|Plot Summary of Cold Shoulder|
|"Former Police Lieutenant Lorraine Page, is a recovering alcoholic. Her drinking has caused her marriage to breakdown and cost her her career. When she reaches her lowest point, earning her living as a hooker, a man tries to kill her with a hammer. Lorraine, now sober, discovers that there have been a series of hammer killings of prostitutes and she tries to catch the killer. La Plante's characters are great creations and her plot develops along with the thrills and spills we are used to by this author. Though sometimes downright depressing there is always the hope that Lorraine will succeed and outwit a more powerful adversary."
Penny , Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Cold Shoulder|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings of fear/loss/inadequacy
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
Motive of antagonist
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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