Fruit of the Poisoned Tree Book Summary and Study Guide

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When Peggy Lee, botanist and owner of the Potting Shed, an urban gardener's paradise in downtown Charlotte, NC sees her friend die in a fiery crash off of an intertstate ramp, she has no idea that she will be involved in trying to find his killer and protect his wife from being arrested for the crime. Between trying to keep the Potting Shed alive in the winter months and take her Great Dane, Shakespeare, to obedience classes, Peggy's life is already full.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 80%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   teacher Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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