|Plot Summary of A Cat in A Glass House|
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.
This synopsis report prepared by BethG
|Chapter Analysis of A Cat in A Glass House|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
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:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- 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
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
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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