|Plot Summary of Murder in Silverplate|
Five Star, Nov 2004, 25.95, 269 pp.
The Standard Silver manufacturing company is shaken when Production Manager Frank Antonelli is found dead amongst the equipment. Detective Walter Henderson heads the initial official investigation, but knows he will be removed from the case because his estrange daughter Vicki Sanders is the Quality Control Manager at the plant.
As Walter interviews everyone who could have had the opportunity to kill Frank, no one stands out with a motive though the old time manager was crusty and opinionated. Not long after Frank's death, someone murders company President Ed Cantrell, who was modernizing the business at a rapid rate. Over the objections of her father, Vicki makes inquiries with the help of another manager, Mark Ross, even as the police wonder if the homicides are the work of two different killers with the second indirectly encouraged by the seeming success of the first.
This who-done-it starts as a police procedural in which Henderson leads the questioning of several folks including his daughter, but after the second homicide turns more into an amateur sleuth.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Murder in Silverplate|
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 - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- business executive
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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