|Plot Summary of The Dark Wind|
A unidentified corpse is found on Hopi reservation land that looks like it has become the victim of a Navajo skinwalker. A trading post employee is fired and steals a bunch of expensive jewellery from his employer. A windmill located on former Navajo land, now occupied by Hopi families, has been vandalized. And when Officer Chee guards the windmill at night, he sees a private plane crashing into a mountain nearby and finds a white man shot at the crash site. This case falls into FBI territory, and Officer Chee has to stay clear of it lest he become a suspect himself.
This synopsis report prepared by Dorothea Lotter
|Chapter Analysis of The Dark Wind|
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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 40%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- American Indian mystery
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in that culture
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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