Tuesday, 13 May 2014


With the release of this book and a huge blog tour geared up, I thought I'd surprise my friend and feature it.

Dancing With A Dead Horse comes highly recommended and will not disappoint! 


Sometimes lullabies aren’t soothing; they’re deadly.

Sixteen-year-old, Jason Miller, wants three things: to become a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, graduate from high school, and avoid his mother’s ballet classes.

When he finds the body of the most popular girl in school, he has a major freak-out session, and then calls 911. But if finding a body wasn’t bad enough, when a horse doll made of human skin and hair is found in his locker, the entire town accuses Jason of the murder.

As the body count rises, so does the hostility. Jason is left with a choice: To run and hide or to clear his name and find out why the killer is targeting him before it’s too late.

About the Author

Danielle DeVor spent her early years fantasizing about vampires and watching “Salem’s Lot” way too many times.  After living briefly in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she moved back to her hometown to write.  When not writing and reading about weird things, you will find her hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, enjoying a mocha frappuccino.

Social Media Links:

Twitter: @sammyig
Blog: http://danielledevor.wordpress.com

Christoph Fischer said:
"Dancing with a Dead Horse" by Danielle DeVor is an excellent and enthralling crime story for young adults.
16 year old Jason tries to get on with his teenage life as good as he can. He is pestered by his mother, a Russian ballet teacher - who I absolutely loved as very colourful and amusing character.
Of course, for Jason she is mostly annoying.
Jason finds the dead body of a popular girl at school and becomes a suspect (due to some mysterious little horse figure left in his locker).
As you can see, there is a lot going on that makes the book a well rounded and interesting book about teenage life.
Jason narrates his story himself, which allows for some great observational humour, wit and insight into the perspective of a young person, a perspective that I seriously enjoyed.
When the murder turns into one of many things become more involved.
I absolutely loved this book for its dialogue and the characters (another favourite of mine was the Russian Mafia uncle).
Issues, such as annoying parents and family life from the young perspective are handled with sensitivity and great awareness without distracting from the main crime plot too much.
DeVor seems a natural story teller who knows how to engage her audience. Very well done.