A Cat in A Glass House Book Summary and Study Guide

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This book is part of a series by Lydia Adamson. Her main character is Alice Nestleton, a sometimes employed actress. While in between jobs, she sometimes gets involved investigating crimes because of her persistent curiosity. And also because she is a "cat person." A cat is always leading her into trouble. In this story she has having dinner in a fancy Chinese restaurant. While there, some gunmen break in, spraypaint graffiti, and shoot a waitress. Alice is shaken by the incident, but more important, what happened to the beautiful red tabby cat that was sitting in the kitchen at the time. She snoops back at the restaurant, which later closes, trying to find the cat. Her obsessive snooping places her in the way of the police investigation, but she ultimately ends up solving the case before the police have really realized what is going on. To help her is her one time lover Sonny the half-Chinese cop. Also to help her is Tony, a fellow actor and sometime lover.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 60%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%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?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   local police w/ IQ of a houseplant    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Any non-mystery subplot?    -   animal antics Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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