|Plot Summary of The Shy Tulip Murders|
A group of dedicated environmentalists is pitted against the logging industry in a battle to prevent destruction of California's forests. Botanist Clare Sharples helps the environmental activists by locating a rare wildflower, the shy tulip, in the area where the trees are to be cut, and the group hopes that this discovery will delay the start of logging in the area. Threats are made against the activists, and one of them is murdered. Clare must find the murderer because she fears that she will become a victim, too.
This synopsis report prepared by Linda Bertland
|Chapter Analysis of The Shy Tulip Murders|
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 - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
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?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- minority/women/homosexual issues
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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