Skating Under the Wire
A Rebecca Robbins Mystery by Joelle Charbonneau
Review: Rebecca Robbins owns the Toe Stop Roller Rink in Indian Falls, Illinois. She inherited the rink when her mother died and her first instinct was to sell the rink and return to Chicago where the action is. But selling in this market is tough and has decided to stay and make her home in Indian Falls. It didn’t take Rebecca long to realize not all the action was in Chicago; Indian Falls has its fair share, too. Rebecca has seen car thievery, arson and murder in just her first year there. Because of her keen people skills, she jumped right to do her part to find the offenders. In some cases she was able to solve the crime before the police did. The town’s folk now think of Rebecca as an investigator, albeit an unlicensed one, and come to her when anything goes wrong. Too, she is happy to be living near her grandfather Pop, who is a geriatric flamboyant impersonator of The King, Elvis Presley. He entertains the residents of the local Senior Center. And it is at this very same Senior Center that one of its residents has died during a wedding shower. When the cause of death is given as a murder, friends of the woman ask Rebecca to investigate. Separately, she has also been hired as an investigator to solve a ten year old mystery. Every Thanksgiving Day someone enters the home of a family who had gone away for the holiday. Items stolen are typically small, i.e., jewelry and money. The police have not been able to catch the thief. With all her commitments for this Thanksgiving she has her plate full in Skating Under the Wire, the fourth mystery in this series by Joelle Charbonneau.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of Skating Under the Wire.
Acknowledgment: Minotaur Books provided a copy of Skating Under the Wire for this review.
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Selected reviews of other mysteries by this author …
Skating on the Edge
Location(s) referenced in Skating Under the Wire: Illinois
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Skating Under the Wire by Joelle Charbonneau — A Rebecca Robbins Mystery
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