|Plot Summary of Puss in Boots|
This series by Ed McBain stars Matthew Hope, an attorney in Calusa, Florida. This book is early in the series as it states it is Matthew's first criminal case. A woman is killed on her way home from work. She is a film producer and it seems like someone doesn't like the film she is making. However, all clues seem to point to her husband. He insists he didn't do it. Matthew believes him. It begins to look more and more like someone didn't want something in the film revealed. What was it?
This synopsis report prepared by BethG
|Chapter Analysis of Puss in Boots|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 20%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
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:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Proving innocence of very obvious suspect
- Killer purposely leaves clues
Kind of investigator
- police procedural, American
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- a lawyer creature
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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