|Plot Summary of The Treason of the Ghosts|
|"Medieval sleuth Hugh Corbett is dispatched to the town of Melford by his king,Edward I, to solve some bizarre killings. Corbett is the Keeper of the King's seal and his companions are Ranulf-atte-Newgate and a groom called Chanson. Five years earlier a local Knight was hanged for the murders of several women. Now the killing has begun again. Two more girls of the town have been garrotted.
Was Sir Roger Chapelys innocent, despite overwhelming evidence and witnesses? One man stood up in court and defended Chapelys, a poacher whom the jury chose not to believe. This man disappeared shortly after the execution and his widow believes he was murdered. There are other brutal killings in the town; the miller, who was foreman of the jury, is decapitated and another jury member beaten to death in his own barn. "
Penny , Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Treason of the Ghosts|
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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%
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- middle ages
Kind of investigator
- skilled 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:
- a little/some
Motive of antagonist
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
How many deaths?
- 8 or more
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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