|Plot Summary of Capable of Murder|
When Belinda Lawrence inherits her great-aunt's cottage on the outskirts of Bath, she expects a quiet life in this new neighbourhood. Perhaps a little gardening, making new friends
But Belinda finds herself deep in the mystery of her great-aunt's sudden death, and surrounded people she's not sure she should trust. Are her neighbours, Rosemary and Jacob, what they seem? Why is real-estate agent Mark Sallinger so keen for her to sell the property? Is local antique dealer Hazel Whitby only interested in Belinda's furniture?
Antique plans for the cottage garden give Belinda the clue to her great-aunt's murder, but soon Belinda herself is the prey of a determined and ruthless killer.!
This synopsis report prepared by Brian Kavanagh
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|Chapter Analysis of Capable of Murder|
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 - 40%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- nearly 100%
- investigator him/herself
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- cooped up in spooky house
- local police w/ IQ of a houseplant
- "All in the family" murder
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- searching for $$$/treasure
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
Unusual form of 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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