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Dead Dancing Women

Dead Dancing Women

(2008)
(The first book in the Emily Kincaid Mystery series)
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Fans of Louise Penny will love the Emily Kincaid mysteries by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli!

"Every woman who's ever struggled with saying no, fitting in, and balancing independence against loneliness will adore first-timer Emily." - Kirkus Reviews

Following an ugly divorce and the death of her father, Emily Kincaid decides what she needs most is peace and quiet and time to think, so the part-time journalist and full-time struggling mystery writer relocates to a remote house in the woods of northern Michigan. When a severed head shows up in her garbage can, Emily knows she's been singled out, and suddenly her peaceful solitude feels a lot like isolation and vulnerability.

Discovering that the victim was a member of the Women of the Moon, a group of older local ladies who sing and dance around a bonfire in the woods late at night, Emily's at a loss to know why anyone would want to hurt one of them. The women claim it's a harmless act in praise of Mother Earth, a way to feel young again, but certain townspeople don't see it that way. As Emily digs deeper, more of the women are turning up dead.

Knowing she'll have to root out a killer to save her peaceful paradise, Emily teams up with the cantankerous Deputy Dolly and begins navigating between eccentric town gossips and reclusive neighbors who would rather be left alone. When the killer gets too close for comfort, Emily knows she'll have to put aside her fears before the natural life she's chosen comes to a grisly and very unnatural end.

Rave reviews for the Emily Kincaid Mysteries:

Dead Dogs and Englishmen
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2011!

"Buzzelli will have you packing your bags for a move to northern Michigan." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Emily is a detective for our times: She can't afford health care, but she can make flour out of cat tails and work three jobs at once." - Christian Science Monitor

Dead Sleeping Shaman

"Buzzelli's well-crafted third Emily Kincaid . . . [features] sharp prose and spirited characterizations." - Publishers Weekly

"The appeal of this third in the series comes both from Emily - a likable character forging a new life after her divorce - and the evocatively described, nicely detailed small-town setting." - Booklist

Praise for A Most Curious Murder:

"Fans of [Lewis] Carroll will delight in Zoe's flights of fancy, and the northern Michigan setting in all its splendor is a charmer . . . an entertaining series with a quirky premise and captivating characters." - Library Journal

"This quirky, clever cozy series launch . . . [is] hard to resist." - Publishers Weekly

"Quirky main characters, lyrical dialogue and a story sure to appeal to bookworms as well as cozy mystery fans are all elements that give this novel a distinctive voice. A clever mystery and intriguing supporting cast round out the mix." - RT Book Reviews (four star review)

About the Author:

Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli lives back in the Michigan woods between Mancelona and Kalkaska, on a small lake, much like the protagonist of her Emily Kincaid mystery series. She teaches creative writing at Northwestern Michigan College extended education.

Genre: Mystery
 
Used availability for Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli's Dead Dancing Women


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Paperback Editions

September 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: Dead Dancing Women (An Emily Kincaid Mystery)
Author(s): Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
ISBN: 0-7387-1266-3 / 978-0-7387-1266-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Midnight Ink
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Dead Dancing Women (Emily Kincaid Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli
Publisher: Beyond the Page
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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