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Garden of Evil Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Garden of Evil

Female serial killer using sex to lure men, then kills them with a "kiss of death" bullet. Killer makes contact with reporter, Britt Montero, for "exclusive interview", then Britt becomes a hostage. Dialogue between the two explains killer's motivation & Britt's own feelings of immortality come to light. A great serial killer book!   
This report prepared by Joy Gellatly








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Plot & Themes

How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   character killed during/after sexing    -   Big focus on autopsies Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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