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Robert Jenkins and Charles LaBurdge are murdered. Charles' nephew, Martin, and Robert's daughter, Sara, decide to bring the murderers to justice. Difficult to do because Martin lives in Chicago, and Sara lives in Plymouth, England, plus the murders appear to be death by natural causes. They convince the attending physician, Dr. Greff to order autopsies and try, unsuccessfully, to get the local detective, Jim McGowan to give the murders his full attention. When McGowan balks, Sara and Martin solve the murders. They meet Lillian Humphrey, her son Arthur, Stanley Robertson, his daughter Laura, lawyers, engineers, business people, and the explore the English countryside as they, at much risk to themselves, chase down the killers.

The review of this Book prepared by Maurice A. Williams








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Murder of certain profession?    -   businessmen Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   local police w/ IQ of a houseplant    -   Big focus on autopsies Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   describing scientific process Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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