|Plot Summary of B is for Burglar|
Finding wealthy Elaine Boldt looks like it will be a fast case for Kinsey Millhone. The flashy widow was last seen wearing a $12,000 lynx coat, leaving her condo in Santa Teresa for her condo in Boca Raton. But somewhere in between there, she vanished. Kinsey's case goes from puzzling then turns sinister when a house is torched, an apartment is burgled of worthless papers, the lynx coat comes back-without Elaine. And then, Elaine's bridge partner is found dead. Soon Kinsey's clues begin to form a capital M-not for missing, but for murder; and a lot of it!
This synopsis report prepared by Boppy
Sue Grafton does it again! The second book in the series brings us right back to Kinsey Millhone (2 weeks later) following A is for Alibi. A rich widow is missing, and so is her cat. The house next door is torched and another body is discovered. Kinsey uses her witt and expertise to track down the missing widow, solve a murder, and figure out why someone would burglarize a house for credit card bills?! Fast read! Loved it!
This synopsis report prepared by Darcey
|Chapter Analysis of B is for Burglar|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 55%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Big focus on forensic evidence
- Killer purposely leaves clues
Kind of investigator
- hard boiled/private eye
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- searching for missing person
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Who's the criminal enemy here?
- catching thief
- private investigator
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
- blunt clubbing (like seals)
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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