|Plot Summary of A Quiche Before Dying|
Jane Jeffry's mom is visiting and while she is there, Jane, her neighbor and best friend, Shelley, and Jane's mom decide to take a 5-night course on writing autobiographies. A shockingly rude, awful woman, Mrs. General Pryce, takes the course as well, and submits her whole autobiography to the rest of the class before class even starts. It, too, shows what a cruel person she (Mrs. Pryce) is. One night, Mrs. Pryce invites everybody over for dinner before class, and that night, Mrs. Pryce dies in class. Her maid got sick because it was the maid's habit to finish whatever Mrs. Pryce didn't eat, but the maid didn't die because she got help in time. As in other books in this series, Jane and Shelley try to figure out who killed Mrs. Pryce.
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|Chapter Analysis of A Quiche Before Dying|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very humorous
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
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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