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Alone with the Dead Book Review Summary

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There is a serial killer on the loose in New York, leaving a string of women in his wake. Detective Joe Keough isn't actually working on the case, but he should be. He discovers he is not the only one in the department to believe that there are two killers, one a copy cat. He teams up with this believer, an old friend, but they don't have long to work the case before murder finds his friend. Now, they are looking for a cop killer too. Departmental corruption works hard to keep Keough from pursuing the serial killers, and especially the murderer of his friend. This supports his theory that someone in the department killed his friend.
The review of this Book prepared by Tracey Ray








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   character killed during/after sexing    -   Killer purposely leaves clues Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   stalking/killing innocents Any non-mystery subplot?    -   politics Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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