The Roman Hat Mystery Book Summary and Study Guide

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Monte Field was found murdered in the Roman Theater shortly before the second act of the play. There were a number of strange facts about the case. First, there were seven empty seats surrounding the murdered man Second, Field's top hat was missing. But, a thorough search of the theater and audience revealed nothing. Third, Field had many enemies. Some of them, coincidentally enought, were in the audience. But the most importnt clue of all, the missing silk top hat, could't be found. Inspector Queen was baffled. So, he called in his son for help.
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   This is the first book in the Ellery Queen series. The main character in the story, Ellery, is the son of the police commisioner. He is brought in to help his father crack the case.

How was a man murdered in a theater full of people?
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   1900-1920's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment

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