A Coffin for Dimitrios Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Chapter 1, Origins of an Obsession

• The novel begins with a quote by Sir Thomas Browne.

• The first chapter, "Origins of an Obsession", introduces the character of Charles Latimer.

• Latimer was a university professor who became famous writing detective novels.

• The author flashes forward to the character of Dimitrios and Latimer's connection to him.

• The story flashes back to Latimer's history, as he quits the university to focus on his writing.

• Latimer wrote four detective novels and then decided to take a vacation.

• He goes to Turkey, where he lodges at Madame Chavez's villa.

• There, he meets a man named Colonel Haki.

• Colonel Haki is an officer, and loves Latimer's novels. He asks Latimer to join him for lunch, and Latimer accepts.

• As they lunch, the Colonel talks about his own ideas for a novel, and asks Latimer if he would like to see his notes.

• At the Colonel's...

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