|Plot Summary of A Murder Is Announced|
A newspaper ad in the small town of Chipping Cleghorn announces that a murder will take place that very evening at the home of Letitia Blacklock. This comes as a surprise to the residents of Miss Blacklock's home, but they assume it is some sort of joke or party idea. Accordingly, many townspeople turn up that night, expecting a murder mystery party. But, to everyone's surprise, when the lights go out, a true murder is committed. The victim is unknown to everyone, and the local police are stumped. Fortunately, Miss Marple just happens to be in the neighborhood...
This synopsis report prepared by Steph
|Chapter Analysis of A Murder Is Announced|
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 - 20%
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?
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)
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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