Fear of the Dark Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is the story of a PI who is not sure if private investigating is a job he still wants to do, it's dangerous and he likes breathing. Despite all this, once he's on the job, he's desperate to do it right no matter what the cost. Dar Anthony is very good at describing the City of Los Angeles and it's gangs and does a wonderful, but not overly descriptive job of Gunner's first sexual encounter in a long time with the sexy woman who hires him to find out who really killed her husband. I liked the book and will be reading more of his stories.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 40% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   hard boiled/private eye Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   minority/women/gay rights Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   Black


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   descript. of other female areas Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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