The Father's Day Murder Book Summary and Study Guide

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Once again Lucy Stone finds herself juggling her responsibilities as a mom, journalist and amateur detective. Lucy and her boss Tom travel to Boston for a week to attend a newspaper conference. Lucy is worried about leaving her family just one week before Father's Day. While at the conference Luther Read, head of the Pioneer Press newspaper dynasty dies from what appears to be an asthma attack. Luther was planning to sell Pioneer Press but Lucy overhears the family arguing about the sale just prior to his death. Later his son Junior is arrested when the police suspect foul play.
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Lucy finds herself investigating the case while attending conference workshops, sightseeing and worrying about her family. She believes Junior, a seasonal resident of Tinker's Cove and employer of her oldest daughter, is innocent. She becomes casual friends with Junior's sister Caroline in an attempt to get more information about the family. Lucy isn't the only journalist eager to break a big story. She finds herself in danger after another female reporter working on the story turns up dead soon after Lucy tells her everything she has been able to uncover.   

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   50% Special suspect?    -   relative Murder of certain profession?    -   journalists Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards family/friends Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   Boston

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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