|Plot Summary of Dying To Get Her Man|
DYING TO GET HER MAN
Fawcett, May 2002, 6.99, 256 pp.
Jennifer Marsh is a writer who wants one of her mystery books published so badly she's afraid to tell her boyfriend she loves him for fear it will take time away from her writing. However, when Journalist Sam Culpepper's ex-girlfriend comes to him for help. Jennifer is not only angry but also jealous that her boyfriend is allowing her stay with him.
To take her mind off her troubles, Jennifer tries to find out if Suzanne Gray committed suicide like everyone believes or if she was murdered. Sam's ex-girlfriend Belle horns in on the investigation and eventually moves in with Jennifer after Sam's home is burglarized. When somebody tries to shoot Belle, Jennifer decides she must shift her focus if she is ever to get the third wheel out of their lives.
DYING TO GET HER MAN will definitely appeal to the cozy and amateur sleuth crowd. The heroine is humorous, spunky and loyal, serving as an ideal role model. Judy Fitzwater injects a lot of humor in her novel but she definitely knows how to create a fascinating story line that will keep readers interested in finding out what is really going on.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Dying To Get Her Man|
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
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
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 lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Deep South
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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