|Plot Summary of A Veiled Antiquity|
|"When town recluse Marie Dijon is found dead at the bottom of the stairs to her basement, Torie O'Shea, amatuer genealogist for New Kassel, smells something funny. It wasn't like Marie was that old, she was only in her mid-fifties. When Torie gets a chance to snoop around the house, she finds clues that point to her hunch. It seems that Marie was more than just a recluse, but one with money and a family tree with royal roots all the way to Charlemagne. When someone tries to dig up Marie's grave, everyone agrees Torie's hunch is right. Complicating matters is Sheriff Brooke who has started to date Torie's mother and does not like it when Torie snoops around. Could Marie's family past hold the clue to her murder?"
Abby White, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Veiled Antiquity|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
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?
- life in small town
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- an average amount
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Part of a series?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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