|Plot Summary of The Dead of Jericho|
|"Another entry in the series about the Oxford detective, Morse and his sergeant, Lewis. Morse meets a woman at a party and is attracted to her (Morse is always falling in love!). One day, he happens to be near her house, so he goes to visit, but no one appears to be in. Then he discovers that she was home and she was dead. The verdict is suicide (Morse's romances never work out).
Morse and Lewis investigate. Morse is not sure that she killed herself. In any case, he wants to find out why she did it. He is sad about what could have been.
As always, Morse is witty and grumpy, and too short with the loyal and sensible Lewis."
Fenella, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Dead of Jericho|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 70%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Tone of story
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
- police procedural, British
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- business executive
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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