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The Beach Front Murders Book Review Summary

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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.
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Plot & Themes

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?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Special suspect?    -   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 Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's

Setting

Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Australia Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

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

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