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Killer Plots...Killer Discussions

Does your book group avoid Mysteries thinking there isn't anything to discuss?

Try one of these...

    Killer Smile By Lisa Scottoline

    What is motivating Mary to go to such lengths to unravel the mystery surrounding Brandolini's death?

    Girls By Frederick Busch

    Why is this novel set in winter?

    Maisie Dobbs By Jacqueline Winspear

    How does the author create Maisie's character so quickly and successfully ?

    Little Scarlet by Walter Mosley

    Are Easy's feelings about the Class divide still applicable today? How? Why?

    Gaudy Night By Dorothy Sayers

    Is this a mystery? Why or why not?

    The Flanders Panel By Arturo Perez-Reverte

    Who killed the knight?

    For the Sake of Elena by Elizabeth George

    Who, among the cast of suspects ,had the most reason to kill Elena?

    The House Gun by Nadine Gordimer

    Did Duncan receive a fair sentence? Has justice been served?

    A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss

    Who is the most honorable businessman, Jonathan Wild or Nathan Adelman?

    The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

    What elements of this novel transcend the classic detective genre?

    Felicia's Journey by William Trevor

    Is Mr. Hilditch a sympathetic figure?

    A Brother's Blood by Michael C. White

    Why does the author choose to tell this story from a female point of view?

    Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

    Can we escape the past? Are we a sum of our experiences? Is justice always lawful?

    Perfume by Patric Susskind

    Despite Grenouille's bizarre obsession and murderous behavior, does the author manage to create a sympathetic character?

    To the Bone by Neil McMahon

    Is there something about Monk's personality that preclude intimate relationships?


Library Journal 11/01/04 and readinggroupguides.com

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