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The Bodies Out Back Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Bodies Out Back

An apartment too good not to rent, an absent landlady/housemate who turns out to be a he and not a she, a jealous boyfriend, and a neighbor murdered in the back yard. What more could any young woman like Phillis Toner wish for in one week end?

Pat Montgomary returns from vacation to find Phillis living in his home. Together, they set about to find out whodunit.

Throw in a new creepy housekeeper, a voyeur watching Phillis' apartment, a neighbor who listens over garden walls. There's Pat's Aunt Molly who knows family secrets.

And, of course, there's a second body.

If you enjoy reading about a couple of amateur sleuths tracking down a killer, you'll enjoy THE BODIES OUT BACK.
This report prepared by Joseph E. Wright








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) 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:    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Mid-Atlantic states City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

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

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