|Plot Summary of A Hopeless Case |
|"Jane daSilva will inherit a huge amount of money from her uncle's estate provided that she continues his work at the Foundation for Righting Wrongs. Jane must find a case of injustice which requires investigative skills to correct, bring justice to the person involved, and prove to the estate's trustees that she has done this in the manner her uncle intended. At first, Jane has trouble finding a suitably hopeless case, but then she finds a deserving young woman, a twenty year old mystery, and some people who are perfectly willing to kill her to prevent her from finding the solution. "
Linda Bertland, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Hopeless Case |
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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 - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- nearly 100%
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- theft/fraud investigation
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
- 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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