Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapters 1-5 Abstract
* In Suffolk England during November of 1938, an artist and spinster named Beatrice Pymm is murdered as she walks home after a day of painting by the river.
* She is murdered by a German spy who needs a cover to enter England unnoticed.
* The murderer beats Beatrice's face to make it unrecognizable and buries...
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