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It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod Murder Book Review Summary

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Signet, Apr 2005, 6.50, 272 pp.
ISBN: 0451214706

In 1964 with a secretarial diploma in hand, twenty-two years old Bebe Bennett comes to the Big Apple looking for work. She obtains a secretarial position at Rip City Records just as the firm is trying to gain a beachhead into the British invasion. Her worldlier roommate stewardess Darlene has actually joined the mile high club with the lead singer of Philip Royal and the Beafeaters, an act signed by Rip City Records.

While Darlene is seeing Philip, Bebe is mating with lead guitarist Keith. However instead of clubbing Darlene discovers a dead Philip, an apparent victim of electrocution by guitar. The police suspect Darlene killed her boyfriend probably because of free love with other groupies, but Bebe knows her roommate would never murder anyone. As the police look to pin the rap on Darlene, Bebe goes to the Village seeking to uncover the real culprit.


Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Murder of certain profession?    -   musicians Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect 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:    -   servant Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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