Murder Stalks a Mansion Book Summary and Study Guide

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A recently-widowed young woman opens her late husband's Newport, RI mansion as an expensive inn. The Inn at Kenwood becomes a murder scene while the wealthy Hargreave family is celebrating a family anniversary. As with an Agatha Christie type mystery, everyone is a suspect, and red herrings are everywhere. The inn-keeper, an attractive young woman, has to cope with her Inn getting unwanted publicity, a recalcitrant housekeeper, and a well-meaning but delicate mother-in-law. She doesn't believe the family member arrested initially is the murderer and probes the clues, while Lt. Nightingale of the Newport police doesn't want her assistance. He is, however, sympathetic to her situation...and finds himself attracted to her.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 70%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Murder of certain profession?    -   "All in the family" murder Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   running a business/making a living Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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