|Plot Summary of Magic, Malice and Murder|
The stage was set and the Great Zaganinii was about to perform his death-defying Tomb of Death escape. The famous Italian Master Illusionist's finale always received a standing ovation and he expected no less from the audience in the historical Firenze theatre. When the 1,000-pound wrecking ball dropped from the sky-high crane, there was no thought of a crazed killer out to spoil the act. Who in their right mind would want to end the life of such a popular magician and showman? Was it Sal, his trusted prop man, Luciano, the crane operator or perhaps one of his beautiful show assistants, Sophia or Maria? Then again, perhaps it was someone off the set, someone that held a grudge for the successful magician.
The story takes place in Florence, (Firenze) Italy in the heart of Tuscany country with all of its beautiful vineyards, rolling hills and golden sunsets. If you enjoy whodunits, this book will be an enjoyable read. As a novella, you will appreciate the quick pace, the abundance of dialogue and absence of tedious description.
This synopsis report prepared by Peter G. Engelman
|Chapter Analysis of Magic, Malice and Murder|
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 - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- is very quick
- Super genius
- Cynical or arrogant
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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