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Murder on Rye Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Murder on Rye

Lindsay Roberts, a young American woman is sent to England to work for a plastics supply corporation which supplies parts to Ford and Jaguar. She becomes involved with a musician, Colin Evans, who is an entertainer on the Strand in London, England.

Her firm rents her flat from Chief Inspector Ian Marsden of Scotland Yard. Lindsay and Marsden become good friends. Marsden begins to suspect Evans of foul-play and murder.
This report prepared by Shirley A. Prather








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%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?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Special suspect?    -   lover Murder of certain profession?    -   musicians Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   life in small town Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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