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In Cold Case, Linda Barnes' cab driver/private investigator delves into the puzzling disappearance of a teenage prodigy who wrote a stunning novel during the 60s. Although a man is in prision for the author's murder, Carlotta has a manuscript that the woman's family believes was written recently.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's


City?    -   Yes City:    -   Boston Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual forms of death    -   drowned Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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