Choreographer Lindy Haggerty and the dance company she works for have been invited to the prestigious Easton Arts Retreat to teach and perform. Marguerite Easton, founder of the retreat, is well-respected in the world of the arts.

Things go wrong from the beginning. The bus ride to the retreat is a nightmare in itself but when they arrive at camp they discover that Larry Cleveland, a scholarship student, has died tragically, an apparent suicide. No one liked Larry, but the police presence does not add to the creative atmosphere.

When it is proven that Larry was murdered and other students are attacked, the police have a field day for they would like to discredit and close the camp. It is up to Lindy and company to get to the bottom of things and discover a crafty killers identity.

Using her own experience as a dancer and choreographer, Shelley Freydont brings the world of dance to life in MIDSUMMER MURDER. The mystery is intriguing, and Lindys likeable and believable personality adds charm to the story. (Aug., 288 pp., $22.00)

Reviewed by: 
Toby Bromberg