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In this Jane Jeffry mystery, Jane is trying to earn some extra money by being a wedding planner for Livvy Thatcher, a young business executive woman who Jane hardly knows. Shelley, Jane's next-door neighbor, comes along to help. Jane and Shelley put the whole wedding on at an old family hunting lodge that used to be a monastery, and it's dark and spooky. The first night, the power goes out. There are always eerie moaning sounds that could be somebody or the wind. In the morning, the florist finds that someone killed the dressmaker; the killer had pushed her down the stairs. The rest of the wedding happens, but before the cake is cut in the side room, one of the bridesmaids screams when she finds the groom dead, stabbed.
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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 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very humorous How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   cooped up in spooky house Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   running a business/making a living Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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