|Plot Summary of The Last Judgement|
A painting is ordered by a man in Rome and art dealer Jonathon Argyll delivers it to him. The man views it and has a change of heart. He gives it back to Argyll to resell.
The next day the art buyer is found murdered in his trashed apartment.
As Argyll and his girlfriend, Flavia di Stephano, who is with the Italian Art Squad, are pushed into helping with the investigation, they are hampered by their French collegues when the search for the truth leads to Paris.
They uncover the victims deeply hidden family secrets dating from the Second World War and the buyer's motive for originally ordering the painting.
This synopsis report prepared by Mildred Diamant
|Chapter Analysis of The Last Judgement|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- "All in the family" murder
Kind of investigator
- husband/wife boy/girlfriend investigators
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- searching for $$$/treasure
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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