Blood Will Tell Book Summary and Study Guide

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Jean Lorah
BenBella, 2002, 14.95, 277 pp.
ISBN: 1932199932

Murphy, Kentucky Police Detective Brandy Mather answers the call from nearby Jackson Purchase State University that a corpse of an old man has been found serenely sitting in the office of Professor Everett Land. The body contained identification of the professor, but the teacher is in his forties, not a nonagenarian like the deceased. Dental records later confirm that the dead person is Land, but how did he double in age seemingly overnight?
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While at the University, Brandy meets computer science teacher Dan Martin, who explains he helped Everett with a web site. Dan assists Brandy by accessing Land's records in hopes of finding a clue. While working together, Brandy and Dan fall in love with one another. However, Dan is not what he pretends to be and soon Brandy questions her sanity as she wonders if she loves a clever killer or something out of a horror novel like a vampire?

BLOOD WILL TELL is an exciting romantic police procedural vampire tale that is filled with action, strong sleuthing, and a fresh perspective on the blood-eating creatures of the night.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror Story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the vampire chased me! Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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