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Transcript of The Mystery
Who is ready to solve a mystery?!?
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
The Boxcar Children
Harriet the Spy
Can you think of any other mystery stories, tv shows or movies?
What are the ingredients of a mystery novel?
who may have caused the problem the mystery is
trying to solve.
try to solve the mystery.
mystery takes place.
What kind of
do crimes happen?
Can you think of any famous detectives?
is the story of the mystery
or puzzle to solve
• Something that is
that is not explained
Can you think of a problem, puzzle, secret or an unexplained event that could make a mystery?
Most mystery plots use
This means that the reader (you) does not know the
while he or she is reading the mystery.
Clues or Evidence
that help the detectives
and reader solve the mystery.
They can be things
that are found.
are things that
lead an investigator
off the path
including clues that do not add up
to a solution but make the search longer.
is the way the story is
Most mysteries have a structure like this:
learn about the
problem, meet characters
Body of story:
working to solve the mystery
Can you think of an example of a clue?