|Plot Summary of Dead Man's Folly|
When bestselling author Ariadne Oliver begs Hercule Poirot to help her, he gallantly comes to the rescue. Mrs. Oliver is organizing a Murder Hunt for charity at a country estate, but believes that a real murder will actually take place. She asks Poirot to intervene but, despite his efforts, a young girl is killed and a woman disappears. Poirot knows he has plenty of clues, but he cannot make sense of them. When an old man dies soon after, Poirot's frustration increases -- the murders must stop! If he can only assemble the clues into the proper order, the puzzle will be solved.
This synopsis report prepared by Christina Olson
|Chapter Analysis of Dead Man's Folly|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 70%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- dumb rednecks, like Gomer Pyle
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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