|Plot Summary of Naked Once More|
Jacqueline Kirby, librarian turned successful romance writer, competes with five other authors for the privalege of composing the sequel to Kathleen Darcy's famed novel Naked on the Ice. Darcy mysteriously disappeared 7 years earlier and has been declared legally dead. Her agent, Booten Stokes, has in his possession a file containing the plotline for each chapter of the sequel. Jacqueline, of course, wins the competition and moves from NYC to a small town in the Appalachian mountains where she will live in Kathleen's cottage, read the author's notes and create a winning sequel.
However, accidents befall Jacqueline, mirroring those that befell Kathleen prior to her "death". Jacqueline decides to investigate the truth of what really happened to Kathleen. She speaks with various townpeople, including Kathleen's obsequious brother, kind sister, addled mother, lover and ex-lover. She meets a bookstore owner in town who is obsessed with Kathleen, wondering if she "is" Kathleen. But, when the woman is killed, Jacqueline continues to search for clues, interviewing people and searching through Kathleen's copious notes and painstakingly copied papers.
This synopsis report prepared by Samantha S.
|Chapter Analysis of Naked Once More|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- solving long-past murder
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- librarian or superKlausner
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
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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