|Plot Summary of The Black Tower|
Commander Dalgliesh experiences a life-and-death experience in the beginning, and therefore wishes to foresake his long-lasted career. But he begins an investigation that a long separated old friend, Father Baddley, had requested before the old man mysteriously died, followed by three other mysterious deaths.
With the peculiarity of the deaths in this novel - deaths curiously natural at convenient times, the atmosphere of incompleteness builds on until we find the entire truth. A mixture of self-identity search, murder mystery, and a bit of action to throw into the mix, The Black Tower is definitely a must-read for those who loves Commander Dalgliesh's crime investigation series!
This synopsis report prepared by Deirdra Dan
|Chapter Analysis of The Black Tower|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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