Bone Thief Book Summary and Study Guide

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A killer takes the bones of his victims and a police detective leads a task force to track down the killer. The detective has a wife at home on life support in a persistent vegetative state while his female side kick is in love with him.   A 14 year old computer genius appears to help with the case and provides the only real leads. She even sets up a meeting with the killer. The meeting is for 10 am and of course the child is warned not to come. At 1:30 pm the stake out is called off and at that time, the child shows up: she didn't want to miss the meeting. She is roundly chastised by our hero who even then doesn't get around to telling her parents of her involvement. Unfortunately, that type if illogical progression permeates this book and destroys what started out as an enjoyable read.
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Plot & Themes

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?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Murder of certain profession?    -   doctors/patients Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Killer purposely leaves clues Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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