Dancing with the Dead by John Lutz

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An amateur ballroom dancer is targeted by a serial killer in this riveting mystery by veteran John Lutz
Mary Arlington only feels alive when she is dancing. The rest of her life, dominated by a violent boyfriend and a mother intent on drinking herself to death, isn’t worth being awake for, but when she dances the tango her troubles disappear. She’s gotten so good that her studio is taking her to the national competition in Ohio, where she will prove to the world and to herself that her hobby is more than a pastime. That is, if she can stay alive until the music starts to play. At dance competitions across the country, amateur dancers have been turning up with slit throats. Mary follows the killing spree in the newspapers, morbidly fascinated by the deaths of women so similar to her. When the killer comes for her, she will need more than rhythm to survive. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Lutz including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection. 
 

About John Lutz

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John Lutz is the author of more than thirty novels and two hundred short stories, and is a past president of Mystery Writers of America and Private Eye Writers of America. He is the recipient of the Edgar Award, Shamus Award, and the Trophee 813 Award for best mystery short story collection translated into the French language. Lutz is the author of two private eye series. He divides his time between homes in St. Louis, Missouri, and Sarasota, Florida.
 
Published June 14, 2011 by Open Road Media. 208 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 Consider this a minor glitch in Lutz's estimable career, a sketchily researched study of the seemingly tawdry, emotionally bleak world of the competitive ballroom dancer.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Dancing with the Dead

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Lutz ( SWF Seeks Same ) stumbles with this mystery set in the graceful world of ballroom dancing. St. Louis realtor Mary Arlington, whose mother is alcoholic and whose lover is physically abusive, liv

Jun 01 1992 | Read Full Review of Dancing with the Dead

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