Midnight in Ruby Bayou Book Summary and Study Guide

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A large, valuable ruby known as the Heart of Midnight is stolen from a Russian museum & goes missing. The Russian mafia thinks an American jewelery designer has the gem & are intent on recovering any cost. The story centers on the female designer & her male bodyguard, hired by her brother. They end up in Ruby Bayou in South Carolina, which is his boyhood home. She has been commissioned to design a necklace for her friends wedding. They begin putting the pieces of the puzzle together to discover who has the ruby & why. The storyline is a good mixture of suspence/mystery & romance.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for gems/treasure/money General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Pacific NW Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Russia Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity    -   rape (yeech!) Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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