|Plot Summary of The Gallows Murders|
This “fifth journal of Sir Roger Shallot concerning certain wicked conspiracies and horrible
murders perpetuated in the reign of King Henry VIII” maintains all the excitement,
humor, and local color of the previous episodes in Michael Clynes' very cleverly presented
historical British mystery. It is 16th century England and Henry and his “crowd” are as
nervous as ever concerning royal linage problems and conspiracies. This time, the king has
received anonymous notes from someone claiming to be the real Edward (one of the little
“princes in the tower”). Needless to say, this is unsettling and Roger is called in to sort it
out. Of course, he does, but not before he finds himself involved in yet another near-deadly
pursuit. This series is very light reading, but enjoyable to historical buffs.
Bill Hobbs, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Gallows Murders|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
- middle ages
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- chronically deranged person
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
Motive of antagonist
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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