|Plot Summary of The Merchant of Menace|
|"Jane Jeffry and her neighbor, Shelley, try to solve the murder of a reporter, Lance King, who fell off the roof next door and landed on a Christmas reindeer decoration. The reindeer had a metal rod that attached the antlers to its head, and when Lance fell on the reindeer, the rod pierced his heart and killed him. There were two prints in the snow on the rooftop, which led police to believe that Lance's fall wasn't an accident. The rush is on to find some computer disks that Lance always carried with him that had notes on the dirt he dug up on people, yet when Jane found the disks and opened the files, she found that they were in code. When her dad helped break the code, Jane found quite a list of suspects, but nothing very helpful because she didn't figure anyone would kill for that information. Jane's boyfriend, Mel VanDyne is assigned to the case."
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|Review Analysis of The Merchant of Menace|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
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?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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