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Bad To The Bone Book Review Summary

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This is the forth book in the Casey Jones series and it starts out with Casey meeting with her ex husband Jeff. He is the reason she served jail time because she took the fall for him for a previous drug bust.

Right after Jeff leaves the office this older blonde woman walks into Casey's office telling her that her ex husband has beaten her up and taken their little girl. She wants Casey to find her for her. Casey feels sorry for this woman who calls herself Tawny, but when she does some investigating and also finds the little girl she begins to wonder if Tawny is really who she says she is.

Casey is drawn into a murder case where Tawny's ex husband is accused of killing the lover of Tawny. When Casey is paid with a bad check from Tawny she starts to believe that maybe the ex husband is being set up and with Casey on the case, you know things are going to start happening.

This report prepared by Connie Rutter








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 60%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Tone of story    -   very humorous 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?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   investigator him/herself Murder of certain profession?    -   politicians Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   "All in the family" murder    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   hard boiled/private eye Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   searching for missing person Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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