|Plot Summary of Officially Dead|
|"This is a story of Colin Fenton, a small time business man who goes away on business & encounters a chap that is his double - John Bently. Colin is paid by Bently's wife to pretend for one night to be Bently, so that he is able to rob a jewellers. Unfortunately on the way to provide this alibi Colin has a car crash & dies. It is up to Mark Ashwood who fins the crash to discover the truth and inform Colin's real wife."
Anne Boatman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Officially Dead|
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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
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- catching con-artist
- small businessman
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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