by Bernard F. Conners


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ISBN-13: 9780945167518
Publisher: British American Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 1,210,453
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.76(h) x 1.03(d)

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Dancehall 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book while on vacation in Lake Placid. It was a GREAT book! You will be blown away by the ending. I never saw it coming. Maybe the biggest compliment for this book is - My husband NEVER reads. After I read this book, I told him he had to read it. He read non-stop for two days and loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Since I live on 50 miles north of Lake Placid, this book was very appealing to me. However, anyone who truly like to read and like a good mystery/thriller will like this book. I usually hate to read but I loved this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dancehall was a truly amazing book you would have never even imagined who the murderer was until you read the part . this book had me reading non stop for two days I'm now sad that I read it so fast and i wish that i had made it last longer
moonshineandrosefire on LibraryThing 8 months ago
On June 4, 1982 the body of a young woman surfaced from the depths of Lake Placid, New York. Because of the depth and the intense cold of the water, the body, which was determined by medical examiners to have been submerged in 300 feet of water for over twenty years, was remarkably well-preserved. Authorities concluded that her death had been violent.In July of 1962, Ann Conway came from Yonkers, New York and now she found herself at a diner in Lake Placid interviewing for a waitress job. When a chance encounter with a busboy causes her to be fired from that job after only several hours, Ann mysteriously disappears and is never seen again.Now two decades later, someone must pay. And for Dave Powell and his loving wife, Sue, and their little girl Dana, and all those close to them, the ordeal is about to begin.I really enjoyed this book. I was drawn into the story almost from the first page. I thought that it was just a very good, well-written mystery. I give this book an A+! and have put it on my keeper shelf to read again later. Apparently, this story is very loosely based on the death of Mabel Smith Douglass, who in 1918, became the first dean of the New Jersey College for Women (later renamed Douglass College in her honor in 1955). On September 21, 1933 she was last seen rowing alone on Lake Placid. When her boat was discovered capsized near the deepest point of Lake Placid, the police dragged the lake but never found her body. Scuba divers located Mabel Smith Douglass's body 30 years later, however medical examiners couldn't agree whether her death was a suicide or murder. I actually read A Lady in the Lake: A True Account of Death and Discovery on Lake Placid by George Christian Ortloff in March of 2010 which is a Non-Fiction book about Mabel Smith Douglass's disappearance and the subsequent discovery of her body 30 years later.