Devil s Waltz

Devil s Waltz
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Pages: 511
ISBN: 9780345540157
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Release: 2013
Editor: Random House Digital, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Called in as a consultant for a possible child-abuse case, child psychologist Alex Delaware begins to suspect that the hospital has come under the sway of Chuck Jones, the financial whiz administrator who seems overly interested in profits.

The Devil s Waltz

The Devil s Waltz
Author: Anne Stuart
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781460301739
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Release: 2012-09-17
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Christian Montcalm was a practical man, if a destitute scoundrel, but his plan to bed and wed the delectable Miss Hetty Chipple would take care of that sticky wicket. However, there was a most intriguing obstacle to his success. Annelise Kempton desired nothing more than to come between this despicable rogue and the fortune (and virtue) of her young charge. Certainly, Annelise understood the desperation that comes from hard times, but Montcalm would fail—she would personally see to it. All that stands in her way is a man whose rakish charm could tempt a saint to sin, or consign a confirmed spinster to sleepless nights of longing…to give the devil his due.

Devil s Waltz

Devil s Waltz
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Pages: 530
ISBN: 0755342917
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When the hospital cannot diagnose the medical symptoms of young Cassie Jones, child psychologist Alex Delaware suspects that one of Cassie's parents is suffering from Munchausen by Proxy, a disorder that causes parents to induce illness in their children.

Devil s Waltz

Devil s Waltz
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9780345463791
Available:
Release: 2003-05-20
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In one of the most frightening and challenging cases of his career, Dr. Alex Delaware must confront a strange medical mystery involving a child. “Reads like wildfire . . . harrowing suspense.”—The New York Times Book Review Twenty-one-month-old Cassie Jones is the picture of health. Yet her parents rush her to the emergency room night after night with symptoms no doctor can explain. Cassie’s parents seem genuinely concerned. Her favorite nurse is a model of devotion. When Delaware is called in to investigate, instinct tells him that one of them could be a monster. Then a physician is brutally murdered. A shadowy death is revealed. And Alex and his friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, have only hours to uncover the link between Cassie’s terrifying condition and these shocking, seemingly unrelated events. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Guilt.

Waltzing Through Europe Attitudes towards Couple Dances in the Long Nineteenth Century

Waltzing Through Europe  Attitudes towards Couple Dances in the Long Nineteenth Century
Author: Egil Bakka,Theresa Jill Buckland,Helena Saarikoski ,Anne von Bibra Wharton
Pages: 494
ISBN: 9781783747351
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Release: 2020-09-10
Editor: Open Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From ‘folk devils’ to ballroom dancers, Waltzing Through Europe explores the changing reception of fashionable couple dances in Europe from the eighteenth century onwards. A refreshing intervention in dance studies, this book brings together elements of historiography, cultural memory, folklore, and dance across comparatively narrow but markedly heterogeneous localities. Rooted in investigations of often newly discovered primary sources, the essays afford many opportunities to compare sociocultural and political reactions to the arrival and practice of popular rotating couple dances, such as the Waltz and the Polka. Leading contributors provide a transnational and affective lens onto strikingly diverse topics, ranging from the evolution of romantic couple dances in Croatia, and Strauss’s visits to Hamburg and Altona in the 1830s, to dance as a tool of cultural preservation and expression in twentieth-century Finland. Waltzing Through Europe creates openings for fresh collaborations in dance historiography and cultural history across fields and genres. It is essential reading for researchers of dance in central and northern Europe, while also appealing to the general reader who wants to learn more about the vibrant histories of these familiar dance forms.

The Devil s Waltz

The Devil s Waltz
Author: Sydney Goodsir Smith
Pages: 60
ISBN: OCLC:63600895
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Release: 1946
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Demon s Waltz

Demon s Waltz
Author: Charles Read
Pages: 349
ISBN: 1520273762
Available:
Release: 2018-12-16
Editor: Independently Published
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two neighbors find themselves being stalked and hunted by an ancient demon. The demon Mare is known for using dreams and appearing as an incubus or succubus to capture its victims. When that fails to snare the innocent young witch the demon releases creatures and events to serve his purpose. Angel the young witch joins forces with her Harley riding neighbor trying at first to fight off the evil and when that fails to outrun the thing. For a few hours it looks as if they might have succeeded. But now in the Smoky Mountains and away from any help they must confront the creature. On a moonlit night in a storm ravished church all come together.First book in the series, second writing of the first book. Enjoy.

The Perfect Waltz

The Perfect Waltz
Author: Anne Gracie
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781440625190
Available:
Release: 2005-11-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Society rogue Sebastian Reyne's search for a practical wife comes to a crashing halt when he dances with the effervescent Hope Merridew--and is seduced into a delicious intrigue of sensuality and desire.

Wicked in Winter

Wicked in Winter
Author: Scarlett Scott
Pages: 170
ISBN: 1693889242
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Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Devereaux Winter is one of the wealthiest men in England, but he hails from a notorious family. The Wicked Winters are as reviled as they are renowned. He is desperate to find a wife of good breeding so he can begin the Herculean task of seeing his siblings settled. Fortunately for him, the duke next door's wits are addled. Even more fortunate? The duke's only daughter is a beautiful spinster.Lady Emilia King has sworn off love and vowed to remain unwed. When the brutish Mr. Winter wins her ailing father's unentailed assets in a game of chance, she is aghast. Upon hearing his requirement for forgiving her father's debt, she is outraged. She has no intention of marrying the villain and sponsoring his wild sisters in their seasons.But Dev always gets what he wants, and Lady Emilia is about to discover what he wants more than anything is her. Far more astonishing, she just may want him too...Wicked in Winter is the first in a new steamy Regency series about the Wicked Winter family!Length: NovellaHeat Level: Scorching Hot

Devil s Waltz

Devil s Waltz
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Pages: 656
ISBN: OCLC:658080150
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Devil s Delilah

The Devil s Delilah
Author: Loretta Chase
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781617508530
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Release: 1990-05-28
Editor: NYLA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The classic traditional Regency from /New York Times bestselling author, Loretta Chase, is back... “One of the finest and most delightful writers in romance.” –Mary Jo Putney What’s a girl to do, when her father, known as Devil Desmond, is one of the most infamous rogues in all of England? Delilah Desmond is not happy. To provide for her, her father has sold his memoirs, filled with scandalous and embarrassing exploits—effectively ruining her chances for a suitable marriage, so she can support her family while saving her father from disgrace. But it seems the manuscript is in demand by all sorts of unscrupulous persons, and preventing its publication is going to be impossible; especially now that it has been stolen. Can the hot-tempered Delilah and her very unwilling accomplice, absent-minded, bookish, Jack Langdon with his soft grey eyes and tousled hair, salvage the disaster? It appears that deceptively quiet Jack may have a core of steel—and be the one man smart and strong enough to be the hero she’d been hoping for all along.

Waltz the Hall

Waltz the Hall
Author: Alan L. Spurgeon
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9781617030789
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Release: 2005
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What did young people do for diversion and socialization in communities that banned most dancing and considered the fiddle to be the devil's instrument? The American play party was the fundamentalist's answer. Here the singing was a cappella, the dancers followed prescribed steps, and arm and elbow swings would be the only touching. The play party was a popular form of American folk entertainment that included songs, dances, and sometimes games. Though based upon European and English antecedents, play parties were truly an American phenomenon, first mentioned in print in 1837. The last play parties were performed in the 1950s. Though documented in rural and frontier areas throughout the United States, they seem to have been most popular and lasted the longest in the rural South and Midwest. "Skip to My Lou" and "Pig in a Parlor" are still sung today but without the movements and games. This is the first book since the 1930s to study this important and little-remembered phenomenon of American folk culture. The author interviewed a large number of Americans, both black and white, who performed play parties as young adults. Many of our parents and grandparents experienced these events, which harken back to a time when people created their own forms of entertainment. Today play parties are an important source of song and movement material for elementary-school-age children. A songbook of ninety musical examples and lyrics completes the picture of this vanished tradition. Alan L. Spurgeon, Oxford, Mississippi, is associate professor of music at the University of Mississippi. He is the editor of "Pig in the Parlor and Twenty Other Authentic Play Parties," and his work has appeared in several music-related periodicals.

The Devil s Own Duke

The Devil s Own Duke
Author: Lenora Bell
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780062993366
Available:
Release: 2021-09-28
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

USA Today bestseller Lenora Bell returns to her Wallflowers vs. Rogues series with a romance between a lady and the scoundrel claiming to be next-in-line for her father’s title. Lady Henrietta Prince is far too busy for romance. She's dedicated her life to turning her family vineyards into a profitable sparkling wine venture. But when she shares a thrilling kiss at midnight with a handsome stranger, she's captivated...until he claims to be the distant heir to her father's dukedom. Ash Ellis is a gambler who lives life on the edge. Now he's locked his sights on a glittering prize and nothing will stand in his way. When Henrietta is forced to marry the wicked rogue to keep her beloved vineyards, she vows that Ash will never have her trust, or her love. Even if his kisses are more intoxicating than the finest champagne. His new bride is certainly beautiful, but biddable? Not so much. Ash will settle for nothing less than Henrietta's total surrender...but is he the one in danger of losing his heart?

Devil s Waltz

Devil s Waltz
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Pages: 528
ISBN: 0553563521
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: Bantam Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Called in as a consultant for a possible child abuse case, child psychologist Alex Delaware begins to suspect that the hospital has come under the sway of Chuck Jones, the financial whiz administrator who seems overly interested in profits

Savage Spawn

Savage Spawn
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Pages: 144
ISBN: 0345463668
Available:
Release: 2003-04-01
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This thought-provoking and timely book from a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and noted child psychologist reveals the factors that often lead to explosive and shocking juvenile violence. “Ethically and morally, kids are works in progress. Throw in psychopathy and you’ve got a soul that will never be complete.” In this powerful, disturbing book, bestselling author and noted child psychologist Jonathan Kellerman shines a penetrating light on antisocial youth—kids who kill without remorse—asserting that “psychopathic tendencies begin very early in life, as young as three, and they endure.” Criticizing our quick impulse to blame violent movies or a “morally bankrupt” society, Kellerman convinces us that it is the kids themselves who need to be examined. Carefully. How do children become cold-blooded killers? Kellerman warns that today’s aggressive bully is tomorrow’s Mafia don, cult leader, or genocidal dictator. Violently psychopathic youths possess an overriding need for power, control, and stimulation, and all display a complete lack of regard for the humanity of others. He examines the origins of psychopathy and the ever-shifting debate between nurture and nature, offering some controversial solutions to dealing with homicidal tendencies in children. As timely as today’s headlines, more gripping than fiction, Savage Spawn is a provocative look at the links between society and biology, children and violence. Kellerman’s sobering message will remain with you long after the last page is turned. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman’s Guilt.

Water Waltz

Water Waltz
Author: Hayley B. James
Pages: 290
ISBN: 1613723393
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Release: 2012-02-13
Editor: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Elemental Attraction: Book One In a land where humans are enslaved as sexual toys, angels and demons are in constant conflict with their playthings. The demon Varun works with STAR, an organization devoted to human liberty, and it's a never-ending battle. Two years ago, the angel Triste broke Varun's heart by choosing to be his butler instead of his beloved, giving Varun no explanation and no hope. However, that doesn't mean that Triste will simply sit back and watch as Varun takes the human Elden under his protection, and Triste's secret investigation will unearth terrible secrets, including the kernels of a pernicious plot. Despite appearances, Triste and Varun are still in love, and Varun may well risk everything to protect Triste and discover why the angel left him heartbroken. But a still worse danger hangs over them as they seek to calm the threat of a catastrophic war.

1636 The Viennese Waltz

1636  The Viennese Waltz
Author: Eric Flint,Paula Goodlett,Gorg Huff
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781625793232
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Release: 2014-10-16
Editor: Baen Publishing Enterprises
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Book #18 in the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series, and the team behind national bestseller 1635: The Kremlin Games. When Grantville, West Virginia was transported back to the year 1631 -- in the middle of the Thirty Years' War, no less -- many things happened. Many opportunities arose. It's said that a rising tide lifts all boats. Perhaps not quite as high as the Barbie Consortium rose, however. A cabal of ten- to twelve-year-old girls? They aren't twelve anymore. And they gave up playing with dolls some years ago, when they sold them all and started an investment consortium. A consortium that did quite well. The Barbie Consortium hits Vienna. In several different ways. The princes and princesses, dukes and duchesses, the common men and women on the street have no idea what's about to happen.Neither do the girls, but they're determined it'll happen their way. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About 1636: The Devil's Opera: _Another engaging alternate history from a master of the genre.Ó¾Booklist _. . . an old-style police-procedural mystery, set in 17th century Germany. . . . the threads . . . spin together . . . to weave an addictively entertaining story. . . . a strong addition to a fun series.Ó¾ Daily News of Galveston County About Eric Flints Ring of Fire series: _This alternate history series isãa landmarkãÓ¾Booklist _[Eric] Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians.Ó¾Booklist _ãreads like a technothriller set in the age of the MedicisãÓ¾Publishers Weekly

Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780345463708
Available:
Release: 2003-04-01
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Jonathan Kellerman's Victims. Perennial bestseller and acknowledged master of the psychological thriller, Jonathan Kellerman has created a riveting and memorable Alex Delaware novel about a troubled and elusive young woman whose brutal murder forces the brilliant psychologist-detective to confront his own fallibility. Lauren Teague is a beautiful, defiant, borderline-delinquent teenager when her parents bring her to Alex Delaware's office. But for all Alex's skill and effort, Lauren resists—angrily, provocatively. Reluctantly, the psychologist chalks Lauren up as one of the inevitable failures of a challenging profession. But years later, when Alex encounters Lauren as a stag party's featured entertainment, both doctor and patient are sticken with shame. And the ultimate horror takes place when, soon after, Lauren's brutalized corpse is found dumped in an alley. Alex disregards the advice of his trusted friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and jeopardizes his relationship with longtime lover, Robin Castagna, in order to pursue Lauren's murderer. As he investigates his young patient's troubled past, Alex enters the shadowy worlds of fringe psychological experimentation and the sex industry, and then into mortal danger when lust and big money collide in Southern California. Jonathan Kellerman's L.A. is evil, seductive, and unforgiving, and Flesh and Blood is mind-opening in its drama of a driven man's personal quest, breathtaking in its ingenious plot, filled with unforgettable characters, and topped off by a terrifying climax. This is suspense fiction at its finest.

The Devil s Waltz

The Devil s Waltz
Author: Ethan J. Wolfe
Pages: 399
ISBN: 1432861336
Available:
Release: 2019-03-13
Editor: Thorndike Press Large Print
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's a living hell ...Twenty-one-month-old Cassie Jones has spent most of her short life in and out of Paediatrics Hospital. Cassie is persistently, seriously ill and when no amount of testing can identify the cause, her doctor is lead to a disturbing diagnosis - Cassie's mother could be making her daughter deliberately sick. Child psychologist Alex Delaware is brought in to make an independent assessment of the Jones family. But Alex's attempts to find the answers and save a young girl's life will reveal a terrifying circle of corruption, abuse and murderous hatred.

The Mephisto Waltz

The Mephisto Waltz
Author: Fred Mustard Stewart
Pages: 212
ISBN: 0425053431
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Release: 1982-04-01
Editor: Berkley
Language: en

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