|Plot Summary of The Red Scream|
|"Molly Cates is a crime reporter who has written a book about the brutal murders committed by Louie Bronk. He was referred to as the Texas Scalper because all his victims' heads were shaven clean. Days before Louie was due to be executed, Molly receives a message that Louie may not have committed one of the murders he confessed to.
Molly's book focuses on this murder. She must find out if Louie is responsible for the murder. She begans by visiting the victim's family to set up interviews but finds she is unwelcome. The victim's husband tries to buy Molly's silence. She will not relent, however, and as a result, someone tries to kill her into silence.
Molly's investigation reveals that Louie is guilty of murder, but not the one in question. The closer Molly gets to the truth, the more in danger she becomes."
Tracey Ray, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Red Scream|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
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:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- solving long-past murder
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
- Killer purposely leaves clues
Kind of investigator
- hard boiled/private eye
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings of fear/loss/inadequacy
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
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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