Alina Adams worked as a figure skating researcher for ABC, ESPN, TNT and NBC, an experience which inspired the complete Figure Skating Mystery series, including "Murder on Ice," "On Thin Ice," "Axel of Evil," "Death Drop" and "Skate Crime." Her other enhanced titles include the contemporary romance, "When a Man Loves a Woman: Enhanced Multimedia Edition," and "Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama's Greatest Moments." As founder of Alina Adams Media, she works with her fellow writers to uniquely enhance their previously published works, such as Dan Elish's musical children's fantasy, "The Worldwide Dessert Contest: Enhanced Multimedia Edition."
Figure Skating Mystery Series (5 Books in 1)by Alina Adams
BOOK ONE) MURDER ON ICE:
At the World Figure Skating
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For the 1st time ever and just in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics! Get all five, best-selling Alina Adams Figure Skating Mystery novels, originally published as paperback originals by Berkley Prime Crime, in one electronic volume with this exclusive, enhanced collection that includes...
BOOK ONE) MURDER ON ICE:
At the World Figure Skating Championship, the Ladies' Gold medal goes to Russia's dour Xenia Trubin over America's perky Erin Simpson thanks to the vote of one judge. Who then promptly turns up dead.
Who killed Silvana Potenza? A skater? A coach? A fan? An official? A parent?
It's up to Bex Levy, intrepid television researcher, to figure everything out before the end of the competition, or lose her job - and maybe even her life...
BOOK TWO) ON THIN ICE
Bex Levy’s search for a pair of athletes who mysteriously dropped out of the sport years earlier leads to a host of shocking secrets, a kidnapping – and a murder!
BOOK THREE) AXEL OF EVIL
Bex Levy races to discover who killed an ice skating coach during a competition in Moscow. Igor Marchenko defected from the USSR to the States in 1977 and this is the first time he's been able to return home. But he soon turns up dead, poisoned by a pair of gloves. And once Bex does the rounds, she finds that plenty of people had plenty of reasons to bump him off.
BOOK FOUR) DEATH DROP
Bex Levy investigates the mystery behind an infant left in the arena at the Nationals, and why the baby's mother, an ice dancer who mysteriously took off a year ago, is hanging dead from a sequined belt. But leery from events in the past, Bex is hesitant to follow the clues that will uncover personal secrets... and a killer who'll do anything to keep them from coming out.
BOOK FIVE) SKATE CRIME
When a world-famous coach is murdered on the eve of his televised tribute, the suspects include the former partner he dumped as soon as something better came along, the much younger new wife that he turned into a clone of his old one, his resentful daughter who always had to battle Daddy's students for his attention, the skater whose life he nearly destroyed, and the one he guided to Olympic Gold.
REVIEWS FOR ALINA ADAMS FIGURE SKATING MYSTERY SERIES
"Murder on Ice" mirrors events from the (2002) Winter Olympics. Corrupt judging, cutthroat battles between the skaters, and the behind-the-scenes viewpoint all help to add depth to this unique mystery.
- Roundtable Reviews
Adams uses her extensive knowledge of the real-life world of competitive figure skating to create a very realistic background for this murder - and possible blackmail - mystery, complete with hints of dark humor. A likable, down-to-earth heroine makes this a must-read for cozy mystery fans with a fascination for figure skating.
- Romantic Times Magazine
The book nails a triple Axel... in its description of the beautiful but bizarre world of figure skating, where skating talent is only the beginning of the package necessary to make it big. Female skaters, especially, need a pretty face and a good story to hold the public’s interest, and millions of dollars in ice shows and product endorsements can be at stake. Adams’ expertise is obvious, as is her exasperated affection for the sport.
Adams... has the wacky, incestuous world of skating down cold - from Russian coaches to skating moms to groupie fans to prepubescent stars.
- Philip Hersh, Chicago Tribune
If you are even a casual fan of figure skating, you will love this book.
- The Romance Readers Connection
Fans of figure skating will laugh out loud at the descriptions of the skaters, attitudes, costumes and stunts. Non-fans will revel in the finely crafted mystery. Bex Levy is a great protagonist who is prone to talking to herself, putting her foot in her mouth, and slashing at people with blades of sarcasm. Alone, the humor in ON THIN ICE makes it a good book; combined with the interesting characters and suspense, it is a great book.
- The Best Reviews
Hot blood runs rampant in the ice cold world of figure skating. No one knows this better than Rebecca "Bex" Levy, junior researcher for a 24/7 Sports New York cable network. The plucky, self-deprecating heroine of On Thin Ice, the second installment in Alina Adams' unique new series, knows that the cutthroat road to gold medal glory is long and arduous and filled with the drama of bitter rivalries, overbearing moms and dads and contentious coaches who will stop at nothing to get their latest skating prodigy one triple Axel closer to the top of the heap.
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