K is for Killer Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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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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Plot & Themes

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:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Murder of certain profession?    -   prostitutes/stripper/porn Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   theft/fraud investigation Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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