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The Reigate Squires Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Reigate Squires

Not one of the better-known Holmes tales, but a fine one nonetheless, the Reigate Squires concerns the violent death of a servant in a fairly rural neighborhood where several burglaries have taken place. Just about all Holmes has to go on is a slip of paper, the torn corner of a sheet that evidently requests an assignation late at night at the spot where the victim fell. Holmes manages to read an astounding amount from this seemingly sketchy clue.
This report prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   19th century Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% 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:    -   private investigator Age:    -   40's-50's

Setting

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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