Posted in 4 paws, mystery, Review on March 11, 2014

DEAD ON HER FEET: A Tango Mystery
By Lisa Fernow
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Publication date: February 14, 2014
Print ISBN: 978-1-62015-193-8


For those who dedicate their lives to “chasing the ghost,” searching for that elusive moment of perfect connection on the dance floor, tango is a drug. A drug that proves fatal.

When a much-hated member of the Atlanta tango community is stabbed in the middle of a dance, the last thing tango instructor Antonia “Ant” Blakeley wants to do is help the police work out how someone could have struck the fatal blow unseen. Her troubled nephew is first on the list of suspects, and she’ll do anything to protect him. Unfortunately for her, she’s up against Detective Sam Morrow, a former marine who will do anything to get to the truth.

Only one of them will get what they want.


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Very interesting new series. I loved all of the Tango references and definitions especially since my husband and I did a simple tango as our first dance at our wedding.  It actually has rekindled my interest in relearning the tango steps and other ballroom dancing.

I tried to figure out who did it and had no idea until the very end. Was definitely one of the last people I would have suspected!  I thought the characters were interesting and there were several egotistical characters that created some conflict and interest in the storyline.  Ant does need to learn how to ease up on her nephew and hopefully she will learn this in future books.  Also wonder if Sam and Ant might become a couple.  Only time will tell!

We give this 4 paws and look forward to the next installment in this series!


About the Author

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALisa Fernow grew up on the classic mysteries of Ngaio Marsh and Elizabeth Peters, and is the author of Dead on Her Feet, the first mystery in a planned series set in the tango world. Her short story, Death of a Tango Dancer, was featured in King County Library System’s Take Time to Read program in 2010.

Lisa has danced Argentine tango since 1996, studying with legendary masters Cacho Dante, Susana Miller, Brigitta Winkler, and other inspiring instructors throughout the US.

She holds a BA in English and Theatre from Cornell University and a certificate in commercial fiction writing from the University of Washington. As a former PepsiCo and Time Warner global marketing executive Lisa
bowled with Michael Jordan, got sweat on by Cindy Crawford, taught capitalism to Hungarians and helped launch Scooby Doo merchandise into 150 countries.

Now living in Seattle, Lisa runs a consulting practice focused on innovation and loves toggling between business and mystery writing, as both require creativity and strong storytelling.

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