|Plot Summary of The Alpine Christmas|
|"The little town of Alpine, Washington is covered in snow, and its residents are busy preparing for Christmas. Then a woman's leg is fished out of the local river. Soon another woman's frozen body is found. Emma Lord, the editor of the Alpine Advocate weekly paper, seeks to find the murderer and uncovers a scandal which involves one of Alpine's oldest families."
Linda Bertland, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Alpine Christmas|
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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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in small town
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- Pacific NW
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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