|Plot Summary of Early Graves|
Joseph Hansen has created a successful series in which he features Dave Brandstetter.
This time, Brandstetter is involved with “the Knifer in the Dark”--and this villain's victims
are exclusively young men, homosexuals, who are dying of AIDS. This is a fast-paced
West Coast novel . In “Early Graves,” Hansen's series maintains its edginess, its
excitement, as the author relies on modern themes and situations to carry his narratives.
“Fast money” and “risky deals” keep Brandstetter on his toes, as he doggedly hunts down
this killer. Hansen sets us up for quite an exciting ending, to say the least (and not to give
away the conclusion!)
This synopsis report prepared by Bill Hobbs
|Chapter Analysis of Early Graves|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- private investigator
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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