Book Club Discussion for Murder at the Palace
This story features a ghost. Do you think it matters whether you as a reader believe in ghosts when you encounter one in a book?
Nora thinks she's lost her mind when she first sees Trixie the ghost. How do you think you'd react?
The book begins with Nora’s husband leaving her. Have any of you gone through a divorce or major breakup? Did it make you want to leave town and start over? Did you?
Nora doesn't want anyone to know she sees Trixie the ghost. If you met a ghost, do you think you'd keep it a secret or tell the world?
This book contains blogs about several classic movies. Have you seen any of these movies? Do the blogs make you want to see them?
Do you have a favorite classic movie or actor/actress?
Nora takes over managing a classic movie theater. How would you program your own movie theater if you had the chance?
Who was your favorite character in the book? Why did you connect with them?
What did you think of Nora at the beginning of the book? Do you think she grew in any way through her experiences?
Do you think you'd enjoy working with the team at the Palace?
Did you figure out who killed Kate and Raul before Nora did? If not, who did you think the killer was?
How do you feel the issue of domestic violence was handled in the story?
What did you think of the ending? Do you think Nora will give her husband Ted another chance?