|Plot Summary of A Misty Mourning|
A very pregnant Torie O'Shea and her great-grandmother Gert travel to West Virginia where Torie is given the Panther Run boarding house by Gert's friend, Clarissa Hart. Before 101-year-old Clarissa can explain why she left it to Torie, she's murdered. The boardinghouse is by no means a prize. It is run-down, panthers run freely through the land and it is shrouded in a superstition of a curse to whoever owns the estate.
Local Sheriff Thomas T. Justice seems to think it's Torie who murdered Clarissa. To clear her name Torie starts to look at the family members who were present for the reading of the will and the two boarders currently staying at Panther Run. An unusual photograph of a funeral and open casket steers Torie to look into the past. With help from her cousin Elliot who happens to work in the library nearby and from Gert's memory Torie hopes to crack the case and get home before her baby arrives.
This synopsis report prepared by Abby White
|Chapter Analysis of A Misty Mourning|
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 - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 40%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- very upbeat
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- investigator him/herself
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- cooped up in spooky house
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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