|Plot Summary of Double Shot|
Morrow, Oct 2004, 24.95, 310 pp.
Caterer Goldy Schulz cannot believe the Governor of Colorado commuted the sentence of her ex-husband wealthy Dr. John Korman, imprisoned for aggravated assault for beating up a girlfriend as he did Goldy on numerous occasions. Still she cannot worry about the “Jerk” as she has an event to cater. However, not long after John is freed, Goldy is knocked unconscious and the memorial luncheon for Albert Kerr is ruined by mice and spoiled food. Shehas no doubt that John is involved with her woes. To make matters worse, the Jerk arrives at the Kerr memorial to yell at Goldy about their teenage son Arch.
Not long afterward, someone kills the Jerk with Goldy's stolen gun near the body. The Aspen police believe Goldy is the prime suspect although others have motives to see him dead including his only other former wife Marla. Even dead the Jerk interferes with Goldy's life so she decides to no longer wait for the detectives to find the killer; accompanied by her peer in the exclusive former wives' club, she and Marla investigate.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Double Shot|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- investigator him/herself
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- small businessman
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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