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The Documents in the Case Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Documents in the Case

This book, which is told Wilkie-Collins style, with assorted narrators and in the form of letters and statements, is a fabulous work of detective fiction that does not involve Peter Wimsey, Sayers' usual detective. In Documents, the situation in a shared house leads to murder, and a son sets out to find his father's killer. This book also provides a fascinating glimpse of "suburban" life circa 1930.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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