|Plot Summary of Murder on Rye|
Lindsay Roberts, a young American woman is sent to England to work for a plastics supply corporation which supplies parts to Ford and Jaguar. She becomes involved with a musician, Colin Evans, who is an entertainer on the Strand in London, England.
Her firm rents her flat from Chief Inspector Ian Marsden of Scotland Yard. Lindsay and Marsden become good friends. Marsden begins to suspect Evans of foul-play and murder.
This synopsis report prepared by Shirley A. Prather
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|Chapter Analysis of Murder on Rye|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
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?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in small town
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- a lawyer creature
- climbing on trails
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
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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