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Type of Narrative Fiction (made up story) often thought of as a detective story
involves a mysterious death
or some other
crime to be
solved. May also contain a puzzle to be solved.Slide3
A Detective: Person who tries to solve the crime or find the answer to the puzzle.
Suspects: closed group of people who all have a motive and a reasonable for committing the crime, as well as the opportunity.Slide4
Mystery, crime, or another puzzle to
character who is a detective
out to solve a mystery.
and their motives; these
weighed and evaluated.
Clues about the crime
Hidden Evidence is presented, i.e
details are offered in such
that they seem unimportant.Slide5
Inference Gaps—mysteries, by
nature, do not tell the whole
is up to readers to notice the gaps
story and try to fill these gaps
and connecting the
to hold various
at bay as you wait
what happens; reader is expected
the suspense, and to read to
what will happen.
left by the
to possible outcomes.
herring—a kind of
that leads the reader to
How readers interact with the story
reader’s job is to put the puzzle
by the author together to
mystery (play detective). To do this
, readers must notice and make
meaning with the
various forms of
evaluate them; they must notice
and try to fill them.Slide7
Nancy Drew novels by Carolyn Keene
Sherlock Holmes novels by Arthur Conan Doyle
Short answer questions:
Who reads mysteries?
Why would people want to read mysteries? What do readers get out of mysteries that they don’t get from other genres? Why would that be appealing to some people?
Have you ever ready a Mystery Novel? Do you like them? Why or why not?Slide9
Well, like it or not we are going to read a mystery novel in class!!!
Be Prepared for…
THE WESTING GAME