|Plot Summary of Jackpot Blood: A Nick Herald Genealogical Mystery|
A small, struggling Louisiana Indian tribe receives federal recognition, but tribal unity unravels when someone--or something--begins murdering tribe members. Is the planned casino a factor? Nick Herald, genealogical sleuth, is hired by the tribe to help establish guidelines for enrollment. He lands in the middle of a free-for-all involving other Louisiana tribes, crooked politicians, a powerful local family, gambling syndicates, and drug runners. Finally, Nick must confront an age-old fury that threatens the tribe's very survival.
This synopsis report prepared by Jimmy Fox
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|Chapter Analysis of Jackpot Blood: A Nick Herald Genealogical Mystery|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- "All in the family" murder
Kind of investigator
- no powwow with Indian killers
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can read emotions
- is very quick
- Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin
- Deep South
Small town people:
- sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
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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