|Plot Summary of Murder in Volume|
|"Mystery lover Dr. Megan Clark talks her historian sidekick Dr. Ryan Stevens into joining her mystery reading group, Murder by the Yard, even though his favorite reading choices are Westerns. The members of the group are experts with very definite opinions, and when one particularly disagreeable member is murdered after a meeting, Megan and Ryan (under duress) undertake to find the killer. When an earlier murder in Amarillo appears to be linked, and strange things happen to other members, Megan and Ryan must race to keep the killer from striking again. Well-plotted and humorous with a developing romance between odd couple Megan and Ryan."
Linda Sourpuss, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Murder in Volume|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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