Kansas Troubles Book Summary and Study Guide

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Albenia (Benni) Harper travels to Kansas to meet new husband San Celina Police Chief Gabriel Ortiz' family. At a party introducing her to Gabe's friends, Tyler Brown, an aspiring country singer and former member of the local Amish community who has been shunned, is murdered during a party game in the corn fields. All signs point to one of the party goers.
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The review of this Book prepared by Abby White

Benni Harper travels with her new husband Gabriel Ortiz to Kansas and the farm where he grew up. But the honeymoon is over very quickly when a folk singer, ex-Amish, is murdered during a family party and Benni decides to investigate.
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Chapter Analysis of Kansas Troubles

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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Murder of certain profession?    -   artists Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect 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:    -   farmer    -   teacher Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references Unusual forms of death    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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