Loves Music, Loves to Dance Book Summary and Study Guide

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Darcy Scott,an interior designer and her best friend Erin, a jewelry designer, are working on an experiment for their T.V. program producer friend who is researching on the kinds of people who place personal ads. Erin is murdered during this experiment and now Darcy is working on finding out who is that serial killer who has been killing women and leaving their dead bodies in an very unusual state..... with a dancing shoe on their one foot and their own shoe on the other.
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The review of this Book prepared by Zahabia

Two best friends move to New York after they graduate college, one as a interior decorator, Darcy, and the other Erin, as a jewerly designer. A television producer friend wants to do a segment on what kind of men place personal ads. One of the men has a past of killing women who look and act like an old girlfriend. After he kills them, he places a dancing slipper on the left foot and sends the other slipper to the family/friends. Erin becomes one of the victims and Darcy along with a police officers tries to figure out which ad lead to Erin's death.
The review of this Book prepared by Laura Allen

Darcy Scott and Erin Kelly have been best friends since they roomed together at college. Together,in NYC,they decide to take part in an experiment involving personal ads, giving feedback to a TV producer friend for an assignment that she is working on.
The experiment takes an unexpected turn,as Erin is mysteriously killed. She is found wearing a ballroom dancing slipper. The killer lets the public know, that this murder is related to one that occurred 15 years ago.
Darcy, decides to continue with the experiment, with the hopes of catching the man who murdered her friend.
The review of this Book prepared by iris H elentuch

In this book, Darcy's best friend Erin is murdered. The reader is is told about the murders but not who the murderer is. The guy started killing girls when he was a teen because he liked this girl named Nan and she did not like him. She loved to dance so he bought her dancing shoes for her birthday. He was not invited to her party so he met her in the woods the next day while she was on her morning jog. He gave her the present and she opened them. She didn't like him and she expressed that. He then got mad and strangled her to death. After that he put the dancing slippers on her and danced with her. He then replaced one of her running shoes and took one of each shoes with her. Over a decade later he was still killing people. Over almost a two year period he had killed 7 more girls and then Erin. He met the girls through personal ads. If they answered his special ad about dancing he took them to his house and gave them a pair of dancing shoes. He then danced with them, killed them, then danced with them again. After that he took off one slipper and put on their regular shoe. He kept all the girls shoes in shoe boxes and burried their bodies. After Erin, he had one more person on his list.... Darcy. While Darcy tries to find Erin's killer by answering personal ads, she doesn't realize what danger she is in.
The review of this Book prepared by Kristian Herron

Two friends decide to answer personal ads. One of them is killed and the other one starts searching for the murderer.
The review of this Book prepared by Megan

Best friends Erin Kelley and Darcy Scott agree to help out a friend by answering personal ads. Erin is suddenly missing, and her body is then found on an abandoned pier. Darcy is convinced the killer is connected to the personals, and FBI Agent Vince D'Ambrosio thinks this murder, plus six other recent disappearances, are connected to the fifteen year old murder of Nan Sheridan. Darcy continues to meet men from the personals in the hopes of finding Erin's killer.
The review of this Book prepared by Melina

Erin Kelley and Darcy Scott move to the city to pursue exciting carrers. Erin is a promising jewelry designer, Darcy finds success as a decorator. on a lark, Darcy persuades Erin to help their TV producer friend research the kinds of people who place personal ads. It seems like innocent fun... until Erin dissapears. Erin's body is found on an abandoned Manhattan pier on one foot is her own shoe, on the other, a high-heeled dancing slipper. Soon after, startling communiques from the killer reveal that Erin is not the first victim of this "dancing shoe murdered," And, if the killer has his way, she won't be his last. Next on his list is Darcy.
The review of this Book prepared by Sandra

Neeve is a successful woman, running a dress shop which all women of New York go to. However, a problem has came up. Neeve's mother who was killed years ago, her murderer has got out of prison. And someone is out to kill Neeve.
The review of this Book prepared by Megan

A friend of someone dies by getting stabbed. The survivor tries to find clues leading to the death of her friend. The killer is closer than she thinks.
The review of this Book prepared by Heather

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 11.4%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 51.4%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 22.9%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 14.3% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Murder of certain profession?    -   criminals Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Killer purposely leaves clues Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   searching for missing person Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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