|Plot Summary of A Cold Heart|
Alex Delaware, by his friendship with Milo, the homicide detective, is drawn into exploring and finding a serial murderer who is killing creative artists who are about to make a comeback. A sub-plot is Alex's breakup with Robin and his beginnings of a relationship with Allison, another psychiatrist we met in an earlier book.
I actually found this book more interesting than the last few Kellerman "Alex Delaware" series. Breaking up with the ever present but not very interesting Robin, and introducing Petra, Eric, and Allison to the storyline has enriched the dialogue, the personalities, and they all work very well together.
This synopsis report prepared by Mary LeLoo
Alex Delaware becomes embroiled in yet another murder mystery. Someone is offing up-and-coming artists, and Delaware's cop friend Milo Sturgis needs his help. This time, Delaware's former lover Robin Castagna is directly involved.
This synopsis report prepared by Treena
|Chapter Analysis of A Cold Heart|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- chronically deranged person
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Big focus on forensic evidence
Kind of investigator
- psychiatrist investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Los Angeles
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- descript. of breasts
- descript. of other female areas
- descript. of male nudity
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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