Put On By Cunning Book Summary and Study Guide

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Is the death of eminent flautist Sir Manuel Carmague an accident? It certainly looks that way to Inspector Wexford and the investigating team. The old man has slipped in the snow ending up in a pond underneath a layer of ice. But suddenly his long lost daughter turns up to claim her inheritance and suspicions are aroused.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Murder of certain profession?    -   musicians Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, British Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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