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Jessie Arnold is back as the main character of Henry's novel “Death Trap”. She is frustrated and not used to being only partially mobile. She is recovering from the knee injury caused by falling down the hill (last book) and is unable to train her dogs. She still has Tank at home with her along with a few others but she is under strict doctors orders to not train them and Billy is coming by to tend to the ones that are not out being trained with a friend.
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Jessie answers a friend's call to help at the Alaska State Fair in the Iditarod booth. She and Tank jump at the possibility to get out and do something constructive. There are two other characters introduced at the fair Frank, an octogenarian and “escapee” from a nursing home and Danny, a youth who escapes to the fair, though he was told to mow the lawn. There will also be a surprise character that Sue Henry fans will recognize and love.

Jessie, Frank and Danny accidentally stumble onto, or are dragged into, a plot to rob the collected monies from the state fair. This results in the kidnapping of both Tank and Jessie as well as the death of a few others.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very humorous Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Alaska

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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