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The Mystery

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Christine Shanley

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Transcript of The Mystery

The Mystery
Who is ready to solve a mystery?!?
History
As long as there has been crime, there has been mystery.
Edgar Allan Poe
Wrote the first published mystery in 1841 titled "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Poe inspired Doyle to write the adventures of the famous crime solver Sherlock Holmes.
Other Mystery Series
Hardy Boys

Nancy Drew

The Boxcar Children

Encyclopedia Brown

Harriet the Spy

Can you think of any other mystery stories, tv shows or movies?
What are the ingredients of a mystery novel?
Characters
Suspects
are characters
who may have caused the problem the mystery is
trying to solve.
Characters Ctd.
Detectives
,
sleuths
or
investigators
try to solve the mystery.
Setting
The
location
where the
mystery takes place.

What kind of
places
do crimes happen?
Can you think of any famous detectives?
Plot
The
plot
is the story of the mystery
.
• A
problem
or puzzle to solve
• Something that is
missing
• A
secret
• An
event
that is not explained
Can you think of a problem, puzzle, secret or an unexplained event that could make a mystery?
Plot Ctd.
Most mystery plots use
suspense
.
This means that the reader (you) does not know the
solution
while he or she is reading the mystery.
Clues or Evidence
Clues
are
hints
that help the detectives
and reader solve the mystery.

They can be things
people say
or
do

or
objects
that are found.
Distractions
Distractions
are things that
lead an investigator
off the path
,
including clues that do not add up
to a solution but make the search longer.
Structure
Structure
is the way the story is
set up
.
Most mysteries have a structure like this:

Introduction:
learn about the
problem, meet characters

Body of story:
someone is
working to solve the mystery

Conclusion:
mystery is
solved
Can you think of an example of a clue?
?
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