Book Club Discussion Questions and More for Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker

Book Club Discussion Questions and More for Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker

Has your book club read one of my books? Wondering what to discuss when you meet?

Here on my website, I’ve tried to provide a plethora of background information for those interested in learning more about the research behind my historical mysteries.

To assist in Book Club discussion of Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker, the first book in the Spokane Clock Tower Mysteries, here are some questions and resources that might come in handy!

Discussion Questions for Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker:

1. With which character did you most identify? With which character would you most like to meet?

2. Did you have any favorite quotes from the book? Any lines that really stuck out to you?

3. Was there anything surprising about the book? For instance, some people are surprised to learn Spokane was not the “Wild West,” just like Archie!

4. Did you guess the murderer before the ending? How about the identity of the Red Rogue?

5. Have you read any of the mentioned mysteries? Sherlock Holmes? Poe? The Leavenworth Case

6. What did you think about the researched history interwoven within the book? Did you learn anything new about Spokane?

7. Were there any themes that seemed important to you in the book?

8. Will you be continuing reading the series? (The first three books in the series are available!)

If you’re from Spokane, an extra fun question for you might include: Were you familiar with any of the locations mentioned in the book? Do you have any personal memories tied in with them? Great Northern Clock Tower, Manito Park, Campbell House, etc. 


Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker

Character Lists:

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Taker

History behind the mystery:

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Recipes from the books:

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Map of Spokane circa 1901:

View it on Google Maps to explore locations and routes that occur in the book.

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What’s cooler than having the author join you for your discussion?!

I would love to meet with you! Contact me today about joining your discussion by emailing me at author(at) I’d love to answer all your questions and reveal more about the research, writing process, and character development that went into the writing of the book!

I am available for both in-person and virtual events. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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