|Plot Summary of Samantha|
Detective Sgt. Masao Masuto of the Beverly Hills Police Force must investigate the death of his friend, the Hollywood producer Al Greenberg. Al seems to have undergone a simple cardiac arrest but one of the guests present that evening swears that he heard the voice of a woman in Al's sleeping room at the moment of his death. Masuto will question the nine guests and finally learn that Al's death may be related to an event that happened eleven years before.
At that time, a young 18 years old aspirant actress named Samantha agrees to sexually please six actors, producers and directors of Al Greenberg's studio in order to have a small part in a production. Four of the persons involved in this event were present at Al's home the day he died. Furthermore, one of them, the actor Mike Tulley has just received a letter signed Samantha announcing him that he was the next victim on her list. Detective Masuto is soon convinced that one of the wives also present at Al's may in fact be Samantha herself.
This synopsis report prepared by Daniel Staebler
|Chapter Analysis of Samantha|
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 - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
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?
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Los Angeles
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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