They Do It With Mirrors Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of They Do It With Mirrors

A friend of Miss Marple is worried about their old friend Carrie-Louise Serrocold. Altough the reason is unclear, Miss Marple takes it seriously and visits Carrie-Louise and her third husband Lewis in their house,which has been turned into a reform institution for underage criminals. Things turn more serious, however, when Carrie-Louise's stepson Christian is found shot and it turns out someone have been trying to poison her. Miss Marple starts her own private investigation.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 70%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   relative Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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