|Plot Summary of Deveron Hall|
|"Lisa Marsden goes to her mother's ancestral home in the Sottish Highlands. When Lisa was a child her parents sent her to live in California while they made a film in London. To celebrate the completion of the film, Lisa's parents throw a house party. The party is crashed when Lisa's father is found stabbed and with his wife standing next to him with the knife in her hands. She was judged criminally insane and sent to an asylum. Lisa believes her mother is innocent and is trying to prove it. However, there is someone who wants Lisa to quit investigating and go away. After Lisa's own life is threatened, she knows for sure that there is still evil lurking at Deveron Hall and she must face danger to obtain justice. "
Kristy Pastore, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Deveron Hall|
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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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 60%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- cooped up in spooky house
- solving long-past murder
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
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
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
Motive of antagonist
- fancy mansion
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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