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Set in the week leading upto the execution of King Louis XVI during the Terrors of the French Revolution of 1793, the murder of M.Bernave thows his house into fear and insecurity. Celie, his laundress and messenger must discover more than his killer; he was the leader of a plot to save the King from the guillotine! Amid the cold, wet streets of Paris, surrounded by the desperate, starving people and the ruthless politicians, Celie - for the France she loves - is determined to carry out the plot while evading the authorities, spies and killers. But she must also discover the killer ... was he a Revolutionary or Royalist?
This report prepared by Alan J. Bishop








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   18th century What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   30% Special suspect?    -   relative Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   politics Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   servant Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, dangerous (like New York)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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