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Come Away, Death Book Review Summary

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Psychiatrist detective Mrs. Bradley supervises a mentally disturbed archaeologist's attempts to re-enact the Mysteries of Eleusis. Several attempted murders and Homeric sacrifice occur, before a decapitated head turns up in a box formerly containing snakes.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   long lived adults Unusual characteristics:    -   Cynical or arrogant

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Greece

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   decapitated Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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