Cinnamon Kiss Book Summary and Study Guide

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Easy Rawlins needs a lot of money to pay for medical care that will save his daughter's life. He even considers robbing an armored car with his bestfriend, Mouse, but he is offered a lucrative job. A wealthy eccentric and his mysterious "Girl Friday" hire him to find Cinnamon Cargill. She is the link to the man who alledgedly stole some highly important papers which the owner wants returned. In San Francisco, Easy finds the suspected thief too late: dead.
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His search and discovery of Ms. Cargill leads him to another dead man. Cinnamon is a killer.
He must evade a hired assassin, a betrayal from his employer's secretary, and a mental breakdown from the stress from worrying over his daughter's health. His investigation reveals dirty money and filthy secrets kept since WWII.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Murder of certain profession?    -   the rich! Kind of investigator    -   hard boiled/private eye Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards family/friends Crime Thriller    -   Yes Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   nazis! Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   Black


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

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

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