|Plot Summary of Not a Girl Detective|
CeCe Caruso is an Italian-American biographer of dead mystery writers. Her current project is the Stratemeyer Syndicate, creators of Nancy Drew. Thus, the novel is liberally peppered with information about Nancy Drew, the syndicate, and the fan culture that developed around the famous sleuth.
Cece delivers a rare Nancy Drew book to an eccentric "Blue Nancy" collector who, interested in her research, shows her his entire collection and offers her the use of his vacation home in Palm Springs, where she is headed for a Nancy Drew convention with her two best friends. When the collector is murdered and CeCe is fingered, since she found the body, she begins her amateur sleuthing job.
In her race to uncover the truth, CeCe encounters an unscrupulous art dealer, missing art, fanatical Nancy Drew aficionados, and innocent people who seem guilty. With her witty sense of humor (not to mention her vintage fashion sense), CeCe manages to find the killer and piece together more Nancy Drew history for the memoirs than she ever thought possible.
This synopsis report prepared by Samantha S
|Chapter Analysis of Not a Girl Detective|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 50%
Tone of story
- very humorous
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- investigator him/herself
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
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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