The Last Victim in Glen Ross Book Summary and Study Guide

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Pocket, Dec 2003, 6.99, 294 pp.
ISBN 0743467566

After ten years of working as a Royal Marine, Seth Mornay was mysteriously transferred to the local police force. After two years on the job, pressure was made to have him promoted to Detective Sergeant in the Criminal Investigation division (CID). This does not endear him to his former immediate superior Detective Inspector Walter Byrne who is angry that his former friend is now his boss.
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When Ina Matthews is found murdered in the small graveyard in MacDuff, Scotland, Byrne and Mornay head up the inquiries. Mornay discovers that two years ago that Byrne investigated the case of the vicar's wife who, while pregnant committed suicide. His intuition, which never fails him, tells him the cases are linked. Ina's cousin Sarah is knocked unconscious and Ina's greenhouse is set on fire. Mornay feels like he is running out of time before the killer strikes again.

M.G. Kincaid's debut novel is a polished extremely well-written British police procedural filled with fully developed characters especially the anger and jealousy of Byrne. The audience is treated to a taste of what it is like to live in a small isolated Scottish village where families have resided for generations. The protagonist is an excellent police officer but there is more to him then meets the eye and hopefully readers will find out what it is in future books in this series.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very humorous How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, British Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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