Death Dance Book Summary and Study Guide

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The latest thriller in Linda Fairsteins Alexandra Cooper series has Cooper reuiniting with old buddy Mike Chapman and Mercer Wallace to solve the murder of Natalya Galavano, a dancer with the Royal Ballet. But the book opens up with Cooper interviewing a date rape victim. But the book quickly gets into the meat of the story when Cooper shows up at the Met and they look over the crime scene where Natalya was murdered. Ther investigation leads them to the theater owner Joe Burke. This was a dead end. Like all good mysteries there were several twists and leads that lead to dead ends until Cooper was attacked in her apartment. The investigation also shifted once Burke was found dead. Soon Cooper and Chapman put all the pieces together and find out that Burke's financial status was the motive for a relative to do the dirty deed.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Special suspect?    -   relative Murder of certain profession?    -   dancer Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   "All in the family" murder Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   rape (yeech!) Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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