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Dating Dead Men Book Review Summary

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Wollie Shelley is a greeting card artist and owner of a small greeting card store. Her brother, who is in a mental hospital, calls her to tell her that a murder has occurred. Wollie believes this is probably another one of his delusions, so it takes her a while before she goes to visit him. Besides, she's got worries of her own. First, she wants her shop to get upgraded, which means that it has to be absolutely perfect for the extremely strict inspection process. Second, she's part of the research for a book on dating and has to date forty men in sixty days. When she does go visit her brother, however, she stumbles upon a dead body. Soon after that, she gets kidnapped by an attractive and charismatic man. The mob and others are after this man, who Wollie calls Doc, because they believe he knows the location of some valuable merchendise. They're willing to kill to get it, and they believe Wollie is involved as well, because they saw her with Doc.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very humorous Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   breaking up mobsters If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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