|Plot Summary of Deja Dead|
Tempe Brennan is a forensic anthropologist in Montreal. Weekend plans to go to Quebec City are shot when a body is found, and she must go to the recovery scene. Dr. Brennan studies this mutilated skeleton and sees something the local police either do not see or do not want to acknowledge. This is not an isolated death. It is one in a series of brutal murders. Dr. Brennan must prove to the police that the deaths are connected by showing the similarities between the saw marks on the recovered skeletons. Hoping to stop the killer before he can strike again, Dr. Brennan often goes on her own to investigate different leads or hunches. In so doing, she places herself in grave danger.
This synopsis report prepared by Tracy Broemmer
|Chapter Analysis of Deja Dead|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- character killed during/after sexing
- Big focus on forensic evidence
- Big focus on autopsies
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- describing scientific process
Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin
The Americas (not US):
- Dirty, dangerous (like New York)
- scientific labs
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Explicit sex in book?
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
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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