Synopses & Reviews
The Dancing Floor
Heather Tradescant and her father had always hoped to journey to England on a pilgrimage to the great gardens of history. Now that her father is dead, Heather is determined to fulfill his dream. Unfortunately, her request to see the fabled 17th-century garden at Troytan House is denied by the owner. Heather infiltrates the manor and senses a strange miasma of malevolence lurking -- is it only stories of long-vanished witchcraft that haunt Troytan House, or is there a more modern evil nearer at hand that is far more dangerous?
The smoky room glows with a mix of cigars, brandy and genius. Those present -- Harry Houdini, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dr. Nandor Fodor, and a writer who rivals them all with her sleuthing talent -- are about to put their minds to a pair of gripping stories of families beset by poltergeistly pranks and bewitched by inexplicable horrors. Were these villains phantom spirits or evildoers of flesh and blood? Each expert has a theory. Which of them is correct?
Performed by Barbara Rosenblat
About the Author
Elizabeth Peters (writing as Barbara Michaels) was born and brought up in Illinois and earned her Ph.D. in Egyptology from the University of Chicago's famed Oriental Institute. Peters was named Grandmaster at the inaugural Anthony Awards in 1986, Grandmaster by the Mystery Writers of America at the Edgar® Awards in 1998, and given The Lifetime Achievement Award at Malice Domestic in 2003. She lives in an historic farmhouse in western Maryland.
Barbara Rosenblat is a multi-award-winning voice actor for audiobooks. On Broadway, she created the role of 'Mrs. Medlock' in 'The Secret Garden'.