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Hillside Bed & Breakfast owner Judith McMonigle and her cousin Renie escape north to Canada to Vancouver's Hotel Clovia, to get away before Thanksgiving. The hotel has screwed up their reservations, but fortunately for them Maria, a retired-dancer friend of Judith's from school, is staying at the hotel with a bunch of well known theatre people. Maria's husband, a famous theatre producer, gathers his group of "Sacred Eight" every once in a while for a get-together, however, with one missing there is an extra space for Judith and Renie. Or is it luck when Renie and Judith find themselves in the middle of another murder? Bob-O, a local icon and popcorn vendor, is murdered. He is a fan of all things movie and theatre and at least one of the Sacred Eight is figured prominently on his wall. When the local police think the two Americans are the most likely suspects, they kick into high gear, even if it means finding out one of your childhood friends is capable of murder.
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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 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Special suspect?    -   investigator him/herself Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards family/friends Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Canada Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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