|Plot Summary of The Winter Garden Mystery|
|"Daisy Dalrymple is at Occles Hall to write an article about this stately home for Town and Country Magazine when the body of Grace Moss is found buried in the Winter Garden. Everyone had thought that Grace, a maid at Occles Hall, had run off with a traveling salesman. Daisy believes the police, intimidated by the local gentry, have arrested the wrong person, and calls Chief Inspector Alec Fletcher of Scotland Yard for help in finding the real murderer. This is a fine "cozy" mystery set in post-World War I England."
Linda Bertland, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Winter Garden Mystery|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
Time/era of story:
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- local police w/ IQ of a houseplant
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in that culture
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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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