|Plot Summary of The Crowning Circle|
"Doc" Skeet Cullum, is a forensic psychologist. Jake is an inventor-engineer who owns a company called Solutions, Inc. On Thursdays, they get together at Jake's house to play guitar. On the morning of one of these Thursdays, three violent deaths occur - one a murder without apparent motive. The news interrupts Skeet's proposal to his girlfriend of seven years. That night it's obvious to Jake that Skeet, usually stoic, is deeply upset. In the next four days, personal and public calamities fall like dominoes as the formerly reclusive Jake sets out to help Skeet, without telling him.
This synopsis report prepared by J R Lankford
|Chapter Analysis of The Crowning Circle|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- local police w/ IQ of a houseplant
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
- Big focus on forensic evidence
- Killer purposely leaves clues
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings of fear/loss/inadequacy
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Super genius
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- scientific labs
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
- electrical engineering
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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