The Christopher Killer: A Forensic Mystery Themes

Alane Ferguson
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Science v. Religion v. Mysticism

A major theme in "The Christopher Killer" is the need to reconcile science, religion, and mysticism as these three concepts that typically seem at odds all play a part in this novel, often intertwining. Cameryn is ecstatic when Patrick agrees to hire her as the assistant to the coroner of Silverton, Colorado. Cameryn promises she will not become too macabre, insisting she just likes the science. When Lyric tells Adam that Cameryn does not believe in ghosts, he notes that science-types always ignore their sixth sense, setting up a clear distinction between science-types like Cameryn and mystic-types like Lyric and Adam. During Dr. Jewel's interview with Cameryn, Lyric and Adam, Lyric's mom, Daphne, warns Cameryn that her skepticism could drain Dr. Jewel's psychic energy and asks her to keep an open mind. After talking to Dr. Jewel and finding that he seems legit, Cameryn...

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