|Plot Summary of Something Wicked|
Retired professor Andrew Bassnet is staying in his nephew's house in the village of Godlingham while his nephew is in Paris. Andrew enjoys the quiet village and the company of his new neighbors. Then, during a heavy snowstorm, the electric power goes off, and Andrew finds a dead body in his cold, dark house. This murder bears a remarkable resemblance to an unsolved murder which took place in the village ten years before, and Andrew is drawn into searching for the solutions for both crimes.
This synopsis report prepared by Linda Bertland
|Chapter Analysis of Something Wicked|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- nearly 100%
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
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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