Brooklyn-born Lori Robbins’ debut novel, Lesson Plan for Murder: A Master Class Mystery, won the Silver Falchion for Best Cozy Mystery and was a finalist in the Readers’ Choice and Indie Book Awards. Her latest work, Murder in First Position, is the first in her new On Pointe Mystery Series, published by Level Best Books. Her short story, “Accidents Happen” will be published in May, in the Malice Domestic Anthology, Murder Most Diabolical, and another short story, “Leading Ladies” will be published this summer in the New York Sisters in Crime anthology, Justice for All. Her next novel, Murder in Second Position is due out in November of 2021. Robbins is also working on a second Master Class Mystery, Linked to Murder. She is a vice president of the New York chapter of Sisters in Crime and is a member of both Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers.
Robbins began dancing at age 16 and launched her professional career three years later. She studied modern dance at the Martha Graham School and ballet at the New York Conservatory of Dance. Robbins performed with a number of regional modern and ballet companies, including Ballet Hispanico, the Des Moines Ballet, and the St. Louis Concert Ballet. After ten very lean years as a dancer she attended Hunter College, graduating summa cum laude with a major in British Literature and a minor in Classics. The mother of six, Robbins has vast experience with the homicidal tendencies everyday life inspires.