|Plot Summary of Steal Away|
When Teri Blake-Addison is asked to investigate the mysterious death of Ellen Houseman, late wife of the famous Rev. Carl Houseman, she believes it will be a routine case. However, Rev. Houseman confides that he doesn't believe his wife is actually dead. As her questions stir up repressed emotions and forgotten events, Houseman's friends and new fiance pressure Teri to drop the investigation. Yet the more she pokes about, the more Teri is convinced that there are a few murderers on the loose who must be stopped!
This synopsis report prepared by Christina Olson
|Chapter Analysis of Steal Away|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
- best friend
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- "All in the family" murder
- solving long-past murder
Kind of investigator
- hard boiled/private eye
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
The Americas (not US):
- sail boat
- lost at sea
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids
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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