The Mary Deare Book Summary and Study Guide

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Salvage operator hops on runaway ship with ship's captain as the only man on board. What happened to the crew? Can the ship be saved? Who wants it wrecked? A classic nail biting, suspense filled, action sea story that stands the test of time.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's Big vehicle disaster?    -   Yes Kind of vehicle:    -   boat Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   escape/rescue from kidnappers General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   40's-50's


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat    -   lifeboat    -   lost at sea    -   swimming on    -   drowning

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   drowned Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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