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Dance of the Dwarfs

Dance of the Dwarfs

(1968)
(The Adversary)
A novel by

 
A scientist working alone in the Amazon is drawn by local superstition into a terrifying nightmare of brutality and death

Deep in the heart of darkness, Dr. Owen Dawnay has stumbled across an unimaginable horror. A dedicated agricultural scientist, he has set up a lonely outpost on the outskirts of Colombia's Amazon to study the flora that thrives in one of the most remote and inhospitable regions on the face of the Earth. It is the odd behavior of the local population, however, that soon captures his interest - their superstitions, their reticence . . . their terrors. Why do the native villagers eschew music and fear the night, huddling behind the walls of their homes after sunset to escape a supposed host of dwarfish evil spirits that emerge from the trees in the evening to dance and feed?

A man of rational science, Dr. Dawnay refuses to believe in the supernatural, yet he finds himself inexorably drawn into a mystery as ancient as the land itself. But the predatory eyes he feels watching him are causing him to doubt his science and his sanity - and soon there will be no place for him to hide.

With the superb Dance of the Dwarfs, acclaimed author Geoffrey Household delivers a gripping tale of suspense. A chilling, ingeniously inventive masterwork of escalating terror, it is an intelligent, thought-provoking thriller that towers far above almost everything else in the genre.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

May 2000 : UK Hardback
Title: Dance of the Dwarfs (Black Dagger Crime S.)
Author(s): Geoffrey Household
ISBN: 0-7540-8565-1 / 978-0-7540-8565-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers P.
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September 1977 : UK Hardback
Title: Dance of the Dwarfs
Author(s): Geoffrey Household
ISBN: 0-86025-120-9 / 978-0-86025-120-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ian Henry Publications Ltd
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1968 : UK Hardback
Title: Dance of the dwarfs
Author(s): Geoffrey Household
ISBN: 0-7181-0622-9 / 978-0-7181-0622-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Joseph
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Paperback Editions

August 1979 : UK Paperback
Title: Dance of the Dwarfs
Author(s): Geoffrey Household
ISBN: 0-14-005227-5 / 978-0-14-005227-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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July 1970 : UK Paperback
Title: Dance of the Dwarfs
Author(s): Geoffrey Household
ISBN: 0-583-11762-7 / 978-0-583-11762-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Dance of the Dwarfs
Author(s): Geoffrey Household
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thriller
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February 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Dance of the Dwarfs
Author(s): Geoffrey Household
Publisher: Orion
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February 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Dance of the Dwarfs
Author(s): Geoffrey Household
Publisher: Orion
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