|Plot Summary of Major Vices|
|"Judith Flynn is recruited to cater Uncle Boo Major's birthday party. The billionaire mush magnate is celebrating 75 years of sitting around and doing nothing. Enlisting the help of her cousin Renie, Judith tries to not go insane dealing with a branch of relatives they'd like to forget. When poor Boo is shot behind the closed doors of his study, Judith and Renie summon the police. Instead of the case going to Judith's homicide detective husband, it goes to his big rival. Stuck in Major Manor by an ice storm the Major family points fingers at each other while the detective bumbles his way through the investigation. With wills popping up left and right the cousins suspect the family and not trusting the police do a good job Judith enlists the help of Renie to solve the mystery of who killed Uncle Boo."
Abby White, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Major Vices|
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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 - 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?
- Somewhat obvious
Time/era of story:
- present (2000-2010)
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards family/friends
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- small businessman
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How much violence does he/she use?
- a little
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- fancy mansion
Part of a series?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
How many deaths?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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