|Plot Summary of Murder Stalks a Mansion|
A recently-widowed young woman opens her late husband's Newport, RI mansion as an expensive inn. The Inn at Kenwood becomes a murder scene while the wealthy Hargreave family is celebrating a family anniversary. As with an Agatha Christie type mystery, everyone is a suspect, and red herrings are everywhere. The inn-keeper, an attractive young woman, has to cope with her Inn getting unwanted publicity, a recalcitrant housekeeper, and a well-meaning but delicate mother-in-law. She doesn't believe the family member arrested initially is the murderer and probes the clues, while Lt. Nightingale of the Newport police doesn't want her assistance. He is, however, sympathetic to her situation...and finds himself attracted to her.
This synopsis report prepared by Elizabeth Branch
|Chapter Analysis of Murder Stalks a Mansion|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 70%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
- "All in the family" murder
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- running a business/making a living
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- small businessman
- fancy mansion
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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