|Plot Summary of No Such Thing As A Good Blind Date--A Brandy Alexander Mystery|
After moving back to South Philadelphia,28 year old Brandy Alexander has just bought the house she grew up in. Now she's broke and jobless, so when an old high school buddy offers to fix her plumbing in exchange for free room and board, Brandy reluctantly agrees. Her reluctance stems from the fact that her old friend, Toodie, is a little on the eccentric side. Her reluctance turns to full-scale freak-out when she finds a dismembered body in a freezer that Toodie had left in her garage. Toodie has gone on the run, but contacts Brandy and begs her to help prove his innocence.
Brandy turns to an acquaintance, the sexy, mysterious Nick Santiago, to help her gather information for Toodie. Brandy's ex-boyfriend, the now-married Bobby DiCarlo, a detective on the Philadelphia police force (who is still in love with her and wants to keep her safe) tries to keep Brandy from investigating this crime, but Brandy is determined to help Toodie. Her life is quickly endangered when the guy who set Toodie up surfaces and begins to terrorize her. To add to Brandy's misery, Bobby's jealous wife is stalking her! Brandy is further unnerved when she discovers the identity of the headless victim.
Brandy is scared but determined to help her friend. She is also battling her growing feelings for Nick and her unresolved ones for Bobby. And in-between hair-raising, death-defying experiences, she goes on some of the worst blind dates ever!
This synopsis report prepared by Shelly Fredman
|Chapter Analysis of No Such Thing As A Good Blind Date--A Brandy Alexander Mystery|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 40%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very humorous
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- local police w/ IQ of a houseplant
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
- Dirty, dangerous (like New York)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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