Dead Letter Topics for Discussion

Jane Waterhouse
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1. What is the significance of the title Dead Letter? Who is the main character?

Which characters conflict with the main character and how does the conflict develop the plot?

2. What point of view does the author use? How does this enhance the mystery?

3. What are Quinn's flaws? How do they make her a more identifiable and believable character?

4. What makes Cilda Fields' role so important and supportive? Why does Waterhouse introduce readers to Cilda in the beginning?

Dead Letter 145 5. Describe Mercedes. How does her conflicting relationship with Quinn and her relationship with Temple help move the story along? What positive changes does she bring to Quinn? To Temple?

6. Both Quinn and Corbin experienced childhood tragedies. How did those tragedies change each character? How does it shape their adult lives?

7. Why is Corbin's relationship with Quinn so important? How does it help develop Quinn's character...

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