|Plot Summary of Grave Music|
Sir Stefan Radek was a world famous conductor, and also a self-absorbed, lecherous tyrant. After Sir Stefan was murdered during a rehearsal of the Royal London Philharmonic orchestra, Detective Inspector Bill Slider is assigned to the case. Slider soon realizes that finding the killer is going to be quite difficult because just about everyone who knew Sir Stefan wanted to kill him.
This synopsis report prepared by Linda Bertland
|Chapter Analysis of Grave Music|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- nearly 100%
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, British
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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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