|Plot Summary of The Tattoo Murder Case|
|"Kinue Nomura, scion of a family of Japanese tattooers, is brutally murdered after World War II, and her torso, containing a very beautiful tattoo, goes missing. Kenzo Matsushita, a forensics specialist and brother of Tokyo Police Chief Detective Daiyu Matsushita, is the most interested in solving the case, for he loved Kinue in the last days of her life. Enter Kyosuke Kamizu - Kenzo's old college friend, a fellow forensics guy known as the "Boy Genius" for his very high IQ and who has a permanent hatred of criminals. When he steps up to the investigation, he and the others will be surprised at what they find out the real fate of Kinue Nomura was...
This book is a page-turner - like the heroes, you will be surprised at who the real murderer and victim were!"
Sergio Mendoza, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Tattoo Murder Case|
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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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Genius (really!)
- healthy but a geeky weakling
Motive of antagonist
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
How many deaths?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog