|Plot Summary of A Red Death|
Easy Rawlins is threatened with prison for tax evasion, but an FBI agent offers to get him off the hook if he helps get the goods on a Communist union organizer named Wenzler. In the course of Rawlins' investigation, a woman is killed in an apartment building he owns, and the pastor of a church at which he is working is killed together with a woman with whom he is having sex. Rawlins is accused by the police. Later Wenzler is also killed. Rawlins must find the real killer and prove his innocence.
This synopsis report prepared by Jack Goodstein
|Chapter Analysis of A Red Death|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- investigator him/herself
Kind of investigator
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
- small businessman
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- actual description of sex
- descript. of breasts
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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