AGATHA NOMINATED SERIES Swan Dive reunites us with Elli, a delightful amateur sleuth with an aversion to germs, who's always willing to right a wrong. Using her uncanny cleverness and deep-seated loyalty, she deftly handles whatever comes her way-eventually...in this perfectly delightful cozy mystery series. - Fresh Fiction Elli conducts her detecting with confidence and an occasional lack of foresight, but she has the skills and intelligence to pull it off. The enjoyable worlds of professional dance and cooking elevate this mystery, and Elli is an admirable and engaging heroine. Deft writing and clever dialogue further ensure that readers will be looking forward to the next installment in Elli's adventures. - Kings River Life Magazine The book flowed smoothly along, giving me a chance to sit down and dig deep into the mystery right along with Elliott. All in all, an enjoyable mystery that is highly recommended. - Any Good Book Elli Lisbon is the Stephanie Plum of the the South! - Krista Davis, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Domestic Diva Mysteries I loved this book! The location, off the Atlantic coast and typically warm, and the quirky characters that keep showing up really help to make this a delightful and entertaining read. - BookLikes Plenty of twists, turns and surprises that will keep readers guessing to the end...I would always recommend that readers start with the first book in a series, but if you must jump in at book number three, there should be trouble following along. This is a great choice for fans of cozy mysteries and humorous mysteries. - Loralee Peterson, Librarian EXIT STAGE LEFT... It's Opening Night at the Ballantyne Foundation's production of The Nutcracker, but it's curtains for the Sugar Plum Fairy. When her body is found backstage, fatally poisoned by a cupcake she baked herself, rumors turn to suicide. But Elli Lisbon, director of the Ballantyne and coordinator of the ballet, smells something rotten amidst the sugar and spice. As Elli applies her PI-in-training skills on the troupe of suspects, she discovers an eccentric herbalist, a temperamental chef, a stalking choreographer, and a bevy of backstage secrets. Between her off-the-record investigation, duty as director, and highly-charged love life, she finds herself caught in a dance to stay one pirouette ahead of a half-baked killer. Books in the Elliott Lisbon Humorous Mystery Series: SWITCH BACK (prequel vella in OTHER PEOPLE'S BAGGAGE) BOARD STIFF (#1) WHACK JOB (#2) SWAN DIVE (#3) Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all... Author Bio: Kendel Lynn is a Southern California native who w parks her flip-flops in Dallas, Texas. She read her first Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators at the age of seven and has loved mysteries ever since. Her debut vel, Board Stiff, was an Agatha Award minee for Best First Novel. It features Elliott Lisbon, a mostly amateur sleuth who has a slight aversion to all things germy and is only five thousand hours away from getting her PI license. Along with writing and reading, Kendel spends her time editing, designing, and figuring out ways to avoid the gym but still eat cupcakes for dinner.