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An absorbing story with vivid characters, an appealing detective, puzzling murders and skillful plotting. Just a touch of humor. Part of a continuing series featuring Gregor Demarkian.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Special suspect?    -   relative Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   40's-50's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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