|Plot Summary of A Groom with a View|
In this Jane Jeffry mystery, Jane is trying to earn some extra money by being a wedding planner for Livvy Thatcher, a young business executive woman who Jane hardly knows. Shelley, Jane's next-door neighbor, comes along to help. Jane and Shelley put the whole wedding on at an old family hunting lodge that used to be a monastery, and it's dark and spooky. The first night, the power goes out. There are always eerie moaning sounds that could be somebody or the wind. In the morning, the florist finds that someone killed the dressmaker; the killer had pushed her down the stairs. The rest of the wedding happens, but before the cake is cut in the side room, one of the bridesmaids screams when she finds the groom dead, stabbed.
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|Chapter Analysis of A Groom with a View|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
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?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- cooped up in spooky house
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- running a business/making a living
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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