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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The Secret of Captain Nemo in ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea’

The Epoch Times 28 Nov 2021
... of the sea’s greatest fictional captain—a man with no name that everyone knows as “No one”—a man whose aura of benevolence and brutality resembles the mystery of the sea itself....
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Rockstar co-founder thinks studio’s games will become less “edgy”

NME 28 Nov 2021
One of the co-founders of Rockstar Games has talked about the future of the studio’s titles and how he thinks the games will change in tone in the future. READ MORE. The making of ‘Neurocracy’ – a dynamic murder-mystery told through a fictional Wikipedia ...It’s the same engine that I worked on when I was there, the core of it,” said King ... ....
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A Game Awards world premiere has been in the works for over two years

NME 28 Nov 2021
In December, Geoff Keighley has teased a world premiere over two years in the making at The Game Awards. READ MORE. The making of ‘Neurocracy’ – a dynamic murder-mystery told through a fictional Wikipedia. Taking to Twitter, Keighley said ... Truly honoured we are entrusted to share this work with the world ... “It’s anyone’s game this year ... ....
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Steam sets a new record of 27million concurrent users

NME 28 Nov 2021
Over 27million Steam users were online at the same time, setting a new record for the platform. READ MORE. The making of ‘Neurocracy’ – a dynamic murder-mystery told through a fictional Wikipedia. According to data from SteamDB, the game distribution platform hit a new all-time peak of 27,182,165 concurrent users on November 27 ... Counter-Strike ... Credit ... ....
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‘Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon’ launches soon for PS4, Switch and PC

NME 27 Nov 2021
Yacht Club Games has announced that Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon will launch for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC next month. READ MORE. The making of ‘Neurocracy’ – a dynamic murder-mystery told through a fictional Wikipedia ... It is an action-puzzle game that combines falling block puzzles with a greater focus on exploring dungeons ... Guerilla ... ....
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‘GTA: The Trilogy’ textures are being fixed by modders

NME 27 Nov 2021
A new mod called Project. Texture Overhaul improves the textures of GTA. San Andreas in the recent GTA. The Trilogy remake. READ MORE. The making of ‘Neurocracy’ – a dynamic murder-mystery told through a fictional Wikipedia. The mod, created by Nigeez, is available now and currently targets some of the highest impact textures in GTA. San Andreas ... ....
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Xbox is working on improving video capture quality as a “priority”

NME 27 Nov 2021
Xbox‘s director of program management, Jason Ronald, has explained that the company prioritises the quality of video capture on Xbox Series X.S. READ MORE. The making of ‘Neurocracy’ – a dynamic murder-mystery told through a fictional Wikipedia ... Explaining progress so far, Ronald appreciated that more work needed to be done for video recording ... ....
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Greenbrier author to have book-signing events

Log Cabin Democrat 27 Nov 2021
Local author Nancy Glenn Powell will have a pair of book signing events on Dec. 3. Powell will sign copies of her latest three books, “The Doctors Buck” “When Nightmares Intrude” and “Sid and the Orphans” from noon to 1.30 p.m. at the Greenbrier Library and from 2-3.30 p.m ... 3 ... This fiction series involves murder, mystery, and romance ... ....
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The making of ‘Neurocracy’ – a dynamic murder-mystery told through a fictional Wikipedia

NME 26 Nov 2021
As you browse Neurocracy‘s fictional version of Wikipedia, which details a world twenty years in the future, you’ll see the virus frequently referenced in the context of Neurocracy‘s own, fictional pandemic that sets the groundwork for its futuristic murder mystery....
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Why Dead by Daylight Fans Should Pay Attention to Dragon Ball: The Breakers

Game Rant 26 Nov 2021
Dead by Daylight helped to popularize the modern asymmetric multiplayer game with its extensive roster of fictional Killers ......
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‘Jumanji: The Curse Returns’ is out now on PC and mobile

NME 26 Nov 2021
Jumanji. The Curse Returns aims to take the board game from the classic adventure film in a whole new direction, and it’s available now on PC and mobile. READ MORE. The making of ‘Neurocracy’ – a dynamic murder-mystery told through a fictional Wikipedia ... It also adds a series of mini games based around events from the film ... The game’s website reads ... ....
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‘Mortal Kombat’ co-creator responds to Keanu Reeves character appearances

NME 26 Nov 2021
Co-creator of Mortal Kombat Ed Boon has taken to Twitter to pen a lighthearted response to Keanu Reeves’ statement that some of his characters shouldn’t appear in the series. READ MORE. The making of ‘Neurocracy’ – a dynamic murder-mystery told through a fictional Wikipedia ... “If it was up to me? No ... Mortal Kombat 11. Credit. NetherRealm Studios ... ....
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