|Plot Summary of Wolf Tracks|
Signet, May 2002, 5.99, 304 pp.
In Lee, New Hampshire Anne O'Hara owns the Thurston Tavern a bed and breakfast antiques store. Ex-prison guard dog Claudius, a Husky German Shepherd mixed breed, in turn owns Anne. In the few months they've been together they have solved two murder investigations and made the husky acquaintance of the new detective in town Gus Jackson.
Anne's closest friend Cary hires her to locate the man who broke into her car and stole her jacket with her grandfather's medal pinned to it. Claudius finds the perp, dead in the middle of a frozen lake. When they go to retrieve the jacket and medal, Anne finds a miniature that was stolen from the nearby Fox Hill prep school. The dead perp's sister is killed shortly there after and Anne believes all these acts are linked, including the death of an elderly teacher shortly after the robbery in the school. Annie decides to do a little investigating, aggravating Gus while getting herself in deep trouble.
It's too bad that dogs don't read because Claudius is a credit to his species and would make canines very proud. His human is a terrific person who knows that no matter how hard she tries to hide it from herself, Claudius rules the roost. The mystery is lighthearted fun that will appeal to amateur sleuth lovers everywhere as Ann Campbell's latest novel stars a well-matched sleuthing duo.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Wolf Tracks|
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 - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- dog/cat investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in small town
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- small businessman
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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