|Plot Summary of Murder on The Leviathan|
In 1878 Paris, the English eccentric Lord Littleby is murdered in his house along with nine members of his household. The only clue is a badge indicating the maiden voyage of the worlds largest steamship, "The Leviathan", and ten of the first class passengers on its journey to India. Commissoner Gauche of the French police is on the track of this heartless mass murderer but soon finds himself in competition with the enigmatic, self-effacing Russian diplomat Erast Fandorin, to find the identity of the criminal ... and the possible location of a fortune in hidden jewels.
This synopsis report prepared by Alan J. Bishop
|Chapter Analysis of Murder on The Leviathan|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very humorous
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 19th century
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- on the ocean surface
Any non-mystery subplot?
- searching for $$$/treasure
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- pleasure/love boat
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
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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