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“The Law of Falling Bodies” shows how physics graduate student Mark Napoli solves the murder of one of his professors. The reluctant sleuth is lured into the investigation because the murder seems to be physically impossible. Meeting a beautiful police lieutenant helps keep him interested, as do some attempts on his own life.
The review of this Book prepared by Patricia Brazill








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very humorous How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Murder of certain profession?    -   students/teachers Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   comical investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   life in that culture Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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