(a) Were Frank’s motives honourable when he arrived at the cafe (for the second
time)? Why or why not?
(b) Do you think Idgie knows what happened to Frank? Do you think Frank will
resurface, or do you think he's gone for good?
(c) How did Ruth react when she saw Frank in Whistle Stop? Do you think Ruth had
anything to do with Frank's disappearance? Why or why not? What motivation
might Ruth have to get Frank out of her life for good?
(d) Based on Dot's description of Frank's disappearance in the newspaper, which
character do you think had the strongest motive to get Frank out-of-town? What
clues are available in the text to lead the reader to the perpetrator of the crime?
(e) Do you think the police did a thorough job with their investigation into Frank's
disappearance? Do you think the police truly wanted to find Frank? Why or why
(f) Why did the police call off their investigation after only a few months? Do you
think the police should have expanded their investigation canvas? Why or why
not? Do you think the police know the truth about what happened to Frank? Why
or why not?
(g) Why is it significant that Officer Smoote is in charge of the investigation into
Frank's disappearance? Do you think this case is too close to heart? Do you think
Smoote can perform an ethical investigation into Frank's disappearance? Why or