|Plot Summary of A Comedy of Heirs|
|"Torie O'Shea's, an amateur genealogist for New Kassel, has to host the annual December O'Shea family reunion. Setting things up and making sure everything goes right is important for any family event, but Torie hasn't been feeling herself lately. To complicate matters further, someone has sent her 50-year-old newspaper clippings describing the unsolved murder of her great-grandfather who was shot on his front porch-with his family still inside. This is news to Torie, everyone knew Grandpa Keith had been killed in a hunting accident, or was he? Torie has to get to the bottom of things and shakes more than just the family tree. "
Abby White, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Comedy of Heirs|
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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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 50%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- solving long-past murder
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)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Part of a series?
- 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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