|Plot Summary of Lineages and Lies|
Murder has a family tree . . . especially in New Orleans!
Nick Herald, professional genealogist and amateur sleuth, delves into the murder of a fellow genealogist, a curmudgeonly old friend with many enemies and perhaps too much knowledge. Who killed Woodrow Bluemantle in his posh French Quarter hotel room?
Someone is willing to risk everything to hide damaging facts—the killer strikes again and again! What is the mystery at the heart of the lineage society based on the passenger list of a ship that sailed into French colonial New Orleans? Nick's research acumen, unerring intuition, and affinity for danger and romance lead to deadly secrets buried deep within the history of New Orleans and Louisiana.
Nick and his disabled assistant, Hawty Latimer, must discover if and how modern-day murders relate to the legendary ship. They put their lives on the line for genealogical truth as they fight to bring the culprits to justice! (Available in trade paperback, hardcover, and e-book editions.)
This synopsis report prepared by Jimmy Fox
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|Chapter Analysis of Lineages and Lies|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- nearly 100%
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- "All in the family" murder
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in that culture
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- is very quick
- Deep South
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
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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