|Plot Summary of Shooting Gallery|
|" Something seems to be seriously awry with San Francisco's art community. Annie Kincaid, an ex-art forger-gone-straight, breaks the news that the “sculpture” hanging from a tree in an art gallery's grisly new garden exhibition is actually an all-too-real corpse. Then Annie hears that an old friend of her father's, the successful, reclusive sculptor Robert Pascal, has been accused of stealing his own work back from its rightful owners. For a hefty fee, Annie agrees to try to talk the artist into returning the massive marble carving, but there is more to this case than first meets the eye. Annie soon finds out that the cantankerous old man claims to be “repairing” large numbers of sculptures imported from Latin America, and that the original “stolen” statue has been replaced with a copy.
Meanwhile, a Chagall painting is stolen from the Brock Museum, and Annie's old friend Bryan is accused of being in on the fix. To track down the missing Chagall, she'll need the dubious assistance of a certain sexy art thief. And if Michael—or whatever his real name may be—isn't distraction enough, Annie's mother shows up in town, acting strangely. Annie's got to solve these mysteries, and fast—because art is long, but life can be very, very short.
Julie Lewis , Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Shooting Gallery|
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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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very humorous
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
- Drug kingpins
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
How many deaths?
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript