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Pocket, August 2004, 6.50
ISBN 743482913

Not only does Emily Andrew works for the bank, but she is also the coordinator for the Windsor City Bank Senior Travel Club. She accompanies the members on a tour of Italy, but her luggage fails to arrive with those of the others. Members of the group include Nana, who wants to spend some time with George, but Emily's mother is also along and Nana has never told her about George. In addition, on the trip is Emily's ex husband Jackie, who left her to have transsexual surgery and is now married to a man.

When they return to the hotel after a day of sightseeing, their lodging is on fire and the group's belongings are lost. When they arrive in Florence, Emily's luggage is waiting for her, but her mother volunteers her clothing to the group until they can buy replacement items. The trip turns from bad to worse when one of the group members falls from the roof of a church. The police treat it as an accident but Emily has a hunch murder occurred. When another group member falls down the hotel steps she knows it is murder. Now she has to prove it.

Harriet Klausner

This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   life in that culture Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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