|Plot Summary of Murder in China Red|
A Chinese private detective from Beijing now living in New York City learns that a woman once loved is found murdered in a hotel room with another man. He uses his knowledge of the streets, his fists, and contacts, and his brains to track down the murderer(s). This is not a novel for those who love computer-solved crimes or forensics. It is a Chandleresque-type mystery and I loved it.
This synopsis report prepared by Mayuree Busranant
|Chapter Analysis of Murder in China Red|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- best friend
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- character killed during/after sexing
Kind of investigator
- hard boiled/private eye
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
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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