|Plot Summary of Tip of the Halo|
|"Nancy Sereda was found dead in the library of the Catholic School Board building in the town of St. Michael, Alberta. Nancy was head of the Department of Curriculum Services and a very powerful person at the board in a time of educational reform, restructuring, budget cuts, and job layoffs. Solving the crime is up to Staff Sargent Dan Laurenson and his team from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in this first novel by R. F. Darion. "
Linda Bertland, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Tip of the Halo|
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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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- nearly 100%
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, British
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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