|Plot Summary of Howard's Price|
Tom Howard accepts a tenure at a large university. It turns out that he has been hired not for his scholastic ability but for his investigative skills. A rapist and possible murderer are on the loose in the university grounds.
This synopsis report prepared by John Reid
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|Chapter Analysis of Howard's Price|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- investigator him/herself
Murder of certain profession?
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in that culture
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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