|Plot Summary of A Knife to Remember|
Jane is a widowed housewife. In this book, a movie company uses the field behind Jane's and her neighbor's houses to shoot on location. The main prop man, Jake, is killed (stabbed), then the movie's female lead, Lynette Harwell is killed, though Lynette's death is made to look like suicide. Mel, the detective and Jane's new boyfriend, tries to unravel the murders, but he seems to come across a lot of dead ends on his own. Jane and Shelley, Jane's next-door neighbor, snoop around the set and find out who killed Jake and Lynette, and they set up a trap to catch the killer at the movie's wrap party, with Mel in the background.
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|Chapter Analysis of A Knife to Remember|
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
- very humorous
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- "All in the family" murder
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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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