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A very pregnant Torie O'Shea and her great-grandmother Gert travel to West Virginia where Torie is given the Panther Run boarding house by Gert's friend, Clarissa Hart. Before 101-year-old Clarissa can explain why she left it to Torie, she's murdered. The boardinghouse is by no means a prize. It is run-down, panthers run freely through the land and it is shrouded in a superstition of a curse to whoever owns the estate.
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Local Sheriff Thomas T. Justice seems to think it's Torie who murdered Clarissa. To clear her name Torie starts to look at the family members who were present for the reading of the will and the two boarders currently staying at Panther Run. An unusual photograph of a funeral and open casket steers Torie to look into the past. With help from her cousin Elliot who happens to work in the library nearby and from Gert's memory Torie hopes to crack the case and get home before her baby arrives.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat 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?    -   70% Special suspect?    -   investigator him/herself Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   cooped up in spooky house Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scholar Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   hanging Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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