|Plot Summary of The Cater Street Hangman|
The Ellisons were a well-bred, proper Victorian family living in a respectable neighborhood. Then the killings began. Someone was stalking young women, high- and low-born alike, and garroting them. As neighbor began to suspect neighbor, carefully cultivated facades started to slip, revealing the human frailties beneath. The crimes of the Cater Street Hangman stripped bare the strict social conventions that ordered the Ellisons' world and exposed Victorian hypocrisies for all to see.
As her world crumbled around her, Charlotte Ellison found an unexpected ally. At first, Inspector Thomas Pitt, the policeman who constantly questioned her family while investigating the crimes, annoyed and disturbed her. But she soon came to rely on his honesty and compassion as she navigated a world turned newly strange and frightening. After tragedy struck the Ellison family, Charlotte's feelings for Pitt matured into love. Together, the inspector and the society girl faced the monstrous murderer who had shattered the neighborhood's peace.
This synopsis report prepared by Felicia Jordan
Inspector Thomas Pitt solves the crime of the Cater Street Hangman whe goes round strangling various lower/middle class girls.
This synopsis report prepared by Amy
|Chapter Analysis of The Cater Street Hangman|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
- 19th century
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- chronically deranged person
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- butler provides unemotional service
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, British
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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