4:50 From Paddington (What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!) Book Summary and Study Guide

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Elspeth McGillicuddy had just witnessed a murder on the train passing hers. A woman was being strangled! But no one believed her except her friend Jane Marple. Fortunately, the old spintster Marple was surprisingly adept at solving criminal puzzles. The only problem was, where were she going to start, when there was no body, no motive and and no knowledge of the victim's identity?
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   poisoning Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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