Sweet Poison Book Summary and Study Guide

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In England during the summer of 1935 the Duke of Mersham is hosting an informal but very influential dinner parties, attempting to improve Anglo-German relations. A guest, General Sir Alistair Craig VC swallows poison in the port just as Lord Edward Corinthe and a journalist Verity Browne arrive late at the table.
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This is the first in a series of novels featuring the dilettante Lord Corinthe and the very communist Verity Browne.
The review of this Book prepared by Alan J. Bishop

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%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:    -   1930's-1950's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Special suspect?    -   relative Murder of certain profession?    -   diplomats 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    -   Male Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   British


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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