|Plot Summary of Trojan Gold|
When art historian Vicky Bliss receives a picture of a woman wearing the mythical Trojan gold, she is instantly intrigued. She begins searching for the origin of the picture, and her search leads her to a small German town where she and six of her colleagues had met for a meeting the year before. Vicky is at first surprised by the changes made at the resort, as well as the arrival of four of the five historians who had attended previously. When the new and newly-widowed wife of the man who sent the picture asks for help, Vicky is hesitant, but her companions insist on aiding the woman--if for no other reasons than pride and vanity and clout for their respective museums. When a body is found in the backyard of Vicky's Munich home, she knows things have gone too far, but she has begun to suspect that her recently-reappeared occasional lover, Sir John Smythe (or at least that's what he calls himself), has more to do with the plot than he let on; her ex-boyfriend Tony has been arrested, and her boss Schmidt has plopped down in the middle of things. Vicky stays, but at her own risk ...
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|Chapter Analysis of Trojan Gold|
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 - 10%
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?
- best friend
Murder of certain profession?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- search for valuable art/artifacts
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
- falling off
- skiing off
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Explicit sex in book?
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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