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By Hook or by Book Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of By Hook or by Book

Megan Clark and her fellow members of Mystery by the Yard, a mystery book reading group, are hosting the annual convention of the International String Figure Association. One of the conference attendees offers a rare manuscript on string figures for sale to the highest bidder which results in his murder and the theft of the manuscript. The members of the mystery reading group feel that the local police are not acting rapidly enough, and employ their talents to search for the murderer. Directions for several string figures are included in the book.
This report prepared by Linda Bertland








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Plot & Themes

How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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