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The Continental-op is unconvinced about the nature of a reported diamond theft from the home of Edgar Leggett, quickly concluding, after finding a discarded stone in the Leggetts' yard, that the theft was an inside job. Matters rapidly escalate with many deaths ensuing, and the Legetts' enigmatic daughter, Gabrielle, is the prime suspect.
The review of this Book prepared by Charles Smyth








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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Murder of certain profession?    -   businessmen Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   drowned    -   impaled    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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