Lead a Horse to Murder Book Summary and Study Guide

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A traveling vet by the name of Jessica Popper was on a normal routine on a neighboring polo horse farm. When finished looking over the horse, she sat with the owners and watched polo players play along the field. It happened quite suddenly-a famous professional player falls off his horse and unto the ground. As they each run to see if the man is unhurt, it turns out he had died quite unexpectedly as he had taken many falls before.
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Jessica begins to investigate his death after she finds out that he was actually murdered. With her live-in boyfriend trying to convince her not to look into his death, Dr. Jessica Popper keeps up with her traveling vet business and tries not to end up as the murderer's next kill.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Murder of certain profession?    -   athletes Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   local police w/ IQ of a houseplant    -   Big focus on autopsies Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   animal antics Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lots of descript of animal care Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

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

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