|Plot Summary of Death Stalks the Khmer|
A Cambodian refugee couple, the Hahn Lys, are shot and killed in their apartment near Seattle. Sleuth Bridget O'Hern who has worked with the Southeast Asian Advocacy Agency where Ly worked, is asked to be a liaison between the Khmer (Cambodian) community and the police investigating the murders. Bridg must learn about the horrors of the Khmer Rouge times in order to help solve the homicides.
This synopsis report prepared by Patricia Harrington
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|Chapter Analysis of Death Stalks the Khmer|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- nearly 100%
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- "All in the family" murder
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- champion of justice
Has special powers?
Magical/mental powers of main character:
- can read emotions
- Pacific NW
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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