Dead on the Dance Floor Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Dead on the Dance Floor

  • Author : Heather Graham
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Release Date : 2018-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781488097461

Dead on the Dance Floor Excerpt :

Get swept up in this fun and fast-paced classic romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham. Accomplished dancer Lara Trudeau drops dead of a heart attack brought on by a lethal combination of booze and pills. To former private investigator Quinn O’Casey, it’s a simple case of death by misadventure. But when his brother Doug, a Miami-Dade patrolman, asks for help, he can’t refuse. Especially when he learns that Lara and Doug—a student at the Moonlight Sonata dance studio where Lara occasionally taught—were having an affair. And despite Quinn’s lack of interest in the case and even less in dancing, experience has taught him not to count on the obvious when it comes to murder. Going undercover as a dance student, Quinn meets studio manager Shannon Mackay, a beautiful, graceful woman who has left world-class competition to teach. He also uncovers some disturbing facts. Everyone there had a reason to hate Lara Trudeau, a woman as ruthless as she was... Originally published in 2004

Dead on the Dance Floor Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Dead on the Dance Floor

  • Author : Heather Graham
  • Publisher : Mira Books
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Dancers
  • Pages : 409
  • ISBN 10 : 0778300579

Dead on the Dance Floor Excerpt :

Lara Trudeau is queen of the dance floor, until she drops dead from a lethal combination of drink and drugs. To former Miami private investigator Quinn O'Casey, it's a simple case of death by misadventure. Until his brother, Lara's lover, seeks his help.

Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor  1980   1983 Book

Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor 1980 1983

  • Author : Tim Lawrence
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-09
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822373926

Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor 1980 1983 Excerpt :

As the 1970s gave way to the 80s, New York's party scene entered a ferociously inventive period characterized by its creativity, intensity, and hybridity. Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor chronicles this tumultuous time, charting the sonic and social eruptions that took place in the city’s subterranean party venues as well as the way they cultivated breakthrough movements in art, performance, video, and film. Interviewing DJs, party hosts, producers, musicians, artists, and dancers, Tim Lawrence illustrates how the relatively discrete post-disco, post-punk, and hip hop scenes became marked by their level of plurality, interaction, and convergence. He also explains how the shifting urban landscape of New York supported the cultural renaissance before gentrification, Reaganomics, corporate intrusion, and the spread of AIDS brought this gritty and protean time and place in American culture to a troubled denouement.

Dirty Blvd  Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Dirty Blvd

  • Author : Aidan Levy
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613731093

Dirty Blvd Excerpt :

The Rolling Stones  Some Girls Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Rolling Stones Some Girls

  • Author : Cyrus R.K. Patell
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2011-06-09
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441102911

The Rolling Stones Some Girls Excerpt :

It's October 1977, and the Rolling Stones are in a Paris recording studio. They're under siege. Keith Richards's legal troubles after his arrest for heroin possession threaten the band's future, and the broad consensus among rock aficionados is that the band will never again reach the heights of Exile on Main Street. But Mick Jagger is writing lyrics inspired by the year he has just spent in New York City, where he was hanging out with the punks at CBGB and with the glitterati at Studio 54. And new bandmember Ron Wood is helping Richards recapture the two-guitar groove that the band had been missing since the Brian Jones era. The result? Some Girls, the band's response both to punk rock and to disco, an album that crackles with all the energy, decadence, and violence of New York in the 1970s. Weaving together the history of the band and the city, Cyrus R. K. Patell traces the genesis and legacy of the album that Jagger would later call the band's best since Let It Bleed.

Ready Made Book Displays Book

Ready Made Book Displays

  • Author : Nancy M. Henkel
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011-07-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610691239

Ready Made Book Displays Excerpt :

Providing more than 50 fiction display descriptions, this book identifies themes for the entire year and includes titles for signage, annotated book lists, prop and material ideas, as well as photographs that show how to pull it all together. • 55 theme-based listing of displays • Original materials and documents include a "Which Shakespeare Play?" quiz and a handy Book Display Log for tracking displays • Photographs of each display accompany the descriptions • An index of authors and titles notes which provide listed entries and which are fully annotated • "Display Months" appendix connects displays with time of year, holidays, events, and celebrations

The Rising Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Rising

  • Author : Heather Graham
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2017-01-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466836488

The Rising Excerpt :

From acclaimed thriller-suspense novelists Heather Graham and Jon Land comes a story of action, mystery, and the endurance of young love in The Rising. Twenty-four hours. That's all it takes for the lives of two young people to be changed forever. Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, his future looks bright. His tutor, Samantha Dixon, is preparing to graduate high school at the top of her class. She plans to turn her NASA internship into a career. When a football accident lands Alex in the hospital, his world is turned upside down. His doctor is murdered. Then, his parents. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes, and now it's after him. Alex flees. He tells Samantha not to follow, but she became involved the moment she walked through his door and found Mr. and Mrs. Chin as they lay dying in their home. She cannot abandon the young man she loves. The two race desperately to stay ahead of Alex's attackers long enough to figure out why they are hunting him in the first place. The answer lies with a secret buried deep in his past, a secret his parents died to protect. Alex always knew he was adopted, but he never knew the real reason his birth parents abandoned him. He never knew where he truly came from. Until now. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A First Year Course in Criminal Law Book

A First Year Course in Criminal Law

  • Author : Daniel B. Yeager
  • Publisher : Wolters Kluwer
  • Release Date : 2018-08-16
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 10 : 9781543805390

A First Year Course in Criminal Law Excerpt :

The approach of A First-Year Course in Criminal Law: Trials, Appeals, Theories, Third Edition focuses students on preparing to discuss a single case per lecture. The author’s philosophy is “Teach one case a day and do it well.” To help students understand the big picture as well as the details, the organization strives for unification rather than departmentalization. Rather than treat crimes and defenses as “tubs on their own bottoms,” the defenses within the crimes are presented. In other words, the book brings out that crime occurs only in the absence of fully or partially successful exculpatory pleas. Although homicide is the crime that organizes the book, the elements and scope of other crimes are presented within the context of the law of homicide. Comprehension of assault, burglary, kidnapping, mayhem, robbery, and rape is crucial to the cases used to present the law of felony murder. Those crimes are analyzed in the cases, questions, and notes sufficiently to provide students with competency in the grammar of those crimes. New to the Third Edition: More patient explication of chapter introductions and sub-sections Reorganization of questions and notes to improve flow and avoid unintended redundancies Improved internal cross-references Increased emphasis on the function of mental illness in the role of fear in homicide cases Enhanced searchable citations Elaborated index Accounts for intervening changes in the law

James Ivory in Conversation Book

James Ivory in Conversation

  • Author : James Ivory
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2005-04-21
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520234154

James Ivory in Conversation Excerpt :

"From sensitive enfant terrible to playful elder statesman, James Ivory has carried a delicate candle of pure hedonism through the violent decades, sheltering it from every hostile wind which sought to extinguish it. One of the few to whom one can unhesitatingly apply the phrase "citizen of the world," he has spent a lifetime scattering beautiful moments across the continents."—Wallace Shawn “James Ivory is one of our greatest living directors, and these pages, deliciously poised between diplomacy and indiscretion, brim with his vast experience of every nook and cranny of the film world. Offering precious insights into how the cinematic cultures of Europe, Asia and America, of Arthouse and Hollywood, came to be blended into a ravishingly beautiful body of work, Ivory also draws for us a vivid picture of what it really feels like to put together an independent movie. But perhaps most striking is the way this book illuminates the human face of film-making, and becomes a touching testament to the deep friendships - the bonds of trust, affection, professional respect - that have made possible the unique triumph that is Merchant Ivory.”—Kazuo Ishiguro “Robert Emmet Long’s James Ivory in Conversation transforms what might have been a routine Q & A into a lucid film history told from the unostentatious matter-of-fact viewpoint of that least narcissistic of productive and creative directors, James Ivory, with 25 films to his credit in a career that has spanned more than 40 years. He has become almost inseparably linked with producer Ismail Merchant and screenwriter Ruth Jhabvala to form the most famous collaborative troika in film history. As Mr. Ivory’s perceptively assiduous Boswell, Mr. Long deserves much of the credit for the felicitous outcome of the project. This is a must-read for all venturesome cineastes, particularly as a counterweight to all the reverse snobbery heaped upon the troika for succeeding commercially with serious and tasteful literary ad

Unexpectedly Dead Book

Unexpectedly Dead

  • Author : Jordaina Sydney Robinson
  • Publisher : Shark Week Deadly Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-01-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

Unexpectedly Dead Excerpt :

Newly dead Bridget Sway is stuck in a rut. And utterly dissatisfied. Her afterlife has devolved into a bleak monotonous dead-body-free blur of work and home and work and she is slowly surrendering into the mundanity of it. And then someone starts murdering livies. With a scythe. When Charon charges Bridget with finding the culprit within twenty-four hours, she wades into the investigation with best friend, Sabrina, and all of her housemates in tow. But, as crazy as it sounds, finding a killer isn’t Bridget's biggest concern. Her biggest concern is how will she be able to survive the mundanity of the afterlife once the investigation is over. If you like sassy heroines who break all the rules, laugh out loud humour and whodunnits that keep you guessing until the very end, then tag along with Bridget Sway on her afterlife adventures. Afterlife Adventures Series: #1 Beyond Dead #2 Dead and Buried (formerly Deader Still) #3 A Little More Dead #4 Deader Still (formerly Dead and Buried) #5 Utterly Dead #6 Dead Completely #7 Unexpectedly Dead In the same universe: An Aurora North Exposé: #1 The Faux Fang Murders #2 The Sham Spirit Murders #3 The Hoax Hex Murders

Dead Ringer Book

Dead Ringer

  • Author : Annie Solomon
  • Publisher : Forever
  • Release Date : 2008-12-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780446553452

Dead Ringer Excerpt :

The hunt for a dangerous weapon leads Federal Agent Finn Carter to Angelina Mercer with a proposition that could be her salvation or destruction. In order to find her birth mother, Angelina must infiltrate a tycoon's Montana ranch. Original.

Dance  Human Rights  and Social Justice Book

Dance Human Rights and Social Justice

  • Author : Naomi M. Jackson
  • Publisher : Editoriale Jaca Book
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 362
  • ISBN 10 : 0810861496

Dance Human Rights and Social Justice Excerpt :

This contributed volume is a collection of international writings on dance, human rights, and social justice in the 20th and 21st centuries. The book illuminates and analyzes dance in contexts of oppression and its subversion, as well as in situations promoting access to dance, and those encouraging healing from human rights abuses through movement.

Satan in the Dance Hall Book

Satan in the Dance Hall

  • Author : Ralph G. Giordano
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-23
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810863637

Satan in the Dance Hall Excerpt :

Satan in the Dance Hall explores the overwhelming popularity of social dancing and its close relationship to America's rapidly changing society in the 1920s. The book focuses on the fiercely contested debate over the morality of social dancing in New York City, led by moral reformers and religious leaders like Rev. John Roach Straton. Fed by the firm belief that dancing was the leading cause of immorality in New York, Straton and his followers succeeded in enacting municipal regulations on social dancing and moral conduct within the more than 750 public dance halls in New York City. Ralph G. Giordano conveys an easy to read and full picture of life in the Jazz Age, incorporating important events and personalities such as the Flu Epidemic, the Scopes Monkey Trial, Prohibition, Flappers, Gangsters, Texas Guinan, and Charles Lindbergh, while simultaneously describing how social dancing was a hugely prominent cultural phenomenon, one closely intertwined with nearly every aspect of American society fromthe Great War to the Great Depression. With a bibliography, an index, and over 35 photos, Satan in the Dance Hall presents an interdisciplinary study of social dancing in New York City throughout the decade.

The Dead Book

The Dead

  • Author : Mark Oldfield
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Release Date : 2017-08-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781851722

The Dead Excerpt :

MADRID, 1982. Comandante Leopoldo Guzmán has decided it is time to disappear. Franco is dead and there's no place in the new order for the former head of the tyrant's secret police. But first, Guzmán needs money. Luckily, blackmail has always come easily to him – after all, he knows where the bodies are. And so he should. He buried them. MADRID, 2010. Fifteen tangled corpses in a disused mine, three bound skeletons in a sealed cellar – a trail of dead that has led forensic investigator Ana María Galíndez to one Comandante Leopoldo Guzmán. Guzmán himself disappeared decades ago but she fears his toxic legacy lives on. Her investigation has revealed a dark conspiracy born amid the corruption of Franco's dictatorship, a conspiracy that after decades in the shadows is finally ready to bloom.

Dead End Book

Dead End

  • Author : Mariah Stewart
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2005-08-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345486370

Dead End Excerpt :

From New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart comes a novel of sexy romantic suspense for fans of Nora Roberts, Catherine Coulter, and Karen Robards. Bestselling author Mariah Stewart proved she can knock ’em dead with the best when she delivered the resounding one-two-three punch of her suspense “thrillogy”–Dead Wrong, Dead Certain, and Dead Even. Now, in her anticipated hardcover debut, she’ s back to finish off this stunning series with her hottest shot yet. Two years ago, a major FBI undercover drug deal suddenly went south– and special agent Dylan Shields went down in a hail of bullets. When the dust cleared, his fellow agent (and fiancée) Anne Marie McCall was left alone with too many unanswered questions and nothing to do but hit the job as hard as she could to dull the pain. Only now is she beginning to ease up on her punishing routine as a Bureau profiler and starting to let some light in again. and. Detective Evan Crosby had a lot to do with drawing Annie back into life, and she’s not about to let her chance at happiness with him slip away. But before she can embrace a bright new future, she must grapple with the dangerous past whose demons of doubt and suspicion won’t let her sleep at night . . . and whose dead will never rest in peace until someone digs up the truth and deals out the payback. That means going places where no one– including the FBI–wants Annie to be and cutting through a minefield of smoke and mirrors, politics and intimidation, dirty tricks and deadly threats, in order to make a cold case hot enough to get the right people sweating. The harder Annie squeezes, the more blood, lies, and betrayal she wrings out . . . and the closer she comes to connecting a face to the trigger finger that blew away her dreams–and Dylan Shields. What she doesn’t know is that the killer she’s closing in on is looking for closure too. The kind that only Annie’s death can bring.