|Plot Summary of Kissing the Gunner's Daughter|
In perhaps her most exciting Inspector Wexford mystery, English writer Ruth Rendell
provides great fare in “Kissing the Gunner's Daughter.” Three bodies are discovered on a
country estate and one survivor lives to report the crime to the police. It is a bloody and
sordid mess and it takes Wexford and his right hand assistant Mike Burden and all their
resources to figure this one out. Somehow, things just don't add up with this crime and
Wexford, with his methodical, and intuitive, mindset sets out to test each of the clues, each
of the theories. By the time this crime is all wrapped up, Rendell has given us additional
insight into her central characters, and she has provided us with an outstanding mystery.
This synopsis report prepared by Bill Hobbs
|Chapter Analysis of Kissing the Gunner's Daughter|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- government investigator
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
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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