|Plot Summary of The Nine Tailors|
On a snowy New Years eve, Lord Peter Wimsey and his valet Bunter have a minor car accident, stranding themselves in the snow-bound flats of Norfolk. Finding their way to the nearest village, Wimsey helps out at a bell ringing to call in the New Year. Months later, the same village is brought to the noble sleuth's attention when he learns of an unidentified person who died in an unknown manner and was buried in someone elses grave. Wimsey can't help but be interested.
This novel discusses country village life long gone. There is also a mystery of missing jewels that Wimsey must sort out.
This synopsis report prepared by Alan J. Bishop
|Chapter Analysis of The Nine Tailors|
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 - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in small town
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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