|Plot Summary of It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod Murder|
Signet, Apr 2005, 6.50, 272 pp.
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.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of It's a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod Murder|
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 - 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:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
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
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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