Murder in Pastel Book Review Summary

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A writer faces the mystery surrounding his artist father's disappearance, which dates back ten years, when pieces of the puzzle surface and a murderer strikes. Homosexual love in an artist colony adds authenticity and spice to a fast paced story.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Murder of certain profession?    -   artists Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   local police w/ IQ of a houseplant    -   "All in the family" murder 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    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   homosexuals doing their thing Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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