|Plot Summary of Name Dropping|
|"Nancy Stern is a preschool teacher whose personal life is in a rut. Things start to look up when she gets a bouquet from an unknown admirer. Then she learns that another woman named Nancy Stern, a beautiful celebrity journalist has moved in upstairs, and the flowers are for her. Against her better judgement, preschool Nancy accepts a blind date that she knows is for the other Nancy, and falls for the guy, Bill Harris. But when the glamourous Nancy turns up dead, preschool Nancy learns that Bill is actually a police officer who was sent to investigate her beautiful neighbor. Then Nancy realizes that the killer made a mistake, and she was the real target, not her neighbor. With her life in langer, Nancy and Bill must discover who wants to kill Nancy and why."
fran laniado, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Name Dropping|
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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 - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very humorous
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
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
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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