Fear of Frying Book Summary and Study Guide

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Jane Jeffry, a widowed housewife, and her neighbor, Shelley, go to a resort camp in the mountains as part of a committee that goes to investigate whether or not the school should send their kids to camp there. When the ladies go back to a campfire the ladies find a fellow committee member's body, but when they go back with police, the body's gone. The supposed dead man is seen alive later that night, so nobody believes the ladies about the body, at first. Then, the sheriff discovers the body, finds that the dead man had a twin brother, and finds the twin murdered as well. The ladies help the sheriff figure out who the killer is.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   very humorous 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?    -   80% Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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