BOOK DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Oak Tree Press (April, 2001)
ISBN: 1892343169

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Discussion Questions for

AN AFFINITY FOR MURDER
A Lake George Mystery


Questions provided by Library Media Specialist Katherine Chansky and the Book Discussion Group at Crandall Library in Glens Falls, NY.

l. Why do you think the author set the story during the fall season at Lake George?

2. What is the author suggesting we think about “great art” and forgeries?

3. As Ellen researches her article on O’Keeffe and interviews different characters, the reader learns about O’Keeffe and her paintings. Is this welcome, interesting information? Is it enough information, too much or too little?

4. What do we learn about the artist and the world of art collectors?

5. Ellen is a complicated character. How would you describe her?

6. What gives Ellen an affinity for murder?

7. Is Kevin a good match for Ellen? Why is Ellen unsure of the relationship at times?

8. Which characters appealed to you most? Are they understandable? Which characters do you want to know better?

9. Do you have a favorite scene, passage or chapter in the book?

10. If the mystery is made into a movie, who would you cast for the main character?

11. How did the author craft the beginnings and endings of each chapter to make you want to go on reading?

12. In the end of the story, Ellen re-decorates her uncle’s living room to showcase the painting on loan. How do you read the ending of the book?

13. If you wrote a sequel to Affinity how would the story continue?

 

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