Fear Of The Dark Book Summary and Study Guide

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In 1956 Watts, Paris Minton is the owner of a used bookstore where he barely squeaks out a living. In this, the third entry in the Fearless Jones series, Minton has trouble come his way right from the start. His cousin Ulysses "Useless" S. Grant IV shows up at his shop, and is in caught up in scheme that's gotten out of control. After refusing to get involved with "Useless", A sultry young white woman shows up at Mintons shop named Jessa. The well-endowed Minton has his mighty menber massaged by Jessa, and they are soon on the floor having sex. Before long, Jessa's husband "Tiny" shows up and he not pleased. Minton runs for his life, leaving the store behind. He goes to see Fearless Jones. After chatting with him for a while, they head back to the store to find Tiny dead on the floor from a gunshot. This sets the story in motion as Fearless takes care of disposing Tiny's body. But there is more trouble for Minton when his aunt Three Hearts shows up. Minton can't resist so Minotn and Fearless Jones make their way through the pool halls, dive bars, and small business of Watts to find Ulysses and clear Minton of killing Tiny.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very humorous How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   searching for missing person Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   Black


United States    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of male nudity Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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