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  • ISBN 1587247526
  • ISBN13 978-1587247521
  • Language English
  • Author Alina Adams
  • Publisher Wheeler Publishing; 1 edition (July 20, 2004)
  • Pages 360
  • Formats docx azw lrf txt
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1305 kb
  • Size Fb2 1143 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 749

Figure skating is a cutthroat world. At the finals of the World Figure Skating Championships Ladies' competition in San Francisco, Rebecca "Bex" Levy, figure-skating researcher for the 24/7 network, learns that a triple-triple combination turning into a triple-double isn't the only tragedy. The Russian skater wins the gold over America's sweetheart - and the judge who cast the deciding vote is found dead the next day.

In the spotlight: the all-new figure skating mystery series  . The World Figure Skating Championships have come to the United States and America’s sweetheart, Erin, is slated to win.

Axel of Evil: A Figure Skating Mystery (Berkley Prime Crime Mysteries). The Verdict: Murder on Ice had been in my TBR pile for about a year. 4 people found this helpful. Mass Market Paperback. Series: Figure Skating Mystery. Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages. Music Lover in Omaha.

Murder on Ice" mirrors events from the (2002) Winter Olympics. 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.

In the spotlight: the all-new figure skating mystery series.

Alina Adams founded Alina Adams Media in 2011 to help other published authors turn their books into Enhanced .

Alina Adams founded Alina Adams Media in 2011 to help other published authors turn their books into Enhanced E-Book titles. l will continue to pubish printed and electronic books - mysteries, romance novels, and non-fiction titles - for her loyal audience and for an ever changing new audience well into the future. She used her experience to write a book series of figure skating mysteries (Murder on Ice, On Thin Ice, Axel of Evil, Death Drop, Skate Crime) for Berkley Prime Crime publishing.

Skate Crime: A Figure Skating Mystery, Adams, Alina From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Oakdale Confidential. Bex Levy is shooting footage of veteran coach and skater Lucian Price for a tribute piece when he takes a bad fall-and dies

Skate Crime: A Figure Skating Mystery, Adams, Alina From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Oakdale Confidential. Bex Levy is shooting footage of veteran coach and skater Lucian Price for a tribute piece when he takes a bad fall-and dies. It seems to just be a tragic accident, until Bex discovers that his skates had been tampered with. Figure Skating Ser. Publisher. Penguin Publishing Group.

Alina Adams is the New York Times best-selling author of soap-opera tie-ins & non-fiction, figure skating .

Alina Adams is the New York Times best-selling author of soap-opera tie-ins & non-fiction, figure skating mysteries, fantasy & romance. I was the one who got together all the information on the competing athletes for the announcers and feature producers. After I had kids (and couldn’t travel around the world the way I once used to), I wrote a series of Figure Skating murder mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime.

From Alina: New York Times best-selling author, soap opera insider, and pioneer in online storytelling, Alina Adams, was born in the Soviet Union and immigrated with her parents to the . at age seven, where she learned English by watching American soap operas at their home in San Francisco.

If you want facts and figures (plus beautiful photos) about skating, check out my non-fiction titles

If you want facts and figures (plus beautiful photos) about skating, check out my non-fiction titles. In addition, check out my latest article, "A New Spin on Figure Skating," at "The Jewish Week

Talk about Murder On Ice: A Figure Skating Mystery


Zyniam
This is the first in the series of figure skating mysteries about TV researcher and sleuth Bex Levy. I'd already read the 3rd and 4th books.

It's the World Figure Skating Championship, and surprisingly, the Russian skater wins over the American favorite, with the Italian judge casting the deciding vote. Amid a huge controversy over bloc voting and accusations of bribery or coercion, the Italian judge is found dead. The police seem inclined to view it as an accident, but it seems too coincidental to ignore.

Bex has just gotten her job as figure skating researcher. Not only does she have to keep the on-air talent from screwing up (they're a former pairs skating team, who delight in goading each other), she's under the constant threat of losing her job (her boss's idea of motivation). So in desperation, Bex promises to deliver the real story in two days.

The Good:
The very realistic-feeling look inside the world of figure skating competitions, and our introduction to the slightly larger-than-life ongoing characters of Bex's boss Gil and the on-air commentators, the Howarths.

The Bad:
The slow accumulation of clues and following false leads was mildly frustrating, but it was also refreshingly realistic. I'd much rather read about a sleuth, particularly an amateur one, who makes mistakes than one who gets it all right from the beginning. And the reader's frustration evokes Bex's, which is good, too.

The Verdict:
Murder on Ice had been in my TBR pile for about a year. I'm hoping to unearth the 2nd book in the series before the 5th comes out.
Malarad
This book was okay for a quick read but not great by any means. I found the main character to be kind of annoying and really she did not appeal to me as a reader at all. The ultimate relationships between the suspects just seemed too convenient and so predictable to the point of being silly. Saying that, I actually enjoyed the book. It was easy to read, not confusing at all and it made me feel like a pretty decent detective because I not only picked out the killer but I also picked out the clue that would be the ultimate downfall. Trust me here. If I get the killer right, you should too.
Nothing personal
I am a former figure skater and mystery lover, so when I discovered this series I was elated to bring my two interests together. I am very disappointed. To begin with this book is not well written. Books like this should be a fast, entertaining, easy read. I had to literally plow through the author's text. Then, the heroine - a TV researcher - found what she thought was a clue: a shorter than normal fax. Her conclusion was that it was European paper...when any good researcher, traveler or businessperson knows that A4 paper is longer than US paper, but slightly narrower. It is definitely not shorter. This was not a mention, which I could excuse, but for much of a book it was the only clue the character had. I lost faith. It is too bad the idea of the series is a great one with all the politics and drama that goes into skating, but this entry is definitely not a gold medal winner.
OCARO
I enjoyed this book. I found the main character, Bex, amusing. Just her whole way of thinking, talking, and acting were enjoyable to me. I liked her attitude, and it's a lot more fun to read a book when you like the main character. I enjoyed it enough that I plan on getting the rest of the series. Sometimes I just want a fun read, and this worked for me.
Centrizius
Bex Levy is a true heroine! Reading this enhanced version of "Murder on Ice" was fun. Who knew that the skating world could be so full of corruption, jealousy, blackmail and murder! Everyone always looks so gracious on television! Well, except for the "Gillooly" incident. It's almost like reading Harry Potter. Instead of Hogwarts---ice rinks, coaches and fans, rule the day!
A must read!
Eigeni
This book is very enjoyable, especially here at Olympics time.
Alina Adams is a marvelous storyteller who always brings her characters to life in a delightful, believable way. Don't stop with this book - go get all her publications!
Thanks, Alina, and I look forward to reading the rest of the series!