|Plot Summary of The Main Corpse|
Goldy the caterer is back. Married to the wonderful Tom Shultz for a year now. There is an addtion to the family. A bloodhound named Jake. Hopefully Marla, Goldy's Best friend, can find her new love in investment broker Tony Royce.According to Tony there's gold in Colorado and Marla invests. When Marla discovers there is a problem with the estimates of gold in the mine she argues with Tony's partner at a large gathering of investors catered by Goldy. Three days later Tony's partner and $3.5 million dollars are missing. Everyone is looking for the partner and the money including Tom's boss who invested his retirement in the firm. To get their minds off thier troubles Marla and Tony go camping. The weekend ends in disaster and possibly murder.
Now, Goldy's best friend is hurt and charged with the murder of Tony, who is missing. Goldy needs to help Marla, find Tony, and clear her friends name. She must break the law if she has to. She must find the truth for her dearest friend. She'll use every trick and everyone she knows to find the main corpse.
This synopsis report prepared by Rachel P. Forney
|Chapter Analysis of The Main 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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- best friend
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- local police w/ IQ of a houseplant
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- escape/rescue from kidnappers
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
- small businessman
- Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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