|Plot Summary of The Moor|
|"In the fourth Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes mystery, our pair travel west to the wild region of Dartmoor, partly at the request of Holmes's aged godfather, the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould. There have been reported sightings on the moor of a ghostly coach carrying a long-deceased noble lady, and a man is found dead with large paw prints on the ground near his corpse. Could it be the Hound of the Baskervilles has somehow returned? As well written as its predecessors, this mystery has a bit too much atmosphere and detail about the setting and its inhabitants, and takes too long to gather speed. Though the denouement is suitably ingenious, it's somehow not as compelling as several of the earlier books."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Moor|
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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 - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 60%
Time/era of story:
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in small town
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- champion of justice
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- thief/con artist
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
Motive of antagonist
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- dumb rednecks, like Gomer Pyle
- fancy mansion
Part of a series?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
Unusual forms of death
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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