|Plot Summary of Dying for Chocolate|
|"DIANE WRITES ABOUT A CATERER THAT SOLVES MURDER MYSTERIES AND INCLUDES RECIPES IN THE BOOK THAT THE CATERER, GOLDIE BEAR USES. SHE LIVES IN A SMALL BUT WELL-TO-DO COMMUNITY ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF DENVER, COLORADO, WHERE THERE ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE A MURDER CONNECTED WITH HER CATERING JOBS. IT'S SUSPENSE UNTIL THE END AND YOU WILL ENJOY THE RIDE."
MITZI MARTIN, Resident Scholar
|"Colorado caterer and amature sleuth, Goldy Bear and her son have moved out of their house while a new security system is being installed. They find themselves living in the mansion of Goldys' best friends sister, Adele. A close friend is mysterously killed in a car accident, and Goldy's soemtimes boyfriend asks Goldy for help. While trying to solve the first murder, another body turns up. This time in the pool of the house Goldy is living in. Will Goldy be able to solve the murders before she becomes the next victim? A great mystery laced with wonderful recipies throughout. Highly suggested for a quick weekend read."
Alexandra Cossaboom, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Dying for Chocolate|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- "All in the family" murder
- Big focus on forensic evidence
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- small businessman
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
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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