|Plot Summary of Murder Past Due|
Assistant Reference Librarian (and Dr. of Paleopathology!) Megan Clark has a plan to celebrate the six month anniversary of her mystery reading group, Murder by the Yard. She and her sidekick, Dr. Ryan Stevens are planning a tour of famous Amarillo murder sites. At one of the sites, the Gorman mansion, a young bride was strangled and her new husband, the obvious suspect, committed suicide a year later. The young husband's grandfather asks Megan and the reading group to solve the case once and for all. The obvious suspects are the Gorman family themselves and it becomes very clear that Megan is now the target of one of them. The romantic attachment between Megan and Ryan continues to grow as the work to solve this 20 year old murder.
This synopsis report prepared by Linda Sourpuss
|Chapter Analysis of Murder Past Due|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very humorous
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- "All in the family" murder
- solving long-past murder
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- fancy mansion
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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