Somebody's Dead in Snellville Book Summary and Study Guide

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Sheila Travis is an amateur detective who has to rank as one of the most reluctant sleuths in fictional history. Already well-known in Peachtree Corners near Atlanta because of her exploits in a previous case, Sheila gets involved in another caper in Snellville.
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Her neighbor Sara Sims Tait invites Sheila to a family gathering on her grandmother's farm for which developers are now offering $10,000,000. Grandma Sims has fourteen living descendants at the affair. News of the big offer gets everybody there brushing up on their arithmetic and fractions. In the following days, three potential beneficiaries and one family dog are eliminated.

Sheila solves the mystery with only minor assistance from Detective Belk of the Snellville police. More helpful is Aunt Mary who discusses matters with Sheila at length.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   local police w/ IQ of a houseplant    -   "All in the family" murder Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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