Slip Cue Book Summary and Study Guide

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Dunne. Jul 2004, 23.95, 288 pp.
ISBN: 0312327366

On her Sacrament based TNA (talk, news and attitude) radio show, Shauna J. Bogart has college flunky Josh Friedman report that former seventies rock star turn TV sitcom mom turn alleged killer Jasmine escaped from the custody of the Monterrey County Sheriff's Department. Drugs, murder, and music sell so Jasmine is back in the news accused of killing her lover DJ Johnny Venture, who overdosed in her bed. Apparently armed men stopped the bus transporting Jasmine between her cell and the court enabling the former star and three other prisoners to escape.
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Shauna J. takes callers especially from Salinas, the Monterrey County seat so her listeners can gain insight into Jasmine. Most of the people who claim a connection furbish mostly nothing, but some intriguing items surface including a connection to Shauna's mom. However, as clues pile in, Shauna J. ventures closer to the truth, but soon finds herself up against a rising tide that most likely will prove as fatal to the TNA star as the drug overdose did to Venture.

The second “Talk Radio” mystery (see MURDER OFF MIKE ) is a fabulous tale as the heroine uses her show to solve the Venture homicide and to track down Jasmine, a seemingly elusive butterfly without meeting at the Casbah. The story line moves rather quickly because Shauna J. keeps her callers and her sleuthing at a fast pace.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) 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?    -   70% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   solving long-past murder    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   TV/radio talk show host Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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