|Plot Summary of Edward Marston|
|" Jonathon Bale is a constable in the city of London and Christopher Redmayne is an architect hired to build a house in the recently destroyed city. The first couple of chapters describe the terrible fire that swept through London in 1666. Bale and Redmayne meet accidentally and Christopher is aware that Jonathon dislikes him intensely but does not know why. Bale does not know why either, except that he was a strong supporter or the former Protector, Oliver Cromwell, while Redmayne is a member of the regime now in place following the restoration of the king, Charles II. When Redmayne's employer is murdered in the cellar of the house that is being built for him Christopher immediately calls for Jonathon Bale and the couple form an alliance to solve the murder."
Penny , Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Edward Marston|
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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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Time/era of story:
- 17th century
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- almost none
Motive of antagonist
How sensitive is this character?
- mean, arrogant
- Smarter than most other characters
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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