|Plot Summary of Goose in the Pond|
Benni discovers the body of an aquaintance. Her husband, the police chief is investigating, His son appears on the doorstep, followed by one of Benni's cousins; instant houseguests! Then Grandma Dove moves in after a fight with her sister! There's a storytelling festival going on and the murderer may be one of Benni's lifelong friends who may or may not be a storyteller. Why can't Benni keep her nose out of the crime? No one will let her! They assume that since she's the police chief's wife she knows everything! Benni tries to keep her nose clean but ends up smack in the middle anyway to solve the crime.
This synopsis report prepared by Lisa Kitchell
Benni Harper investigates the death of a storyteller in San Celina and discovers a blackmail plot.
This synopsis report prepared by Christine G.
|Chapter Analysis of Goose in the Pond|
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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
- Somewhat obvious
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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