|Plot Summary of No Good Deed|
Lynne S Hightower has created a great female detective in Sonora Blair. She is so believable and woman can assimulate with her battles to maintain her work as a cop and as a single mother with two children. She and her partner investigate the murder of a teengage girl and a horse. Hightower explains the dirty workings of horse dressage and keeping a stable. As the investigation unfolds, it becomes questionable whether the intended victim was the girl or the horse. Is the horse plot correlated to the homicide or are they separate issues? There is a good mix of plots and subplots in this mystery to keep you interested right to the end of the book.
This synopsis report prepared by Donna Maroz
|Chapter Analysis of No Good Deed|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- "All in the family" murder
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- searching for missing person
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- lots of descript of animal care
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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