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Mystery Vocabulary!

mystery words plus six elements of a mystery

breakthrough an advance or discovery that helps solve a crime.
clue a fact or object that helps solve mysteries.
crime an act committed in violation of the law.
deduce to infer by logical reasoning
deduction collecting the facts and drawing a possible conclusion.
detective a person who investigates crimes and gathers information and evidence
hunch a guess or feeling not based on known facts.
motive an inner drive that causes a person to do something or act in a certain way.
mystery something that is secret and unknown.
plot the arrangements of incidents in a story. includes strange or peculiar happenings.
red herring a false lead that throws the investigator off track. It is used to divert attention from the basic issue.
setting the time, place, environment and surrounding circumstances of a story
sleuth an investigator or detective
suspects people who appear to have a motive to have committed the crime.
victim someone who is harmed or suffers some loss
witness someone who saw or can give a firsthand account of something
conflict Mysteries include a problem for the main character to solve. Most often the main conflict in a mystery id external- man vs. man.
clues the writer gives hints or signs to help the reader solve the problem.
mood setting, events and characters are used to create the feeling of suspense.
characters the story involves at least one mysterious or puzzling character.
Created by: ssoccer