Murder on the Flying Scotsman Book Summary and Study Guide

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It is 1923 and Flying Scotsman, the famous train between London and Edinburg, is on its way to Scotland. Aboard the train are all the relatives of weathly and very elderly Alistair McGowan who has summoned them to visit him. Everyone hopes that Alistair is about to change his will in their favor except for his brother Albert who is currently the sole heir. When Albert is murdered in his train compartment, everyone in the family becomes a suspect. Fortunately, Daisy Dalrymple is also on board, and she and handsome Detective Inspector Alec Fletcher set out to find the killer.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   1900-1920's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Murder of certain profession?    -   "All in the family" murder Kind of investigator    -   british mystery (I say!) Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   moving train

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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