|Plot Summary of Rainbow Dust|
Margaret Knowles is a 27-year old depressed, socially awkward professor in a small New England college when she receives an unexpected marriage proposal from Roger Spaudling, the prestigious local bank president. Margaret hears a masculine voice commanding her to refuse the proposal. The voice belongs to Zeke, a dead elderly cowboy that only she can hear. She tries to continue her unassuming life, but Zeke relentlessly speaks to her, helpfully leading her out of her depression while simultaneously confessing his life's misdeeds.
Zeke guides Margaret into meeting his adult children who are stunned by this stranger's uncanny knowledge of their dead father and her strange continuing relationship with him. When a murdered body is discovered on Zeke's family's ranch, Margaret may hold the key to the body's identity.
As Margaret ventures out, new people enter her life and also a thrilling romance, however she fears that her whirlwind lifestyle could come to an abrupt halt-- unless she finds out the truth about Zeke.
This synopsis report prepared by Nancy Flinn Ludwin
|Chapter Analysis of Rainbow Dust|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 60%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Story partially from villain's perspective
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- "All in the family" murder
- solving long-past murder
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- ghost buddy
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can read emotions
- lots of descript of animal care
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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