|Plot Summary of The Father's Day Murder|
Once again Lucy Stone finds herself juggling her responsibilities as a mom, journalist and amateur detective. Lucy and her boss Tom travel to Boston for a week to attend a newspaper conference. Lucy is worried about leaving her family just one week before Father's Day. While at the conference Luther Read, head of the Pioneer Press newspaper dynasty dies from what appears to be an asthma attack. Luther was planning to sell Pioneer Press but Lucy overhears the family arguing about the sale just prior to his death. Later his son Junior is arrested when the police suspect foul play.
Lucy finds herself investigating the case while attending conference workshops, sightseeing and worrying about her family. She believes Junior, a seasonal resident of Tinker's Cove and employer of her oldest daughter, is innocent. She becomes casual friends with Junior's sister Caroline in an attempt to get more information about the family. Lucy isn't the only journalist eager to break a big story. She finds herself in danger after another female reporter working on the story turns up dead soon after Lucy tells her everything she has been able to uncover.
This synopsis report prepared by Chris Curtis
|Chapter Analysis of The Father's Day Murder|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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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