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Loves Music, Loves to Dance

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  23,638 Ratings  ·  726 Reviews
A serial killer leaves one dancing shoe on a foot of the victims who answer his personal ads. When Erin dies, her best friend places ads to entice the villain already targeting her next. New York police detective Vince D'Ambrosio takes a personal interest. New boyfriend Dr Michael Nash is supportive. A stalker may surprise everyone. Includes Author Interview 14 pages.
Paperback, 318 pages
Published March 1992 by Simon and Schuster Pocket Books (first published May 15th 1991)
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Nada EL Shabrawi
بغض النظر عن بعض أخطاء الترجمة، حبيتها جدًا.
Jul 03, 2017 added it
u already know this the queen of suspense the best of my time she started it all love this lady i salute u mrs mary higgins clark!
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime_novel

ساعاود المراجعة فيما بعد مازلت في حالة ذهول
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
الترجمة سيئة للغاية فعلى سبيل المثال بدلا من
أستخدام لفظ قاتل متسلسل تستخدم لفظ قاتل بالجملة
وهكذا إلى جانب الأخطاء فى وصف الشخصيات
أما عن الحبكة فقد تميزت بالضعف بالإضافة إلى سهولة تخمين القاتل
لكن على الرغم من ذلك تمتلك الكاتبة أسلوب سلس يجبرك على متابعة القراءة
Sparrow Jane
Jul 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
This is the second Mary Higgins Clark novel I read after a long hiatus of her novels, and I have to say my expectations for this novel were high. It sounded interesting, and when my sister was reading it, she gave it high marks (so did the reviews I read prior to reading this novel). However, when I finally got around to reading it, my sister couldn’t remember much of the story or any of the characters. That should have told me that my expectations for this novel were too high. And, they were.

Nov 24, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2008, mystery
Needed a quick easy read for the plane ride...we'll see if i regret my choice


Meh. It was an ok book I guess.
A few things bothered me about it. I really don't need to know, in detail, what each character is wearing in EVERY scene. I don't care that one guy in this paragraph is wearing dark courdory pants with a white button shirt and a smart jacket. Or that another character went home and changed from a red sweater blouse into jeans and a yellow t-shirt. It's not integral to the plot, and
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, usa
I really love Clark's older books, which were suspenseful psychological thrillers. I also like the fact that her murderers are always people with deep psychological disorders. Her later books concentrated on normal people but that didn't work for me.

In this book is a creepy serial killer, who meets women through personal ads kills them and puts dancing shoes on their feet before abandoning them where they could be found. A man who starts this spree when a woman rejects him, a very entitled man.
Apr 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mystery fans!
Shelves: mental
This is one of the creepier books that I have read. I picked it up off a pile of books my grandmother was giving to us and low-and-behold was this catching, poetic title. It was too disturbing the first time I tried so I put it on my shelf and waited about a year. After all that time It still was bugging me that I didn't know what was to happen. So I picked it up, read it again. And I absulutely loved it. It was a great plot and it had a satisfactoringly twisted murderer. It had so much emotion ...more
Jun 20, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: popular-fiction
If I could, I'd give this a zero. I can't believe she sells. This is the modern-day crap I speak of in my reviws . . . ten fold. Her plots broadcast, the're derived, boring, predictable, stupid, silly, staid . . . I don't have a big enough vocabulary to describe how bad she is. Only read this because it was required for a Lit. class I was teaching at a college that, like a high school, required certian books. I don't teach there any more. Goes without saying. One faculty member even refused to r ...more
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
«Shall we dance? Shall we dance? Shall we dance? On a bright cloud of music shall we fly? ... Shall we still be together with our arms around each other, shall we dance?
Shall we dance? Shall we dance?»

[Balliamo? Balliamo? Balliamo? Su una vivida nube di musica voliamo? ...Insieme, abbracciati, balliamo? Balliamo? Balliamo?]

L'assassino lo vediamo fin dalla prima pagina, ma chi è veramente?
Tutti i personaggi, vittime e no, ruotano intorno al mondo degli annunci personali, quelli con i quali si ric
Apr 16, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
In Mary Higgins Clark's Loves Music, Loves to Dance, a serial killer trolls the personal ads in trendy magazines. After college, tow best friends venture out in Manhattan. Erin Kelly was a promising jewelry designer and Darcy Scott was a decorator. On a lark, Darcy persuaded a TV producer to do a scoop about research on people who did personal ads. When Erin disappeared and later was found in killed with one missing shoe and wore one dancing shoe, it was up to Darcy to entire the killer out in t ...more
Benjamin Thomas
Catching up once again on a book I inherited from my mom. This one is a suspense thriller in the mold of most of what Mary Higgins Clark has written and was first published in 1991, making it one of the earlier of her suspense novels.

The plot surrounds Darcy and Erin, a couple of 20-something ladies who decide to add more fun to their dating lives by answering personal ads from eligible men. However, Erin goes missing and her body is later found dead, wearing one of her regular shoes and one ver
Cristina Isabel

Verzählt werden die mörderischen Treffen zwischen mehreren jungen Frauen und einem vielversprechenden Unbekannten, die sich durch Zeitungsannoncen kennenlernen.
An sich war die Geschichte recht interessant und ebenfalls gut erzählt: Es war einfach dem Geschehen zu folgen. Jedoch gibt es einige negative Aspekt; es waren recht viele Verdächtige, obwohl es ich den wahren Täter recht früh eingegrenzt hatte. (view spoiler)
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! what an awesome book. read the whole thing in a day and a half. This book is intense for beginning to ende. Just when you think you have it figured out, another character or angle comes into play. My heart was actually pounding in my chest at one point(ok, at a few points) Readers of this genre like to be kept on edge and Clark does not disappoint. Highly recommend to all suspense lovers. You will not be let down
Mar 04, 2011 rated it liked it
When I was in middle school, Mary Higgins Clark was my favorite author besides, perhaps, K. A. Applegate. I loved her stuff, and even embarked on writing a novel of my own that is in many ways like this book (I have no idea where the manuscript is and I hope no one ever sees it, as it is awful in the special way that first book attempts are). The thing about MHC is that her stuff is absolutely workable in a formulaic format; yes, you always suspect everyone because you know there is a deep love ...more
Tânia Tanocas
Jan 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Darcy Scott e Erin Kellei decidem ajudar a amiga Nona, uma jornalista que está a elaborar um trabalho que consiste em analisar as experiências de quem publica ou responde a anúncios de jornais.

Tudo parece correr bem, até que Erin aparece morta e Darcy não poem de parte que a morte dela esteja relacionada com os anúncios de jornal.

Darcy parte assim em busca do assassino da amiga, respondendo a anúncios que já antes Erin tinha respondido, deparando-se assim com homens que de uma maneira ou de outr
Ana M. Román
No es de los mejores libros de la autora. Las coincidencias existen pero tantas como aparecen en este libro me parece realmente excesivo.

Otras de sus historias me han enganchado mucho más. Además, sospechaba quien era desde el principio así que no me he llevado ninguna sorpresa.
Jun 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Not my favorite MHC novel but it's special because a dear friend gave me my copy haha
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: policial
Creo que debo dejar de leer Mary Higgins Clark por un tiempo. Quizá por mucho tiempo.

Su habitual esquema de abrir la novela con el crimen, luego identificar dentro la historia -- en un estilo bien engranado, no muy artificial -- a diferentes sospechosos, a cual más culpable, para que al final el culpable resulte ser aquel que genera la mayor sorpresa posible, hace que, justamente, la sorpresa se pierda. En efecto, no es difícil darse cuenta quien será el culpable ya desde un cuarto de la novela
Marguerite (Lady RH) ❀
Just so you know -because it's probably the most important thing you're going to ever learn about me- I learnt english with Mary Higgins Clark's books.
I was probably fourteen, in Boston, bored as fuck because my english was so bad i couldn't even comprehend myself and i had nothing left to read. As a reclusive moody teen, it was very similar to dying and my only solution was to take a paperback and brave the unknown.

That year, I read every Mary Higgins Clark's books already published.
And we can
Johnny Coody
Good murder mystery. I guessed the wrong man, but enjoyed.
Nira Ramachandran
Apr 12, 2018 rated it liked it
A serial killer with a fetish for dancing slippers, and pretty young things, who love dancing. Moves fast. An enjoyable read.
Darcy Scott convinces her best friend, Erin Kelley to participate in the research for a documentary on personal ads by playing and answering a few of them. A couple of weeks later, Erin is dead, strangled and wearing mismatched shoes after one of her dates and Darcy, guilt-ridden, decides to find the murdered, no matter how many dates it takes.

There were simply too many characters in this book, most of which had little to nothing to do with the main story arc and just inserted into the storyline
May 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Loves Music, Loves to Dance was a solid 3 to 3.5 star novel by Mary Higgins Clark.

The story follows Darcy Scott as she investigates the murder of her best friend Erin Kelley. The pair had been helping a television producer friend with a story about personal ads and dating. Erin's death is similar to a 15 year old unsolved murder of Nan Sheridan; it's unclear if Erin is the victim of a copycat or if the original murderer had struck again.

I personally thought the story had too many potential
May 29, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, mystery, passed-on
Mary Higgins Clark doesn't have quite the knack for characterization that my greatest favourites (James, Robinson) do, and her dialogue often feels a bit stilted to me, but she atones for it in large part by nice, clear structures. In this case, she sets up a couple of straw men for her serial killer, carefully dropping clanging hints suggesting one or the other in the final sentence of each cliff-hanger chapter. They are suitably unsympathetic, too. I was interested to see that although this bo ...more
Joy H.
Jul 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
Added 7/19/15.
This mystery started out fine but it got impossible to follow after too many characters were introduced. It was ridiculous! I bailed out after reading half of the story.

A GR reviewer wrote:
"There are too many characters in this story and some of them had no big impact to the plot that it is obvious they were thrown in the story to be red hearings [sic]. And, because of this, whenever they came up in the novel it was like 'Who cares?' ... Too many c
Sep 03, 2007 rated it really liked it
Menurutku buku ini salah satu karangan Mary Higgins yang terbaik. Nggak terlalu berlebih-lebihan, nggak terlalu dibuat-buat. Tokoh jahatnya sakit jiwa, dia berkepribadian ganda. Tokoh ceritanya, Dracy Scott, thirty something, success, cantik, kaya. Bersama sahabatnya Erin Kelley membantu temannya, Nona Roberts,seorang produser acara televisi, jadi volunteer iklan kencan untuk acara yang sedang digarap oleh Nona. Hingga suatu saat Erin menghilang setelah kencan. Mayat Erin di ketemukan dua hari k ...more
Apr 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Je l ai terminé hier soir , un roman policier pour les amoureux de meurtre , assassination , je me suis perdue au début comme y avait un tas de personnages avec des noms un peu louche , bon pour moi , on sait plus qui est DArcy ? Un garçon ou une fille , sinon j ai bien aime et je crois que une adaptation d'un film ou une série sera mieux , s elle ne n'est pas déjà .
Un petit résume de l'histoire , c'est psychopathe qui qui a tue ses parents adoptif qui s'attaque aux filles par les petites annonc
Jan 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Once again, a good read by Mary Higgins Clark! Have read several books by this author and have always enjoyed them. College roommates Erin and Darcy now live in NYC and are helping a friend with a documentary on the personal ads. As part of the research they agree to place and respond to ads. It’s an interesting obligation until Erin disappears. Found this book very gripping and I couldn’t stop reading. I wanted to learn who Erin’s killer was! The characters were well described and you believed ...more
Charity Yoder
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
OH! good grief. there is so much to say about such a fantastic book!!!!!!! but i have to say, first off all that i saw the movie first, when i was like 10, and it is one of the rare instances where the movie is actually better. then i read the book somewhere around 8th grade or so. the book is good, but not nearly as frightening as some of her others. maybe it's because i actually saw the movie first, but the shock value wasn't nearly as intense as it could have been. but like with most of her b ...more
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