|Plot Summary of Murder in The Forum|
|"Elderly Libertus doesn't have much luck. Not only does he recognize the body that's been dragged to death as his patron's slave, but the owner of the carriage is an amazingly powerful patrician who wants him to summon his patron, the Governor's assistant, Marcus Septimus. Marcus is visiting his paramour and will not take kindly to an interruption. But the visitor is Perennis Felix, a favourite of the Emperor.
Felix is then poisoned at a welcoming banquet. Libertus must discover who the murderer is before the Emperor finds out. But Felix had a lot of enemies. "
Alan J. Bishop, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Murder in The Forum|
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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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
Time/era of story:
- ancient rome
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
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
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
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