|Plot Summary of A Fine Dark Line|
|"This "Texas Gothic" literary thriller revolves around a thirteen year old boy's discovery of a cache of letters in the ground in 1958. This leads him to search for the killer of two girls in the past. Along the way he becomes involved with an older Native American who helps him solve the murders and also explore racial relations in small town Texas in the '50's."
Wendy Elizabeth Salomon, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Fine Dark Line|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- nearly 100%
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- solving long-past murder
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- a teen
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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