Potter's Field Book Summary and Study Guide

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We start out with Miss Edna Potter in a fictional town called Winslow, Tennessee. She has just retired from the school district that she has worked in for 40 years. At the annual teacher's meeting she stands up and tells all her peers that she is happy to be retiring and is happy to announce that she is a fully licensed private investigator complete with business cards. Everyone in the building is buzzing with the news and Miss Potter can still put the fear of God into those who are around her whether it is students or peers.
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Miss Potter's first case is to find Carrie Owens, a missing teenager and when she starts turning up leads everyone in town is amazed. From buying guns to finding suspects Edna Potter is a force to be reckoned with.

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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:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   relative Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South

Writing Style

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

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