The Maine Massacre Book Summary and Study Guide

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A policeman from The Netherlands is called to Maine when his sister's husband dies in an accident. The inspector's health and age put him in a worrisome predicament for his colleagues, so a fellow dutch policeman joins him for the trip to Maine. The visit turns into a murder investigation when the Dutch Duo discover that the husband's death is the sixth "accident" to take place in the small town. The local sheriff has been plagued by gang activity, and other strange events, during his three month tenure. The clash of cultures keeps the reader laughing, as well as demanding our attention, as the clues start adding up.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   chronically deranged person Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, Foreign Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   life in small town Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman


Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights    -   frozen    -   drowned Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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