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Dance on His Grave

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Sidra Smart, rookie private eye, struggles to survive her own internal conflicts as she plunges into a surreal world of passion and murder. This mystery/suspense novel transports the reader to the exotic land where Texas and Louisiana meet in the middle of alligator-infested swamps, a land once inhabited by cannibalistic Indians, Jim Bowie, and Jean Lafitte, and where, tod ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by L & L Dreamspell (first published 2007)
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Jessica  Sinn (Chick Lit Cafe)
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Sylvia Dickey Smith has mastered the art of evoking a sense of dread in her lyrical atmospheric descriptions of the mysterious bayou country. Moody atmosphere, colorful characters, good food and one heck of a strong-willed protagonist are all key ingredients for a quality Southern fiction novel. This author delivers all of these things in spades in her Sidra Smart mysteries.

This is not your typical amateur sleuth m
Dance On His Grave-5 Paws
Sylvia Dickey Smith
L & L Dreamspell, 2007, 252 pps.
ISBN No. 978-1-60318-006-1

What horrors can a parent force a child to endure that could make that child hate so much that the parent is despised? How can a newly divorced minister’s wife help with tracing years old memories and solve a cold case?

When Sidra Smart arrives in town to settle her brother’s estate, she finds she has inherited his detective agency. Her first client is Jewell Stone. Sid explains that she isn
Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading)
Thank you Ms. Leger, for sharing this fun book with me! It was a nice read. Going off of the summary I wasn't sure about it but it proved to be a good book. I like the way Smith writes and the way Sidra thinks. Books written in the third person are usually my favorite, but this one flowed well. I especially like that it takes place in Southeast Texas. It was neat to read about Sidra going to eat at Ester's seafood restaurant and driving on roads that I drive all the time.
Dance on His Grave is Sylvia Dickey Smith's first in her Sidra Smart series. This mystery has a touch of fantasy, in that the protagonist has a sixth sense about things. This is a character-driven series with a believable and vivid setting. She captures the Orange Texas surroundings.
A good mystery book. I think the characters were well developed and the story line pretty believable except for a spot or two. I enjoyed this writer's work
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Sylvia Dickey Smith was born and reared in exotic southeast Texas, the land of Cajuns, cowboys, pirates and Paleo-Indians. She came into this world feet-first, and spent the first half of her life making it up to her mother. After marriage, she lived on the Caribbean island of Trinidad for seven years before returning to Texas. At 41 she took her first freshman class and fought her way to a BA in ...more
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