A Toast Before Dying Topics for Discussion

Grace F. Edwards
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1. Characterize Mali Anderson's life as (a) a detective, (b) a friend, (c) a daughter.

2. Edwards uses much sensual imagery.

Give examples of this imagery and categorize it by which sense it appeals to.

3. Why did Michaels's secretary Rita commit suicide?

4. List all the suspects who had reason to kill Thea and what their motive was.

5. How important is setting to this story?

How would it be different if it took place where you live?

6. Dessie, Miss Adele, Marcella, and Thea all have tragedy in their backgrounds.

Compare and contrast how each one handles the situation.

7. Sometimes the author of a mystery gives the reader false clues or red herrings.

What false clues does Edwards use to complicate the plot?

8. What is the significance of the title A Toast Before Dying?

9. Predict what you think Teddi will do now that both her sister and mother...

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