The Cold Moon Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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Plot & Themes

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    -   Dry-cynical 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?    -   50% 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?    -   politics Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Unusual characteristics:    -   Cynical or arrogant


City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Unusual forms of death    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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