Glutton for Punishment Book Summary and Study Guide

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Charly Poisson is very French and very quirky. He owns the best (and only) French restaurant in Van Buren County, upstate New York. When Patty the Pastry Chef's friend, Amanda, seemingly commits suicide, Charly knows it was murder and sets out to catch the killer. Charly is an endearing character, somewhat reminiscent of Hercule Poirot. The book is well plotted, filled with believable small town characters---and the accompanying recipes for French Country food are fabulous!
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   poisoning Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   60's-90's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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