|Plot Summary of Sweet Poison|
|"In England during the summer of 1935 the Duke of Mersham is hosting an informal but very influential dinner parties, attempting to improve Anglo-German relations. A guest, General Sir Alistair Craig VC swallows poison in the port just as Lord Edward Corinthe and a journalist Verity Browne arrive late at the table.
This is the first in a series of novels featuring the dilettante Lord Corinthe and the very communist Verity Browne. "
Alan J. Bishop, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Sweet Poison|
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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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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