|Plot Summary of The Cold Moon|
Lincoln Rhyme, the quadriplegic NYC detective fights the latest criminal mastermind killer dubbed he Watchmaker. Bodies start showing up across the city with old wolrd clocks left at the gruesome crime scenes. Rhyme kicks into action with his team as they collect evidence and postulate on the motives by what is and isn't found at the crime scenes. A lucky break comes when they get a witness who was caught propositioning a prostitute. Enter into the picture a kinesics expert visiting from California named Kathryn Dance who grills that witness, getting crucial information out of him. Meanwhile, Rhymes partner Amelia Sachs is investigating the apparent suicide of a wealthy man named Ben Creely. The dual storylines intersect when Sachs finds out that her father and ex-fiance might both be dirty cops and Rhyme bounces around suspecting several people of being The Watchmaker. The story shifts points-of-view from the killer, to Rhyme, to Amelia Sach's.
This synopsis report prepared by Bobby Blades
|Chapter Analysis of The Cold Moon|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Story partially from villain's perspective
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- killer purposefully leaves puzzle clues
- Killer purposely leaves clues
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Cynical or arrogant
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
Unusual forms of death
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
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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