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The Five Red Herrings Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Five Red Herrings

In the story a man is murdered and the murder is made to look like an accident. There are five suspects who all have a good reason for revenge, but all have good alibies.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 80%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Murder of certain profession?    -   artists Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Big focus on forensic evidence Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   theft/fraud investigation Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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