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History of the Mystery:
     •   The origin of the mystery is____________, but it can be
     traced back to _______________________. As long as there
     has been crime, there has been____________.
     •   The very first mystery was published in ___________
     by _________________. The title of his book was ___________________________________.
     He inspired many others to write mysteries, including the famous_____________________ who
     wrote about his well-known character, ________________________.
     •   The 1920's brought books we still read and enjoy today, including _________________novels
         and ______________________________, which were first published in 1927. Three years later,
         ____________________ embarked on her numerous mystery adventures and Ellery Queen was
         introduced to the delight of many.
     •   In the ____________, more people became exposed to mystery and detective stories when they
         aired as ____________________s. _______________, Perry Mason and Dragnet, were among
         the first. The first interactive mystery series called______________________, provides viewers
         with scenarios about true life cases.


What are 4 things that make a mystery “good”?
1.


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4.


What are 2 reasons why we like to read mysteries?
1.


2.
                        Name _________________________________________
TERMS:
  •   Plot-




  •   Exposition-




  •   Rising action-




  •   Climax-




  •   Falling action-




  •   Resolution-




  •   Main ideas




  •   Details




  •   Setting




  •   Mood




  •   Atmosphere

				
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