|Plot Summary of Death at His Private Zoo|
The wealthy but eccentric proprietor of a large private zoo is murdered. Who committed the crime? His wife? One of his employees? A robber or other stranger? And who is impersonating the dead owner walking the grounds at night? A puzzle with many facets that comes to a dramatic conclusion as the island zoo is threatened by floodwaters.
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|Chapter Analysis of Death at His Private Zoo|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
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?
- nearly 100%
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- searching for missing person
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
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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