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Garden of Malice Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Garden of Malice

Lady Viola Montford-Snow was a noted English novelist, and the creator of exceptionally beautiful gardens at her home at Montford Abbey. Following her death, her son Giles wants to publish her letters and diaries. He hires Roz Howard, an associate professor at Vassar, to compile the book. Shortly after her arrival at Montford Abbey, Roz realizes that someone there does not want past secrets to be revealed and will do anything, including murder, to keep the book from being published.
This report prepared by Linda Bertland








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Chapter Analysis of Garden of Malice

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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 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Murder of certain profession?    -   "All in the family" murder Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   "All in the family" murder Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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