|Plot Summary of The Old Fox Deceiv'd|
|"On a foggy night in January, Gemma Temple was murdered as she was on her way to a Twelfth Night party. But maybe her name wasn't Gemma Temple. She had come to this small town of Rackmoor to convince wealthy Sir Titus Crael that she was really his ward, Dillys March, who had left the town 15 years earlier. She had come back to claim money which was owed to her. It is now up to Inspector Richard Jury and his friend, Melrose Plant, to find the murderer by digging up long-buried family secrets and uncovering hidden resentments in this small seaside community. "
Linda Bertland, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Old Fox Deceiv'd|
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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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- "All in the family" murder
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?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
- 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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