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Mystery Genre

A novel, play, or film dealing with a puzzling crime, especially a murder.

Oxford Dictionaries


The mystery genre is a type of fiction in which a detective, or other professional, solves a crime or series of crimes. It can take the form of a novel or short story. This genre may also be called detective or crime novels. The purpose of a mystery novel is to solve a puzzle and to create a feeling of resolution with the audience.


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Forensic Science in Sherlock Holmes

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