Death Below Stairs by Jennifer Ashley

Mystery Book Club

Death Below Stairs Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 1st person narration?
  2. Do you like having the date at the beginning of the book?
  3. What do you think of the historical details of the book?
  4. Historical mysteries are often from the perspective of the aristocrats, do you like that Mrs. Holloway is a cook?
  5. Do you think being in service let’s her investigate crimes effectively?
  6. What do you think of the foreshadowing?
  7. Do you like Kat Halloway?
  8. Is running over an innocent bystander a good way to meet Lady Cynthia?
  9. What do you think of Daniel McAdams?
  10. Who is your favorite character?
  11. Who is your least favorite character?
  12. How does Kat’s defense of Ellen from the Master of the house shape your perception of her?
  13. Did you expect Sinead to be the victim and so quickly?
  14. What do you think of Lord Rankin firing Mrs. Holloway?
  15. How do you think Kat navigates her world?
  16. Did you guess her personal secret?
  17. Should Kat sign over rights to her daughter to her friends?
  18. Does it seem like there are many possible motives for murder?
  19. What do you think of the saving the bridge scene?
  20. Did you think Daniel died?
  21. Why do you think the housekeeper confessed?
  22. Were you surprised by the real murderer and the real motive?
  23. What did you think of the ending?
  24. Did you like the book?
  25. Would you read more in the series?

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