|Plot Summary of A Little Death|
|"Three elderly recluses are found dead in a locked house, obviously murder and suicide, but who killed whom? And more importantly, why? The household is comprised of Georgina Gresham, tried and acquitted of the poisoning death of her husband years ago; her brother, Edmund and long-suffering housekeeper, Ada. The story covers the first fifty years of the 20th century, vividly evoking English country life, WWI, the roaring 20's, and WWII. Told in alternating first person narrative by Georgina, Edmund and Ada, it is an absorbing tale of obsession, murder and ultimate betrayal."
Linda Sourpuss, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Little Death|
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How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- cooped up in spooky house
- "All in the family" murder
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- accused criminal
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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