|Plot Summary of C is for Corpse|
In this third book of the Kinsey Millhone series, Kinsey meets Bobby Callahan at the gym, where he is scarred and struggling back to life after a car forced his Porsche over the edge of a canyon. The accident has battered his body and muddled his memory. All he remembers is that someone, for some reason, would like to see him dead.
Desperate for clues about his own past life and certain he is being stalked, he asks Kinsey to protect him. Kinsey can't resist the brave kid as she likes him. But the killer can't resist Bobby either, and Kinsey has to find clues fast or Bobby will be dead soon.
This synopsis report prepared by Boppy
Kinsey Millhone is back in the third book by Sue Grafton. Here she meets Bobby Callahan in the gym after a car crash nearly killed him. Convinced that someone was trying to kill him, and struggling to regain his memory after the crash, he hires Kinsey to find out who is after him. Three days later Bobby is dead, and now Kinsey being hired to stop a killing. Fast read, great book. Grafton did not let me down.
This synopsis report prepared by Darcey
|Chapter Analysis of C is for Corpse|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 15%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 15%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- "All in the family" murder
- Big focus on forensic evidence
Kind of investigator
- hard boiled/private eye
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
- run over
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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