|Plot Summary of Death Is A Cabaret|
Berkley, Nov 2001, 5.99, 240 pp.
Former FBI agent Jeff Talbot used to work cases involving stolen antiquities for the agency. Now he supplements his retirement income by working as a picker who visits estate and yard sales to purchase collectibles and antiquities for a select group of storeowners and other clients. His only unfulfilled wish is that his beloved wife Sheila would accompany him on his ventures, but agoraphobia keeps her home.
Jeff heads to Mackinac Island off the coast of Michigan for an estate sale. He bids on a cabaret set for Seattle client Blanche Applby, owner of All Things Old. When two people including the auctioneer are murdered, at the invitation of the local police Jeff reverts back to the old days to investigate the homicides.
Readers will receive an insider view of the cutthroat competitiveness of the antique business world. The characters seem authentic especially the hero who many female readers will measure their significant other against (mine holds up nicely). DEATH IS A CABARET includes a fascinating mystery that enables the audience to become an intricate part of the plot and will surely bring acclaim to Deborah Morgan.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Death Is A Cabaret|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- small businessman
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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