|Plot Summary of Dovey Coe|
Dovey Coe speaks before she thinks, so its no surprise she woudln't touch arrogant, mean Parnell Caraway with a 10 foot pole! He may belong to the richest family in town, but he's just snobby, and she cant stand the fact he is courting her sister, Caroline, or acts like her brother, Amos, is stupid just because he is deaf.
So, its not a surprise that when Parnell turns up dead, and Dovey is found in the room where his body is discovered, that she soons finds herself on trial for.... Murder! Can the outspoken girl trust her too-nervous-for-healthiness lawyer (who by the way is sweating a gallon a second) to win this case and prove her innocent? Can he get her out of one of the biggest messes of her life?
This synopsis report prepared by Kathleen
|Chapter Analysis of Dovey Coe|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- investigator him/herself
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- local police w/ IQ of a houseplant
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Ages 7-14
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- a kid
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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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