|Plot Summary of Potter's Field|
|"We start out with Miss Edna Potter in a fictional town called Winslow, Tennessee. She has just retired from the school district that she has worked in for 40 years. At the annual teacher's meeting she stands up and tells all her peers that she is happy to be retiring and is happy to announce that she is a fully licensed private investigator complete with business cards. Everyone in the building is buzzing with the news and Miss Potter can still put the fear of God into those who are around her whether it is students or peers.
Miss Potter's first case is to find Carrie Owens, a missing teenager and when she starts turning up leads everyone in town is amazed. From buying guns to finding suspects Edna Potter is a force to be reckoned with.
Connie Rutter, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Potter's Field|
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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)
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
- skilled citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
- Deep South
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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