|Plot Summary of The Celtic Riddle: An Archaeological Mystery|
|"Late Irish business magnate Eamon Byrne speaks to his dysfunctional family on videotape at the reading of his will. Byrne attempts to force his family to work together by giving each one a line from an ancient Celtic epic poem. Taken together, the lines lead to a great treasure, which can only be found if the family pulls together and shares the clues. Drawn into this mess are Lara McClintoch, a Toronto antique dealer, and her associate Alex Stewart, who become involved in the treasure hunt as a lark and as an excuse to explore the lovely County Kerry countryside. When the hunt turns deadly, amateur sleuths Lara and Alex can't resist the temptation to ferret out the killer."
Pixie Shot, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Celtic Riddle: An Archaeological 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 - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- "All in the family" murder
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- searching for $$$/treasure
- search for valuable art/artifacts
- search for gems/treasure/money
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
- small businessman
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
- a lawyer creature
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a moderate amount
Motive of antagonist
- Average intelligence
- very athletic
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
Unusual forms of death
- dropped from large heights
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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