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Dead Man's Folly Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis 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 report prepared by Christina Olson








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Plot & Themes

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    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's    -   60's-90's

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   dumb rednecks, like Gomer Pyle Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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