|Plot Summary of Poirot Loses a Client|
When Hercule Poirot receives a letter requesting his investigative assistance, he quickly responds. However, the woman no longer needs his services, he finds, because she died before the letter was mailed! Poirot investigates her death with the help of Captain Hastings, and the two soon conclude that Emily Arundell was murdered. The pair must act quickly to expose the murderer and prevent another death.
This synopsis report prepared by Christina Olson
|Chapter Analysis of Poirot Loses a Client|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
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?
- nearly 100%
Murder of certain profession?
- "All in the family" murder
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- life in small town
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- private investigator
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
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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