Nine Coaches Waiting Book Summary and Study Guide

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Linda Martin, a young English orphan fresh out of school was strangly enough asked to go to France, to be an English teacher for a young nine year old boy.
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After arriving at the large estate, she finds the boy is also an orphan. Being only nine, his uncle and aunt are caring for him, as well as the estate until he comes of age.

Linda finds the boy pale, and unhappy. He seems to be frightened of his uncle, and he doesn't seem close to his aunt. They don't seem to be to interested in the boy's happyness, or care how lonely and sad he seems to by.   

As time passes, the boy grows close to his new English teacher, but then accidents start happining. The accidents are all life threatining, but there is always an excuse, and no suspects can be found
The review of this Book prepared by Linda Schaile

Accepting a job as governess to a boy, an Englishwoman arrives at an isolated mansion in France. She stumbles straight into a murderous intrigue and puts her life on the line to protect her young charge. Nine Coaches Waiting has become a classic in the romantic suspense genre.
The review of this Book prepared by Regina Pounds

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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1930's-1950's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Special suspect?    -   lover Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen 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:    -   teacher Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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