Suspicion Discussion Questions

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Do you think many readers would have suspected Ethel Mummery of the poisoning? Why or why not?

Does life in the 1930s seem to you to differ greatly from contemporary life? In what ways is it different? In what ways is it alike?

Read a short story by Agatha Christie, one of Sayers's contemporaries. How does it compare to "Suspicion"? How do the authors' writing styles compare?

What, if any, generalizations can you make about England in the 1930s from this story?

Do you agree with the assessment that Sayers plays fair with her reader in "Suspicion"? Why or why not?

Propose an alternate explanation to the strange events in the Mummery household. Write a paragraph or two explaining your theory.

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