Presentation on theme: "Mystery and Detective Stories. What is the Mystery Genre about? Mystery and detective is a genre that leaves you hanging and you don’t know what is going."— Presentation transcript:
What is the Mystery Genre about? Mystery and detective is a genre that leaves you hanging and you don’t know what is going to happen next. When they are trying to find a mystery or there is a problem that they need to detect you know that it is this genre. They also can be stories about finding a gold mine, a hidden harbor or etc.
Purpose To engage in and enjoy solving a puzzle. Consider human condition and how to solve or avoid human problems.
Tip-Offs Mystery, crime, or another puzzle to be solved. Main character who is a detective show sets out to solve a mystery. Suspects and their motives. Obvious clues about the crime are presented.
Hidden Evidence is presented, important details are offered in such a way that they seem unimportant. Inference Gaps—mysteries, by their very nature, do not tell the whole story. It is up to readers to notice the gaps in the story and try to fill these gaps by using and connecting the information that is presented.
Suspense—having to hold various conclusions at bay as you wait to see what happens; reader us expected to enjoy the suspense, and to read to find out what will happen. Foreshadowing—clues left by the author as to possible outcomes.
The Hidden Harbor Mystery Franklin W. Dixon, Grosset and Dunlap 1990, 177 p. Despite attempts against their lives, Frank and Joe accept a case involving the most powerful man in a small town in Georgia and an allegation of piracy and smuggling.
The Hidden Staircase Carolyn KeenCarolyn Keen Grosset & Dunlap c1991. 206 p Strange things happen when Nancy investigates threats against her father and an old house said to be haunted.
The Quicksand Question Ron RoyRon Roy Random House c2001. 80 p When someone steals the money the town has been collecting to help the ducks, Josh and his friends try to find the thief.
The Amusement Park Mystery Gertrude Chandler WarnerGertrude Chandler Warner Whitman c1992. 119 p The Aldens search for carousel horses that have disappeared from an amusement park.