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Skating Around the Law

(The first book in the Rebecca Robbins series)
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Rebecca Robbins is a woman on a mission---to sell the roller rink she inherited from her mother and get back to Chicago. Fast. However, when she discovers the dead body of the town's handyman headfirst in a rink toilet, potential buyers are scared off. Now Rebecca is stuck in a small town where her former neighbors think she doesn't belong, living with her scarily frisky grandfather, Pop, and relying on a police department that's better at gardening than solving crimes.

Eager to move forward with her life, Rebecca begins investigating the murder herself, reluctantly accepting help from Pop and his extensive social network, which includes a handsome veterinarian and a former circus camel named Elwood. Nevertheless, someone isn't happy she's looking into the case, and their threats will have her questioning whether playing sleuth was such a good idea after all.

Joelle Charbonneau's debut is a sheer delight---a laugh-out-loud mystery with plenty of heart.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Mystery readers will love the quirky and comic characters in Joelle Charbonneau's debut. Joelle's new sleuth skates circles around cops, clues and small town cranks in this dizzying roller rink mystery." - Ellen Byerrum

"Let Joelle Charbonneau skate into your imagination with her sparkling mystery featuring a spirited heroine and a small town populated with lively characters. Joelle is a charmer of a writer." - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

"A delightful, top-notch debut mystery with a charmingly witty heroine, a smoking hot hero, and a cast of characters - both animal and human - guaranteed to keep you smiling. Ms. Charbonneau has created a heroine you'll be rooting for as she tries to solve a murder and come to terms with the hometown she thought she'd left behind.  Skating Around the Law is a must read for all fans of Janet Evanovich." - Victoria Thompson

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Used availability for Joelle Charbonneau's Skating Around the Law

Hardback Editions

September 2010 : Hardback

Title: Skating Around the Law (Rebecca Robbins)
Author(s): Joelle Charbonneau
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2010 : USA Hardback

Title: Skating Around the Law: A Mystery (Rebecca Robbins Mysteries)
Author(s): Joelle Charbonneau
ISBN: 0-312-62980-X / 978-0-312-62980-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   

Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback

Title: Skating Around the Law
Author(s): Joelle Charbonneau
ISBN: 0-373-26821-1 / 978-0-373-26821-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Worldwide
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

September 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Skating Around the Law: A Mystery (Rebecca Robbins Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Joelle Charbonneau
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA