|Plot Summary of Murder Must Advertise|
|"Peter Wimsey goes undercover in an advertising agency, and writes copy while searching for a murderer - and the murderer's link to the drug trade. "
Ivy, Resident Scholar
|"When copywriter Victor Dean falls to his death down a spiral staircase in the respected British advertising firm of Pym's, the fatality looks accidental. However, the victim's sister finds a suspicious half-written letter among his effects and prevails upon the head of the firm to hire private investigator Lord Peter Wimsey undercover as a copywriter so he can look into the case. It turns out there is much more to the death, and the victim's life, than meets the eye, and several more deaths (as well as a beating of Wimsey's brother-in-law, Chief-Inspector Parker) ensue. Wimsey also gets to enjoy creating ad campaigns and a spirited game of cricket. A delightful look inside an advertising agency as well as an engaging tale from the middle of Sayers's Lord Peter series."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Murder Must Advertise|
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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 - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
- Somewhat obvious
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in that culture
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- champion of justice
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
- an organization
Motive of antagonist
The antagonists are:
- Drug kingpins
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
Unusual forms of death
- run over
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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