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It's a Mystery!

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Jackie Tappan

on 19 February 2014

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Transcript of It's a Mystery!

It's a Mystery!
Early Mystery Writers
Edgar Allan Poe
Vocabulary of a Mystery
Favorites
Elements of a Good
Mystery
Events in the mystery revolve around a
crime, puzzle or unusual problem
Mystery novels engage the reader by using the elements of
suspense, surprise and plot twists.
The author drops hints or
clues
that might help the reader solve the mystery
There are often
distractions
in the story to lead the reader away from the correct solution (red herrings)
The story ends with a
credible, realistic solution
to the mystery


Mysteries fall into many categories including:
cozy
hard boiled
soft boiled
police procedural
Agatha Christie
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
1841
1887
1920
The London Eye Mystery
Skeleton Creek
By Patrick Carmen

The Face on the
Milk Carton
by Siobhan Dowd
Bt Caroline B. Cooney
The Graveyard Book
By Neil Gaiman
sleuth
alibi
red herring
suspense
interrogate
suspect
I made mysteries "cozy"!
I introduced
mystery fiction's
first detective.
My most famous
character,
Sherlock Holmes,
was modeled after one of
my teachers.
Young Adult
Mystery Series
in the LMS Library!


When asked what he wanted to do when he grew up, Igor replied, "I want to shoot people and blow them up."

His parents were very pleased with his career choice.

How can that be?



A woman put on a heavy coat and left home for the rest of the day.

It was neither raining nor cold outside.

Why would she do this?
Example #2
Example #1
Example #3
Although it was not very heavy, nobody on board the ship could hold it for more than a few minutes.

What was it?
Example #4
Theresa was a volunteer in a scientific experiment.

Although she hadn't slept for four days, medical tests showed that she wasn't the least bit tired.

How could this be?


View the challenges on the mystery board.

Write down your answers. YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME!

Submit them to Mrs. Tappan by Friday, February 21, 2014.

Correct answers will be put into a drawing for prizes.

The person who solves the most puzzles will get to choose a free book AND receive a yummy prize.
Red Herring Challenge!
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