Death Stalks the Khmer Book Summary and Study Guide

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A Cambodian refugee couple, the Hahn Lys, are shot and killed in their apartment near Seattle. Sleuth Bridget O'Hern who has worked with the Southeast Asian Advocacy Agency where Ly worked, is asked to be a liaison between the Khmer (Cambodian) community and the police investigating the murders. Bridg must learn about the horrors of the Khmer Rouge times in order to help solve the homicides.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   "All in the family" murder    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   40's-50's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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