|Plot Summary of No Accounting for Murder|
Feisty Suzanne McTavish learns of the death of her 80 year-old client just 24 hours after she discovers that the woman's accounts have been raided. $2.4 million is missing. Death by natural causes says old Doc Spears. No way, says Suzanne.
She convinces authorities to autopsy, but before results are in, she digs up scandalous family secrets: infidelity, collusion, a murder twelve years old, and $1 million in gold. Motives abound and careers are at stake in tiny Barkerville, Oregon. Each of the five suspects wants her stopped. Which one is the killer?
Meanwhile, two men vie for her attention. One is eligible, the other is not; one is trustworthy, the other is dangerous. How does 50 year-old Suzanne handle romance while solving a crime?
This synopsis report prepared by Shirley Gooch
|Chapter Analysis of No Accounting for Murder|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 50%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
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
- local police w/ IQ of a houseplant
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in small town
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- small businessman
- Pacific NW
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Explicit sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- actual description of sex
Unusual forms of death
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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