Mystery fiction

Mystery fiction is a genre of fiction usually involving a mysterious death or a crime to be solved. In a closed circle of suspects, each suspect must have a credible motive and a reasonable opportunity for committing the crime. The central character must be a detective who eventually solves the mystery by logical deduction from facts fairly presented to the reader. Sometimes mystery books are nonfictional. "Mystery fiction" can be detective stories in which the emphasis is on the puzzle or suspense element and its logical solution such as a whodunit. Mystery fiction can be contrasted with hardboiled detective stories, which focus on action and gritty realism.

Mystery fiction may involve a supernatural mystery where the solution does not have to be logical, and even no crime involved. This usage was common in the pulp magazines of the 1930s and 1940s, where titles such as Dime Mystery, Thrilling Mystery and Spicy Mystery offered what at the time were described as "weird menace" stories—supernatural horror in the vein of Grand Guignol. This contrasted with parallel titles of the same names which contained conventional hardboiled crime fiction. The first use of "mystery" in this sense was by Dime Mystery, which started out as an ordinary crime fiction magazine but switched to "weird menace" during the latter part of 1933.

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Book Review: 'We Made It All Up,' Margot Harrison

Seven Days 11 Aug 2022
We Made It All Up is a hybrid mystery and young adult novel, for ages 14 and up. Separating fiction into categories such as commercial, literary, crime and YA is a convenient marketing tool for the publishing industry, but fiction's boundaries are looser and more imaginative....
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Martin: Meck Dec in fiction

Watauga Democrat 10 Aug 2022
Is the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence fact or fiction? ... The debate about that question could continue forever, but one former Charlotte lawyer has put it at the center of a fictional murder mystery set in a Charlotte retirement community ... So his last-minute switch of beneficiaries created another big mystery....
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D.G. MARTIN: Meck Dec in fiction

Independent Tribune 10 Aug 2022
Is the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence fact or fiction? ... The debate about that question could continue forever, but one former Charlotte lawyer has put it at the center of a fictional murder mystery set in a Charlotte retirement community ... So his last-minute switch of beneficiaries created another big mystery....
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Column: Fiction book builds mystery around Declaration of Independence authored in 1775 in Mecklenburg County

Hickory Record 10 Aug 2022
Is the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence fact or fiction? ... The debate about that question could continue forever, but one former Charlotte lawyer has put it at the center of a fictional murder mystery set in a Charlotte retirement community ... So his last-minute switch of beneficiaries created another big mystery....
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#CancelDobaaraa trends on Twitter after Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu urge people to boycott their film

DNA India 10 Aug 2022
Talking about Dobaara, the science fiction mystery thriller, produced by the television queen Ekta Kapoor under her new banner Cult Movies, is the Hindi adaptation of the Spanish film Mirage which featured Alvaro Morte, popularly known as The Professor from the Netflix crime drama show Money Heist....
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Star Trek: What Character’s Powerful Abilities Were Never Properly Utilized?

Game Rant 10 Aug 2022
... 1960s is home to a vast array of characters, locations, and even some of the biggest unsolved mysteries in science fiction history....
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Anurag Kashyap calls himself the most nepotistic filmmaker in the country, says 'will not hire ...

DNA India 10 Aug 2022
Anurag Kashyap is awaiting the release of his next film Dobaara headlined by Taapsee Pannu. The science fiction mystery thriller, slated to release in cinemas on August 19, is the Hindi adaptation of the Spanish film Mirage which featured Alvaro Morte, popularly known as The Professor from the Netflix crime drama show Money Heist.  ... ....
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‘Meck Dec’ in fiction theorizes conspiracy of Declaration author

The Robesonian 09 Aug 2022
Home OpinionMeck Dec’ in fiction theorizes conspiracy of Declaration author ... Is the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence fact or fiction? ... The debate about that question could continue forever, but one former Charlotte lawyer has put it at the center of a fictional murder mystery set in a Charlotte retirement community....
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Meck Dec in fiction...

Reflector 09 Aug 2022
Is the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence fact or fiction? ... The debate about that question could continue forever, but one former Charlotte lawyer has put it at the center of a fictional murder mystery set in a Charlotte retirement community ... So his last-minute switch of beneficiaries created another big mystery....
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Column: Is this declaration fact or fiction?

McDowell News 09 Aug 2022
Is the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence fact or fiction? ... The debate about that question could continue forever, but one former Charlotte lawyer has put it at the center of a fictional murder mystery set in a Charlotte retirement community ... So his last-minute switch of beneficiaries created another big mystery....
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Indian author Ruskin Bond reveals the secrets of writing

Gulf News 09 Aug 2022
Have you ever introduced yourself as ‘My name is Bond. Ruskin Bond’? I ask India’s most read writer, not that the octogenarian who has penned more than 500 short stories and over 50 books for children needs any introduction ... Because I am reading for pleasure, I read old favourites or crime fiction, travelogues, detective mysteries, anything.’ ... ....
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TREASURE ISLAND FOUND!

Pressat 08 Aug 2022
The statement comes just six months after Alan Evans of Wirral Council confirmed that the French science fiction author Jules Verne set his classic 1874 novel The Mysterious Island in Birkenhead, and this points to obvious collusion between the two world famous authors....
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This is Memorial Device, where fiction and reality merge, adds a new layer on the Edinburgh stage

The Irish Times 08 Aug 2022
It’s a type of fabricated documentary fiction and it presents a series of first-person eyewitness accounts in a series of kaleidoscopic, subjective takes on a particular time and place ... It mysteriously arrived in a package at his house. Gant wrote of a grey zone “where fiction and ......

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