|Plot Summary of Spirit Of the Silent Butler|
AMF Limited, 2002
Elsie Saunders' family doctor molested her, her priest was having an affair with her mother, and her father killed her mother and then himself. It's a violent world and she wants to take care of the evildoers who are let out early or are untouchable under the law in an inept system. So far Elsie has taken care of the man who killed her best friend and the pediophile who raped and abused another bud. After killing three more men for similar heinous acts, Elsie goes into hiding for five years.
Her vacation is about to end when somebody using her real name calls her to inform her that young teens are being raped and beaten. Elise reconnects with her friend who is working at a car dealership run by his lover. Two women who worked there are killed, their bodies mutilated in ways too ugly to describe. It is Elise who connects the rapes with the killing and she is determined to stop the people responsible for those acts using her own brand of justice.
SPIRIT OF THE SILENT BUTLER is a very raunchy, gory and graphic in terms of violence, language and sex but they fit seamlessly into the dark theme of the story line. Elsie doesn't act like a killer but she has a strong sense of justice and is determined that any predators that come into her orbit will be eliminated using methods that are not exactly legal. Babs Lakey is a cutting edge storyteller who tells it like it is.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of Spirit Of the Silent Butler|
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 - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
- vigilante getting revenge
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- finding a known killer
If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...
- hunted by killer/stalker
- champion of justice
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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