|Plot Summary of Ransom for a Killing|
|"After a decade in prison, convicted of raping a classmate, Ben Harvey, is released when DNA evidence proves his innocence. Shortly after being released, Laura Shay, his accuser, is found murdered in her apartment. Ben is the prime suspect.
Chicago Police Detective Jeremy Ransom, with the help of his elderly friend, Emily Charters, begins looking into the ten year old rape. The answer to who killed Laura Shay, will be found in the past. Who really raped Laura Shay? Why did she lie? So many unanswered questions and the answers will point directly to the rapist/murderer."
Sarah Bryson, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Ransom for a Killing|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
- wrongly convicted clearing his name
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
Motive of antagonist
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd