While My Pretty One Sleeps Topics for Discussion

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Why does Ethel's murderer choose to dress her in the Gordon Steuber suit?

What are clues Neeve notices (unusual items) about Ethel's disappearance?

Discuss the theme of love as it is presented in the novel. Choose at least one couple and discuss how Ethel's death brings them together.

Discuss the meaning of the title of the novel.

Why do you think Clark chooses to set her novel against the background of the fashion industry? Why does this theme work well?

Myles and his daughter fight over the importance of the fashion industry. She feels he belittles her job. He feels that she sells overpriced clothes. How does this bantering between the two add to the novel? Does it distract from the story? What is its significance in the larger scheme of the novel?

What clues are hidden in the novel that point the reader...

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