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Intrigue, July 2004, 24.95, 256 pp.
ISBN: 1890768618

After all the bad things she did and the things that were done to her, Tina left Woods Hole on Cape Cod when she finished eleventh grade. She totally remade herself into another woman named Noelle and married a famous rock star who was a heavy drug user and wife cheater. Their names were household words and their exploits were featured in the media at every opportunity. One night she leaves her village apartment and goes to her favorite spot, the St. Lukes-in-the-Fields, where a man rapes her and then kills her with a marlinspike.

Also living in the village is sports reporter Billy Bagswell and even though he only met her once in New York City, he returns home for her funeral. When Tina was living in Woods Hole, she was a slut, having sex with who she chose and reveling in the power it gave her. Billy and his friend who really cared for her think the killer is living in Woods Hole and has nothing to do with her New York lifestyle. They reminisce about the bad old days and begin to piece together the various puzzle parts of Tina's life, trying to find the perpetrator.

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:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% 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    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

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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