Hannah B, Mollie C, Hannah P, Brandon R and Brian S
What is mystery?
A genre of fiction in which a detective, either an amateur or a professional, solves a crime or a series of crimes. Detective stories rely on logic which means no super natural elements are involved. The person solving the crime generally has something to gain from solving the crime.
5 Elements of Mystery
Setting-There is a lot of different settings for mystery because crime can be happening anywhere.
Plot-Usually begins with action or suspense to hook the reader in. Then through a series of clues, the protagonist eventually solves the mystery, sometimes placing himself or herself in jeopardy by facing real or perceived danger.
Problem-usually a crime that needs to be solved, author should include clues throughout the story. Includes false clues to throw the reader off.
Solution-The way the action is resolved-finding a missing item or person who stole it. It is important for the solution to be believable. Authors must include all the clues necessary for finding the solution in the story (even if they are hidden).
Angles and Demons
The girl who played with fire
The Davinci code
And then there were none
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
- 24.1% of library prints are mysteries
- 20.6% of all E books are mysteries
Mystery vs Thriller
What we notice about the main character:
Is it realistic?
Example to show our genre:
Quotes from story to show genre:
"The gun that overnight had taught him how to be a natural." This shows that there was a good plot twist occurring in the story.