|Plot Summary of Cards On the Table|
The novel starts with Hercule Poirot being invited by a rich man with a promising note that he will display murderers whose murders could not be proved! Poirot finds it dangerous and accepts the invitation to find out what the rich man had promised. The party consists of a security team - a Superitendent, detective Poirot, a detective story writer and a colonel along with 4 suspects who are the rich man's exhibits of murderers. The guests start with the game of bridge with the 4 suspects in one room and the rest 4 - the security team in the adjacent room. The host sits by the fireplace in the same room.
This synopsis report prepared by Shalini
|Chapter Analysis of Cards On the Table|
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 - 70%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
- the rich!
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
- Super genius
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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