|Plot Summary of Midnight in Ruby Bayou|
|"A large, valuable ruby known as the Heart of Midnight is stolen from a Russian museum & goes missing. The Russian mafia thinks an American jewelery designer has the gem & are intent on recovering it...at any cost. The story centers on the female designer & her male bodyguard, hired by her brother. They end up in Ruby Bayou in South Carolina, which is his boyhood home. She has been commissioned to design a necklace for her friends wedding. They begin putting the pieces of the puzzle together to discover who has the ruby & why. The storyline is a good mixture of suspence/mystery & romance."
Kim Mills, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Midnight in Ruby Bayou|
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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 - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- search for gems/treasure/money
General Crime (including known murderer)
- private investigator
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- missing body parts/abilities
- emotionally unstable
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
- foreign organized crime
How sensitive is this character?
- mean, arrogant
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- bulging muscles
- Pacific NW
- fancy mansion
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of sex
- descript. of other female areas
- descript. of male nudity
- rape (yeech!)
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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