Skating Under The Wire - Fall 2013Skating Under the Wire

Rebecca Robbins has pulled the rink off the market and is staying in Indian Falls for good.  Now she is certain that if she can get her maid of honor duties fulfilled and Thanksgiving dinner cooked life will settle down to normal.  But when Rebecca is hired to look into a string of home invasions and a dead body turns up at the bridal shower, Rebecca is forced to put aside her hope for a quiet holiday season.  With the help of her Elvis loving grandfather and her sexy, commitment-seeking large animal vet boyfriend, Rebecca has to track down thieves that have eluded the cops for years, solve a murder, get her friend safely married and somehow cook Thanksgiving dinner for an ever expanding guest list without getting them all killed.




It’s Native American Summer Days in Indian Falls, and Rebecca Robbins is roped into taking a turn in the Senior Center dunk tank. That is until her rhinestone-studded grandfather needs help setting up his Elvis act. Now Rebecca has to find a replacement and roller derby girl Sherlene-n-Mean is delighted to fit the bill — until she’s dunked and ends up dead. The cops want Rebecca to stay out of the investigation, but she was supposed to be in that dunk tank, which means her life could be hanging in the balance. Aided by a trio of self-appointed bodyguard derby girls, Rebecca digs for answers, dodges bullets and races to find the killer before the killer finds her

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Rebecca is desperate to sell her inherited roller skating rink in small-town Indian Falls, especially now that her long delinquent father has blown back into town. But Lionel, her large-animal vet boyfriend, thinks she should stay put. And the gang at the Senior Center wants her to track down the thief who’s been hot-wiring rusted-out classic cars. Unable to resist, Rebecca soon has the Sheriff’s Deputy threatening to arrest her for obstruction and strange, scary men threatening her life. Then cars start exploding, with people in them, and Rebecca’s father goes missing. With the help of her Elvis-impersonating grandfather, Rebecca must find the pyromaniac car thief and put a stop to him–before he stops her.

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Rebecca Robbins is a woman on a mission–to sell the roller rink she inherited in her rural hometown and get back to her life in Chicago. Fast. What she didn’t count on was discovering a dead body head-first in a rink toilet. Now Rebecca is stuck in a small town where her former neighbors think she’s a city slicker who doesn’t belong, relying on a police department that’s better at gardening than solving crimes. With the help of a handsome veterinarian, a former circus camel, and her scarily frisky grandfather, Rebecca must discover the identity of the murderer before she becomes the next victim.

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Praise for Skating Over The Line

“This is a wonderfully fun read.”
- Bestselling author Louise Penny

“Rebecca’s investigative work is clever and offbeat”
-Chicago Sun-Times

“Light and breezy, Charbonneau’s sophone entry hold up. her humor mixed with an eccentric cast keeps the mystery rolling at a steady clip.”
- Library Journal

“Rebecca’s second features the Midwest’s laid-back answer to Stephanie Plum in another funny, spunky romp.”
- Kirkus Reviews

“…just the right mix of skullduggery, humor, mystery and romance.”
- Publishers Weekly

“Rebecca and the quirky secondary characters will appeal to Evanovich fans.”
- Booklist

Praise for Skating Around The Law

“Funny and sexy with a teasing mystery.”
- Kirkus Reviews

“Roller skates and crime don’t mix, or do they? In Charbonneau’s fresh, funny debut they most certainly do.”
- Publishers Weekly

“…a sparkling mystery featuring a spirited heroine and a small town populated with lively characters.”
- Bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips

“A delightful, top-notch debut mystery guaranteed to keep you smiling.”
- Victoria Thompson, author of Murder on Waverly Place

“Fast and furiously funny”
- Chris Knopf, author of Short Squeeze and the Sam Acquillo mysteries

“Fun filled and rife with small town characters…not to be missed.”
- Carolyn Haines, author of The Sara Booth Delany Mysteries

“… sprightly, delightful debut mystery. It is sure to charm.”
- Carolyn Hart, author of Ghost in Trouble

“Mystery readers will love the quirky and comic characters.”
- Ellen Byerrum, author of the Crimes of Fashion Mysteries