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KILLING THE BOSS is a mystery novel told exclusively through police evidence and clues. The narrative is comprised of emails, notes, letters, interrogation transcripts, newspaper clippings, receipts, and other diverse documents. The reader becomes the detective, sorting through evidence while embarking on a fascinating journey to find the killer of Douglas Dardis, “The Boss From Hell.”
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical    -   very humorous How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Murder of certain profession?    -   businessmen Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   Chicago

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   hanging    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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