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MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Concept Vocabulary
alibi An excuse used to avoid blame or punishment
cat burglar a burglar who is able to break into a building without being noticed
cozy mystery A mystery involving a close group of people who would not normally be party to a crime.
deduction A conclusion reached by logical thinking.
embezzlement to steal money or property entrusted to one’s care
evidence something which furnishes proof
felony a serious crime punishable by imprisonment
forensic science scientific examination of evidence for use in a criminal case; the study of scientific evidence found on a dead body or at a crime scene
hard-boiled mystery A detective story featuring a tough, unsentimental detective who has a matter-of- fact attitude toward violence.
locked-room mystery A mystery in which a seemingly impossible crime is committed; for example, a crime occurs in a room that apparently allows no entrance or exit for the criminal.
private eye another name for a private investigator, a person who is licensed to perform detective work but who is not a part of a police force.
red herring a clue or detail that draws attention away from the criminal
sleuth a detective
stool pigeon An informer or spy
suspect A person suspected of committing a crime
thriller A mystery designed to hold a reader’s interest through intrigue and suspense.
whodunit a mystery or detective story
Witness a person who offers evidence about a crime and/or is called on to testify in court
Agatha Christie and the Mystery Genre. Never attended school; her mother believed that a child’s mind ought to be left alone to receive its own impressions.
C. Trembath 2011 Media Specialist. Whodunit?
Strange and Mysterious story elements
C. Trembath Whodunit? But Mystery Stories are...
Taking the Mystery Out of Writing a Mystery
Mystery Story Skeleton
Formula of the Classic Detective Story Based on the works of Poe Carries through the “Golden Age” and up to “Hard-boiled”
Detective Fiction Genre Introduction The Genre Detective fiction is one of the most popular types of the mystery genre among both children and adults.
Mystery Unit. Elements of a Mystery Story or Novel Characters Suspect: character(s) who may have committed the crime or caused the problem Detective:
Intro to Forensics Science What is Forensic Science? Forensic Science is the study and application of science to matters of the law.
Create A Crime Forensic Science. Directions Students are to work in groups to complete the following assignment due on or before Tuesday, February 24,
Mystery Writing Tips.
The Investigative Process The responsibility of all who work within the field of criminal justice, both public and private investigators.
Let’s Write a Mystery. What is a Mystery? A mystery is a secret, a riddle, or a puzzle. You have to find out the secret, and solve the riddle or puzzle.
The History of Mystery From Edgar Allen Poe ToGoosebumps.
Mystery & Suspense Terms Historical and Cultural Text.
A secret, a riddle, a puzzle Essential ingredients are an element of crime mixed with an element of detection You have to find out the secret, and.
Mysterious Circumstances An Introduction. Mystery: A Problem to Solve zAll mysteries have certain elements: yA Problem to be solved yA Realistic Setting.
Vocabulary for Mysteries Reading
Mystery Notes. Pattern of most mysteries 1.Peaceful state: pre-crime, everything is normal in the character’s world. Usually does not last long. 2.Crime.
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