The Camelot Caper Book Summary and Study Guide

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Jessica Tregarth has been summoned to England to meet a grandfather she has never met. Included in the summons is an instruction to bring an old ring that Jessica's father stole from the family many years before.
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She believes the ring is worthless but before being in the country many hours she has been accosted by two strangers demanding she hand the ring over to them.

Thus begins her cross country flight to avoid her pursuers. Along the way she meets David Randall, a writer of gothic novels who claims he will protect her. As Jess journeys through many of the medieval towns and cathedrals in south eastern England on her way to Cornwall, the clues begin to point to an Arthurian connection and her cousin John becomes her prime suspect.

Jess and David arrive at the family estate to find her grandfather dead, just in time for the the funeral and the reading of the will. As final clues are revealed Jess realizes that those who have set out to claim the Tregarth estate as the site of Camelot will stop at nothing to accomplish their plans and the ring which could depict the sword in the stone hold the key to their success.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   chased by criminals who want their money/treasure back General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   catching thief Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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