|Plot Summary of The Beach Front Murders|
The story of a small town girl who comes to the big city and is found murdered in her beach-front apartment. Police sergeant Tom Howard lives in the same apartment block. He knew the girl certainly, but how well? The local police inspector regards Tom as a suspect. But Tom is further put in the spotlight by a new cop on the local force who has recently transferred from the same town as the murdered girl.
This synopsis report prepared by John Reid
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|Chapter Analysis of The Beach Front Murders|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- nearly 100%
- investigator him/herself
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in small town
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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