|Plot Summary of Amateur Night|
Under the terms of her rich uncle's will, Jane daSilva must solve a hopeless case and bring justice where injustice has been done if she is to receive a very large payment from his estate. The case of Kevin Shea seems to be just the thing. Kevin has been convicted of homicide in a robbery and shooting that he was too stoned to remember. Even his mother believes that he is guilty. After the trial is over, one of the jurors comes to Kevin's lawyer and says that, after thinking things over, she believes that there is something in the evidence which she and everyone else has overlooked. The lawyer tells Jane about this which starts her off on a very dangerous search to find the real murderer.
This synopsis report prepared by Linda Bertland
|Chapter Analysis of Amateur Night|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- nearly 100%
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Pacific NW
The Americas (not US):
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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