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Kinsey Millhone has another puzzle to solve here in this mystery. The question is, did someone set the fire to the Wood/Warren business deliberately, or was it accidental? Kinsey has to find the evidence of what really happened here, as there is also a killer in the background who keeps himself well hidden. This same person wants to see the business finished forever and gain revenge on the family who started it.
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Kinsey is working hard to solve this case and put the puzzle together before she gets hurt and the killer comes looking for her.

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Sue Grafton has very precise details. It gets boring but in Chapter 14 things get exciting.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Special suspect?    -   investigator him/herself Murder of certain profession?    -   businessmen Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Big focus on forensic evidence Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American    -   hard boiled/private eye Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book The crook is....    -   stalking/killing innocents Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover    -   grudge Crime Thriller    -   Yes Is MAIN CHARACTER an EVIL criminal?    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

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

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