|Plot Summary of The Roman Hat Mystery |
|" Monte Field was found murdered in the Roman Theater shortly before the second act of the play. There were a number of strange facts about the case. First, there were seven empty seats surrounding the murdered man Second, Field's top hat was missing. But, a thorough search of the theater and audience revealed nothing. Third, Field had many enemies. Some of them, coincidentally enought, were in the audience. But the most importnt clue of all, the missing silk top hat, could't be found. Inspector Queen was baffled. So, he called in his son for help.
This is the first book in the Ellery Queen series. The main character in the story, Ellery, is the son of the police commisioner. He is brought in to help his father crack the case.
How was a man murdered in a theater full of people? "
Yosef Shapiro, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Roman Hat Mystery |
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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 - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
Part of a series?
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?