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Michael Craft's fourth in the Mark Manning series is a page-turner as were the first three. Manning has now settled in his life as editor of the small Dumont Register, a paper in Wisconsin. He and his lover Neil are getting accustomed to being the "parents" of their teenaged ward Thad. Doug Pierce, the town sheriff, comes under suspicion when a visiting collectibles expert is found murdered. It is up to Mark to use his ingenuity and journalistic wits to uncover the murderer and prove the innocence of his friend Doug.
The review of this Book prepared by Reginald D. Garrard








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%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?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Murder of certain profession?    -   businessmen Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   "All in the family" murder Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator 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    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Writing Style

Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   homosexuals doing their thing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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