|Plot Summary of Princess Charming|
|"Elaine and her two best friends, Jackie and Pat, have been extremely close ever since they first meet in divorce court when they were divorcing their respective spouses. Every year they take a vaction together, and this year, dispite Elaine's objections, they are taking a cruise. Elaine worries about the wall to wall meals, the smallness of her room, and the fact that many of her fellow passengers are annoying. But her problems intensify when Jackie gets sick (or is poisoned?) and Pat takes a nasty fall down some stairs. When she overhears a mysterious phone conversation, and recieves a threatening letter, Elaine realizes that someone is out to kill her and her friends. Threre are three ex-husbands to suspect, and Elaine also begins to think that Sam, her shipboard romance may be a hitman. She must race against time to find out who the killer is."
fran laniado, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Princess Charming|
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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 - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very humorous
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?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- pleasure/love boat
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
- 0 (not a murder mystery)
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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