|Plot Summary of The Murder Artist|
|"Alex Callahan is a successful news correspondent. He is also an estranged husband and absentee father. Given custody of his six-year-old twin sons for a month, Alex takes them on a trip to a Renaissance festival. The twins disappear during a jousting event, and a frantic search begins.
The search reaches nationwide proportions, but media attention gradually fades as leads and suspects come to nothing. Eventually, the children are assumed dead by everyone but Alex, whose personal efforts to hunt down the kidnapper lead him from his home in Washington, D.C. to New Orleans and L.A. Alex connects the kidnapping of his sons to several other kidnapping/murder cases across the country, and realizes there is a deadline on his sons' lives. "
Steph, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Murder Artist|
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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 - 70%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- escape/rescue from kidnappers
General Crime (including known murderer)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- just the right amount
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a little/some
Motive of antagonist
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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