|Plot Summary of Good Morning, Midnight|
Palinurus Maciver was the name given both to the father and the son. They had something more in common in that they both died in the same room of the same house and in the same way. But this was no inherited disease. They both committed suicide on the same date, ten years apart, using rifles that were identical and with a copy of Emily Dickinson's collected poems open on the desk in front of them. They both died to the sound of Schumann's Childhood Themes.
Peter Pascoe was given twenty-four hours to prove that there were suspicious circumstances in the death of Pal the younger before the case was handed over to the suicide squad. He and Wieldy and Novello delve into the backgrounds of the Maciver family and their business connections A further death confirms that crimes have been committed. The identity of a key witness is discovered by a policeman with a quick eye for a fine pair of buttocks.
This synopsis report prepared by Ray Audrey
|Chapter Analysis of Good Morning, Midnight|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- solving long-past murder
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, British
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
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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