Murder by Other Means by John Scalzi

Murder by Other Means

The Dispatcher #2

John Scalzi

105 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction fantasy mystery science fiction adventurous dark tense fast-paced
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Welcome to the new world, in which murder is all but a thing of the past. Because when someone kills you, 999 times out of 1,000, you instantly come back to life. In this world, there are dispatchers—licensed killers who step in when you’re at ris...

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Community Reviews Summary of 1,390 reviews

Moods

mysterious 81%
dark 62%
adventurous 56%
tense 45%
funny 15%
challenging 5%
emotional 5%
reflective 2%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%
relaxing 1%
sad 1%

Pace

fast 73%
medium 26%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 70% | A mix: 23% | Character: 6%

Strong character development?

No: 66% | Yes: 16% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 24% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 67% | No: 21% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 53% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 15% | N/A: 2%

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3.94

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