Dancing with Death

The True Story of a Glamorous Showgirl, Her Wealthy Husband, and a Horrifying Murder
Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (102 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Phoenix, Arizona, 2004. Former stripper-turned-suburban-housewife Marjorie Orbin filed a missing person's report on her husband. She claimed that Jay, a successful art dealer, had left town on business after celebrating their son's birthday more than a month before. Jay loved his family more than life itself - and no one believed he would ever abandon them. Authorities suspected foul play....

A Wife Lying in Wait

The search for Jay made local headlines. But key elements in Marjorie's story still weren't adding up: Why did she wait so long before going to police? If Jay was away on business, as she claimed, why were there charges made to his credit card in Phoenix? Then, the unthinkable happened.

A Shocking Discover

Jay's headless, limbless torso was discovered on the outskirts of the Phoenix desert - and all evidence pointed to Marjorie as the killer. Soon, an exhaustive investigation would reveal surprising new details about her life - six previous marriages, an ongoing and passionate affair with a man from her gym, alleged ties to the New York mafia, a drug habit - and lead to her conviction for the murder and dismemberment of her seventh husband.

©2011 Shanna Hogan (P)2018 Tantor

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Captivating.

You won't want to put it down the story is chilling. Very well written. Excellent book!!

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This author was wonderful

I absolved loved this book. The narrator was superb. I want to read everything from her other than the Jodi story I know too much about that story

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The Next Ann Rule?

This is my third Shanna Hogan book and they are all very good. She reminds me of the late Ann Rule, whom I really miss.
But I have a feeling this newer author is going to have a great career.
This story is disgusting! No spoilers but it's almost unbelievable.
The only thing I felt was lacking was there was very little mention of Marjorie's early life. That part of a story can sometimes tell the reader at least something about why they turn out to be the people they become. However, it may be that there is not much known about this time.
A compelling listen. I had a hard time turning this one off.
Narrator was excellent.
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Master Manipulator

Great listen!!! Author keeps you interested the entire book! Going to look for more of her books.

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Great listen

This is a really good book for true crime fans. I found this book in my old paperback collection and had forgotten the details.
The narration is excellent and the book is neither too long or too short. I’m really surprised the book and author aren’t more popular on audible.

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good but

I enjoyed it but the Info seemed repetitive and the author loved cliffhangers. I'd definitely read it for the crazy story.

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