|Plot Summary of Blood Junction|
Mysterious Press, Sept 2002, 24.95, 323 pp.
India Kane is looking forward to her reunion with her best friend Lauren in the small Australian outback town of Cooinda. Before she reaches her destination, a good Samaritan who turns out to be an off-duty policeman picks her up. He drops her off at the place where she's supposed to meet Lauren, but her pal is not there. India goes to the place where Lauren resides hoping to find her there.
After waiting overnight, India goes back into town where she is arrested for the death of Lauren and the off-duty police officer who picked her up. She has an alibi but nobody can find him leaving Lauren in jail until a mysterious benefactor posts $250,000 bail. More death's occur connected to the story that Lauren was working on and India, who is also a journalist, intends to discover what is going on or die trying.
BLOOD JUNCTION is the winner of the Crime Writer's Association New Writer's Award and it is very easy to see why. The story line is fast-paced and global in scope yet uses a local homicide to turn the plot into an international conspiracy. The heroine is a strong woman, capable of surviving on her own in the Outback as well as in the city and hopefully India will star in an ongoing series.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Blood Junction|
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 - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- investigator him/herself
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in that culture
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
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).
Use our site!
Find information about any town in America
Our Chief Librarian