|Plot Summary of A Brush with Death|
A mystery thriller in which a Rembrandt Exhibition is targeted by a cheeky international art thief who calls himself "Rob Roy". Tom Howard is hired as head of security, but has to work with a rep from the insurance provider. As per his usual custom, "Rob Roy" sends letters to the art gallery curator, announcing his intention of stealing one or more paintings from the Exhibition. No-one has a picture of "Rob Roy", but Tom receives a confidential report from Interpol that the thief is dead. But the boastful, threatening letters continue. So is the real thief really dead? Is someone impersonating him? Who? And how can a painting possibly be stolen from a sealed exhibition room packed with guards?
This synopsis report prepared by John Reid
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|Chapter Analysis of A Brush with Death|
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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- search for valuable art/artifacts
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
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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