Book Club Discussion Questions
Thank you for reading The Docent! Here are some questions groups may enjoy exploring:
1. Which characters did you like, and for which reasons? Of the “good, bad, neutral” categories,
where would you rate:
Eddie Smelton (the docent)
Judge Zelia Valdes
Basil the detective (and his boss, Porky, of course)
FBI Director McBride
2. What ethical dillemmas did the characters face, and how did they react to them?
3. Was justice served?
4. How plausible is the novel’s version of the Gardner Museum’s robbery?
5. What gripped you about the book’s ending?