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Towards Zero Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Towards Zero

When tennis player invites ex-wife and current wife to visit his aunt's, little does anyone know someone will be killed. The only real clue is the murderer is someone who has killed before...
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HE WAS SMART,HE WAS HANDSOME AND TOO CLEVER.SO WHEN NEVILE STRANGE BRINGS HIS WIFE KAY TO HER AUNTS'MANSIONTHE TROUBLE BEGINS.HIS OLD WIFE AUDREY WAS THERE TOO.THEN HIS AUNT LADY TRESSILIAN SEEMS TO HATE KAY.HER FRIENDS TALK ABOUT CRIMINALS THAT ARE CAUGHT WITH FORCE.HOW COULD THEY KNOW THAT THE MURDERE WAS AMONG THEM AND THAT PERSON WAS AA CRIMINAL THAT IS NOT CAUGHT.........   
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear)    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's    -   1930's-1950's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60%    -   80% Special suspect?    -   relative Murder of certain profession?    -   lawyer creatures Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   cooped up in spooky house    -   Big focus on forensic evidence    -   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 towards family/friends Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   sherpas Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Unusual forms of death    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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