|Plot Summary of K is for Killer|
Kinsey Millhone is visited by Janice Kepler, a woman who has not been able to get over the death of her daughter, Lorna, who died 10 months earlier in the cabin where she lived. Janice wants to know if her daughter was murdered. The coroner was not able to determine what happened to Lorna, since her body was not discovered for approximately two weeks and was therefore badly decomposed. The police found no clues that Lorna was murdered.
Kinsey finds out that Lorna Kepler had been young and beautiful but lived a dangerous life as an independent prostitute and was even in a porn film. Kinsey talks to and investigates Lorna's family, friends, and former employers to try to find out whether Lorna was murdered and why.
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|Chapter Analysis of K is for Killer|
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 - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
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?
- nearly 100%
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- theft/fraud investigation
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
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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