|Plot Summary of The Silent Cry|
Women are being brutally reaped and beaten in the slums of Seven Dials, but when a wealthy man is killed and his son horribly beaten the police become intensely interested. Hester Latterly is called on to take care of the son who has lost the ability to speak and she gets the family to consult with Monk, her detective friend in order to find out what happened. Anne Perry, as usual, is concerned with the underside of Victorian society and the repressed sexuality of supposedly respectable people.
This synopsis report prepared by Jack Goodstein
|Chapter Analysis of The Silent Cry|
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
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 19th century
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
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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