|Plot Summary of From Doon with Death |
|"This was Ruth Rendell's first published book and her reader's first introduction to Chief Inspector Wexford and Inspector Burden and the Sussex district of Kingsmarkham. A young housewife is reported missing to Inspector Burden by her husband who has come home from work for the first time in nine years to an empty house and no meal on the table. Margaret Parson's life was very dull but when a few days later her body is discovered in a local wood Wexford rethinks his conclusion as a great passion is revealed. Who is the mysterious Doon who gave Margaret books when she was still a schoolgirl dedicated with such powerful love? There are few suspects who fit the profile of Doon though there is little doubt that this lover from the past is responsible for the murder."
Penny , Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of From Doon with Death |
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Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
How much violence does he/she use?
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?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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