The Old Fox Deceiv'd Book Summary and Study Guide

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On a foggy night in January, Gemma Temple was murdered as she was on her way to a Twelfth Night party. But maybe her name wasn't Gemma Temple. She had come to this small town of Rackmoor to convince wealthy Sir Titus Crael that she was really his ward, Dillys March, who had left the town 15 years earlier. She had come back to claim money which was owed to her. It is now up to Inspector Richard Jury and his friend, Melrose Plant, to find the murderer by digging up long-buried family secrets and uncovering hidden resentments in this small seaside community.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   "All in the family" murder Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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