|Plot Summary of Digging Up Momma|
|"Samantha Adams, journalist turned aspiring author, is preparing to leave for her Uncle George's birthday party when she receives a cryptic letter from her mother. Considering that her mother supposedly died in a plane crash over 3 decades ago, Sam immediately changes her plans and flies to Santa Fe. She meets her mother, an interior designer, who has made quite a name for herself in New Mexico, but, before she can delve into the older woman's past, her mother dies of an apparent suicide.
Sam decides to investigate, to find out what terrible event from the past could lead her mother to live in fear of her life and then, just after contacting her only daughter, to commit suicide. She interviews various neighbors, friends, and colleagues of her Mom resulting in a ransacked home and attempted murder. Events come to a header inside the depths of an abandoned turquoise mine, where Sam uncovers her mother's secrets, leading her to discover more about her own life, fears, and relationships than she ever thought possible."
Samantha S., Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Digging Up Momma|
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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 - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
Motive of antagonist
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog