From Publishers Weekly
Clinch's enchanting second Ski Diva mystery (after 2010's Double Black) opens on a crispy day under a cloudless blue sky, a winter rarity in Vermont. Avid skier Stacey Curtis plans to take full advantage of it by spending the day on the slopes of Spruce Peak before she reports for her night job in the Broken Binding, a local bar. Unfortunately, the lift line is closed due to the filming of a commercial, and to complicate matters, her ex-fiancé, Brian Russell, is supervising the shoot. Later, when a snowstorm makes conditions on the slopes perfect, ski patrol friend Chip Walsh joins Stacey for some spectacular night skiing--spectacular at least until she hits something that turns out to be a dead body. Stacey once again turns sleuth in a fast read sure to appeal to skiers and nonskiers alike. (Jan.)
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Ski bum Stacey Curtis has left Boston and her cheating fiancé and is spending her days skiing Spruce Peak and her evenings waitressing at a local bar in a small Vermont town. Then aging movie star Harper Stone comes to town to film a mouthwash commercial; Stacey’s former fiancé, Brian, is part of Stone’s entourage. He seems to want her back, although she has moved on and is interested in Chip Walsh, a member of the Ski Patrol. Stone disappears during a blizzard, and Stacy and Chip find him dead in the snow. Stacey sets out to solve the crime and, after a somewhat perfunctory investigation, does just that. The mystery element is the weak point here, but the small-town frame, the vividly described setting, and the skiing action provide some compensation. Author Clinch founded and runs TheSkiDiva.com. --Sue O'Brien