|Plot Summary of The Under Dog|
The famous detective M. Hercule Poirot is involved in a baffling case of a quarrel that led to the murder of Sir Reuben. According to the witness Parsons, he overheard a quarrel that supposedly took place between Sir Reuben and his nephew Charles Leverson at the end of which a loud thud was heard. The next day Sir Reuben is found dead at his study desk. The accused Charles Leverson has got no way out of the trouble as all the evidences go against him. However, Lady Astwell stands by his side. She has an intution that Charles was not involved in the murder. Instead, she accuses her secretary Mr. Trefusis of committing the crime.
This synopsis report prepared by Shashank Shekhar
|Chapter Analysis of The Under Dog|
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 - 70%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- butler provides unemotional service
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
- Big focus on forensic evidence
Any non-mystery subplot?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Unusual forms of death
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
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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