Murder in Volume Book Summary and Study Guide

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Mystery lover Dr. Megan Clark talks her historian sidekick Dr. Ryan Stevens into joining her mystery reading group, Murder by the Yard, even though his favorite reading choices are Westerns. The members of the group are experts with very definite opinions, and when one particularly disagreeable member is murdered after a meeting, Megan and Ryan (under duress) undertake to find the killer. When an earlier murder in Amarillo appears to be linked, and strange things happen to other members, Megan and Ryan must race to keep the killer from striking again. Well-plotted and humorous with a developing romance between odd couple Megan and Ryan.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% 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?    -   50% Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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