Cremains of the Day by Misty Simon

Mystery Book Club

Cremains of the Day Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 1st person narration?
  2. Tallie’s cleaning a bathroom the first time we meet her, is this a good introduction to her life?
  3. Do you like Tallie?
  4. Tallie encourages Darla to pay her by hinting that she could mess up the house more quickly than she cleaned it, does this make you like her more?
  5. Does Bean There Done That coffee shop sound familiar?
  6. Would you like the hang out there?
  7. Who is your favorite secondary character and why?
  8. Who is your least favorite secondary character and why?
  9. Does Tallie’s mom seem realistic?
  10. If you thought your ex-husband was dead in an alley and the police were on their way, would you enter the alley?
  11. Does a taser to the private parts seem like a good punishment for an ex-husband?
  12. What do you think of the small town where the mystery is set?
  13. Does it seem familiar?
  14. How do you think you would react to finding Darla dead in the closet?
  15. Why do you think Burton thinks Tallie is a suspect?
  16. Would you go pick up Waldo?
  17. What do you think of Max?
  18. Were you surprised that Waldo was involved in embezzling?
  19. Would you trust Max?
  20. Is it sad the no one seems sad about Darla’s murder?
  21. Who do you think is the best suspect for the murder?
  22. Is cleaning houses a good way to investigate murders?
  23. Did Katie’s reaction to Tallie’s questions seem over the top?
  24. Do you like Mr. Fleefers?
  25. Were you surprised that Tallie’s apartment was ransacked?
  26. Is Waldo stealing Mr. Fleefers surprising?
  27. Would a small used bookstore be an effective way to money launder?
  28. Do you like the fact that when Aaron grabs her, Tallie fights back?
  29. What do you think of Tallie capturing Aaron in a coffin?
  30. Did you expect the money to be in Tallie’s attic?
  31. Did you like the book?
  32. Will you read more in the series?

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