his triumphant return to the stage Fi

    Ballet reporter Toni Ney, and her soldier boyfriend Eric Skeets, join forces with homicide detective Andrew Torrent to find out who murdered the lead dancer after his triumphant return to the stage First published in 1944.

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    1. Toni Ney, once a ballet dancer herself is now earning her daily bread as an exercise expert and reviewing ballet part time for a local newspaper. The same day in the early forties that her soldier boyfriend Eric Skeets comes home on furlough Tony is off to the Civic Opera to review a ballet that is intended to take New York by storm. The premier danseur is Russian Vova Izlomin who is a poor example of a human being but makes up for this by the artistry of his dancing. Just lately returning to th [...]

    2. Her boyfriend is on leave but Toni Ney, former ballerina and now a journalist, is busy covering the gala that will reintroduce Izlomin to the ballet world after his Paris breakdown and subsequent slow recovery. He's a great dancer, no doubt, and there's great curiosity about his performance of the piece he's choreographed, Phoebus, that has been done only once, immediately before his collapse. Toni and a ballet-loving policeman are the ones who end up searching through the debacle of the gala to [...]

    3. I really enjoyed this mystery. I am glad that the new edition includes an explanation about the author, Lucy Cores, and her background. The mystery was written in 1944 and is quite charming and a great story. I thought, as the mother of a ballet dancer, it was very accurate as well.

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