|Plot Summary of Cha Cha Cha|
|"Alison and her husband live a wealthy life in a upscale Connecticut suburb, but after a stock market crash, Alison's Wall Street husband loses all of his money and announces that he's leaving her. Now, Alison must work for her living for the first time ever. She gets a job as a maid for Melanie Maloney, a writer of sleazy celebrity biographies. Melanie is working on the biography of a famous actor turned U.S. senator when she turns up dead. Alison is the police's main suspect, but plenty of other people had good reson to want Melanie dead, including the subject of her new book, his daughter, and Cullie, an architecural photographer and Alison's new love interest. Alison decides to investigate the murder herself, in an attempt to clear her name. "
fran laniado, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Cha Cha Cha|
Our unique search engine provides a wealth of detail about books by breaking them down into many different literary elements, all of which are searchable (click here).
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very humorous
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- investigator him/herself
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Any non-mystery subplot?
- running a business/making a living
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?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- fancy mansion
- 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
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog