|Plot Summary of The Embroidered Corpse|
Antique dealer Belinda Lawrence can't interest her associate Hazel Whitby in the ancient scrap of tapestry—or not until its owner is murdered. Delving into the mystery, Belinda discovers a religious sect devoted to King Harold, overthrown at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, and she realises that she might have a missing panel of the famous Bayeux Tapestry.
The ‘monks' and their sinister leader are implicated in more deaths and Belinda's investigations lead her deeper into danger as she follows the tapestry's history.
Brian Kavanagh's first novel, Capable of Murder, introduced Belinda Lawrence and Hazel Whitby. The Embroidered Corpse is the second in a series of English murder mysteries set in the world of Antiques and Heritage.
This synopsis report prepared by Brian Kavanagh
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|Chapter Analysis of The Embroidered Corpse|
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
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- nearly 100%
- investigator him/herself
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Killer purposely leaves clues
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- searching for $$$/treasure
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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