The Spare Man by Mary Robinette Kowal

The Spare Man

Mary Robinette Kowal

fiction mystery science fiction mysterious slow-paced

384 pages | first published 2022

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With all the glittering banter of 1930s noir, this novel takes class, privilege, and identity theft and wraps them inside a murder mystery. Tesla Crane, heiress to the Crane fortune, and Shalmanseer Steward, a retired private detective, are on the...
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Summary of 10 reviews

Moods

adventurous 100%
mysterious 100%
funny 80%
hopeful 40%
lighthearted 40%
emotional 20%
reflective 20%
tense 20%

Pace

medium 80%
fast 20%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 60% | A mix: 40%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 25% | Yes: 25%

Average rating

3.94

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