|Plot Summary of The Hollow|
Hercule Poirot is disgusted by the crude humor his hostess displays by arranging a "murder" scene to unfold as he arrives. Too bad it was real... When Poirot realizes the man with the gunshot wound is really dying, he rushes over just in time to hear the man gasp a name: "Henrietta." Poirot first suspects the wife of the crime, then the mistress, and every other family member and servant in turn. He finally realizes that every clue, rather than leading him toward a suspect, leads him away from one particular person... Poirot's curiosity and desire for the truth grow. He must know who killed John Angkatell.
This synopsis report prepared by Christina Olson
|Chapter Analysis of The Hollow|
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
How difficult to spot villain?
- Moderately Challenging
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- Killer purposely leaves clues
Kind of investigator
- british mystery (I say!)
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings towards lover
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?
- private investigator
- fancy mansion
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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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