|Plot Summary of Murder on the Flying Scotsman|
It is 1923 and Flying Scotsman, the famous train between London and Edinburg, is on its way to Scotland. Aboard the train are all the relatives of weathly and very elderly Alistair McGowan who has summoned them to visit him. Everyone hopes that Alistair is about to change his will in their favor except for his brother Albert who is currently the sole heir. When Albert is murdered in his train compartment, everyone in the family becomes a suspect. Fortunately, Daisy Dalrymple is also on board, and she and handsome Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher set out to find the killer.
This synopsis report prepared by Linda Bertland
|Chapter Analysis of Murder on the Flying Scotsman|
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 - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
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?
- nearly 100%
Murder of certain profession?
- "All in the family" murder
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- moving train
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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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