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Chicago journalist Cat Marsala buys a nice bone for her friend's Dalmation at an upscale supermarket. When she gets home her significant other, Dr. Sam Davidson, takes one look at the bone and tells her that it is from a human. So where is the rest of the person - in the ground beef? How do you recall all of the meat purchased from the supermarket without destroying the store's reputation? Whose bone is it anyway? Barbara D'Amato has written a fascinating and witty book which is a must read, although maybe not while you are eating.
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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?    -   90% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Big focus on forensic evidence Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   Chicago

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Unusual forms of death    -   diced Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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