|Plot Summary of The Problem of the Wire Cage|
Frank Dorrance was found strangled in the middle of wet sand tennis court surrounded by a wire cage. There are no footprints other than his own and some others demonstrated to have been made long after the murder around his body. Dr. Gideon Fell has to figure out not only who the murderer is, but how it was done as well.
Suspects include Dorrance's fiancÚ, Brenda White, who is in love with another man; Hugh Rowland, the other man; a young woman who has been having an affair with Dorrance and an old boyfriend of hers.
When the boyfriend, who is an acrobat, is shot in a theatre after it is suspected that he has photographs of the murder, Fell has a second killing to solve.
This synopsis report prepared by Jack Goodstein
|Chapter Analysis of The Problem of the Wire Cage|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
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:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
- a lawyer creature
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
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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