|Plot Summary of Raining Cats and Dogs|
In this specific book, Melanie decides to do something on her own without her pushy Aunt Peg by her side. Despite her Aunt's pushing to join an agility class like herself, Melanie is determined to step out from under Peg's dominating shadow and instead joins an obedience class. But as soon as Melanie enters into the group, it turns out to not be as fun as she had thought it would be.
While visiting a nursing home with her obedience class, an elderly woman is found dead in her bed after being seen alive not five minutes before. The obedience group, knowing that Melanie had a habit of solving crime, decide that she should be the one to find Mary's killer.
While searching for a larger home, showing her Standard Poodle, Eve, battling a new neighbor's irksome cats, and trying to find time for her eight year old son and new husband, Melanie sets off to find the murderer with the help of Aunt Peg.
Author Laurien Berenson's novels are always in a light tone with lots of information about dog shows and obedience training.
This synopsis report prepared by Mariann Lilly
|Chapter Analysis of Raining Cats and Dogs|
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 upbeat
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?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- animal antics
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
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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