The Dancing Floor

The Dancing Floor

by Barbara Michaels
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The Dancing Floor by Barbara Michaels

For years, Heather Tradescant had dreamed of the journey she and her father would take to England—a pilgrimage to the great gardens of history. Now that her father is dead, Heather is determined to fulfill his dreams. Unfortunately, her request to see the fabled 17th-century garden of Troytan House is denied by the owner. Though unwelcome, she braves the walls of briars and reaches the Victorian manor house beyond. She senses a strange mission of evil lurking, tainting the manor's peaceful beauty. Only then does Heather begin to wonder whether it is only stories of long-vanished witchcraft that haunt Troytan House or whether there is some more modern horror, hearer at hand, and far, far more dangerous.

Continuing in the classic tradition she established with such acclaimed novels of suspense as Stitches in Time, Vanish with the Rose, and House of Stone, New York Times bestselling author Barbara Michaels has penned a chilling tale that will keep you reading until the last page.

Author Biography:
Barbara Michaels is the award-winning author of more than 20 novels, including six New York Times bestsellers. She has a doctorate in Egyptology from the University of Chicago and lives in Frederick, MD.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060177645
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.23(d)
Lexile: 830L (what's this?)

About the Author

Elizabeth Peters (writing as Barbara Michaels) was born and brought up in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Peters was named Grandmaster at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986, Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar® Awards in 1998, and given The Lifetime Achievement Award at Malice Domestic in 2003. She lives in an historic farmhouse in western Maryland.

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Dancing Floor 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another good one by Ms. Michaels. This one is a modern gothic in that there are refs to computers etc. Also apparent via the heroine's character some humor. The romance bursts upon the reader at the end, somewhat as it bursts upon the lovers as well. Loved all the pages related to gardening and the establishment of the maze and its possible symbolic relationship to covens in old England and wicca in its modern form. Definitely rec!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this one. Good if you enjoy mysteries.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Dancing Floor had a great ending. Barbara Michaels made it mysterieous, surprising and far from a normal mystery. I loved it!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good! Like all of her work, just really really good. I saw that another reviewer said that "not a hint" of the romance showed up until the ending. Not true. Unless you are really dense, the signs were there and everything developed naturally. Overall, one of my favorite heroines from her. Heather was strong and funny. You won't regret this one. 
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Not the best force read
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book as part of my book club and was disappointed with the story. The last 20 or so pages were the best in the book, and I kept reading, hoping it would get better. The hint of romance doesn't develop until the end and I would have liked to have had more background in to that. Not a bad read, but some of her others are better.
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