|Plot Summary of Booked to Die|
Denver cop and book collector Cliff Janeway is trying to put the nasty, arrogant murderer Jackie Newton behind bars, but he can never find enough hard evidence. When a local bookscout is beaten to death in an alley, Janeway suspects Jackie, but some puzzling clues, like a stash of pricy vintage books, seems to point elsewhere. Det. Janeway decides to take matters into his own hands with Jackie Newton, which costs him his badge. Opening his own bookstore, Janeway continues to search for evidence in the case. But more people are turning up dead, along with more valuable books that once belonged to them. Cliff Janeway has to find out if Jackie Newton still getting away with murder, or if someone else is trying to build the ultimate library.
This synopsis report prepared by Amanda Goodwin
|Chapter Analysis of Booked to Die|
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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- chronically deranged person
Murder of certain profession?
- librarians/book industry
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- search for valuable art/artifacts
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Pacific NW
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
Unusual forms of death
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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