|Plot Summary of Bayou Moon|
St. Martin's Oct 2002, 23.95, 304 pp.
It is common knowledge that Luc St. Michael and Garlande Thibeaux left their spouses and children and ran off together. Twenty-five years later Garlande's daughter, Mignon, a famous painter, returns to St. Germaine Parish in northwestern Louisiana to find the answers that has eluded her all her life. She is a beautiful woman; the exact image of her mother and her return has shaken up many influential people in the town.
Mignon's plan is working because she believes there are people in town who knows exactly what happened to Luc and Garlande. She needs to shake it out of them using Eleanor St. Michael's interest in the spirit world to do so. Already subtle threats have been made against her but Mignon intends to find justice for those falsely maligned no matter who pays the price.
This is C.L. Bevill's first novel. She has written a modern Gothic mystery complete with sťances, ghosts, fogs and storms. There are a number of ways this story can be played out so readers have to pay attention to each and ever clue, no matter how small, if they want to understand what is really going on.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Bayou Moon|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in that culture
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Deep South
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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