The Menehune Murders by Margot Arnold

Mystery Book Club

The Menehune Murders Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 3rd person narration?
  2. What do you think of the Menehunes?
  3. Were you surprised that Penny and Sir Toby found a body at the place where Penny was supposed to broker a peace between two feuding academics?
  4. Do you like Sir Toby?
  5. Do you like Penny?
  6. This book was published in 1989, does it feel dated?
  7. Would searches for the Menehunes have hurt or helped Hawaiian tourism?
  8. Does the interaction between Griselda and Penny seem odd?
  9. This isn’t the first book in the series, is that a problem?
  10. What do you think of the reporter, Brad Field?
  11. Should Penny be keeping important information from the police?
  12. Did you learn anything about Hawaii?
  13. What did you think of the volcano?
  14. Who is your favorite character?
  15. Who is your least favorite character?
  16. What did you think of the treasure hunt or archaeological dig?
  17. Did you like the last battle?
  18. Did you figure out who the killer was?
  19. Did you like the book?
  20. Would you read more in the series?

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