Free Essays on Murder Mystery Story

  1. A Rose for Emily: Gothic Murder Mystery

    varies greatly from a typical gothic murder mystery. A typical gothic murder mystery immediately acknowledges a murder and it is then the reader's job to figure out who committed it. In "A Rose for Emily", the reader is not even aware of a murder until the end of the story; it is then the reader's job to...

  2. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Agatha Christie has written many mystery novels, but none of them are like The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. A surprising realness when in the end, the narrator is the murderer. From the very beginning to the very last sentence the reader will be hooked. “The Murder of Roger...

  3. "Part ghost story, part murder mystery, part moral lecture." To what extent do you agree with this description of An Inspector Calls?

    "Part ghost story, part murder mystery, part moral lecture." To what extent do you agree with this description of An Inspector Calls? J.B. Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’ is part ghost story and murder mystery, however, what Priestley emphasises on the most is the moral lecture. Priestley demonstrates...

  4. Snow Falling On Cedars "More than just a murder trial" 1922 words

    cedars is "more than just a murder trial" is definitely true as it is in essence a murder mystery but encompasses much more that a simple murder trial. The story itself is based around the death of a local fisherman named Carl Heine and the accusation and subsequent murder trial of Kabuo Miyamoto, a Japanese-American...

  5. Comparison: Murder in the Rue Morgue & the Purloined Letter

    between the "Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Purloined Letter." The stories are similar in the fact that they are both investigative stories. Also the stories both include an unnamed narrator, along with the investigative mind of C. Auguste Dupin. The similarities between the two stories are abundant...

  6. Bigfoot

    NAME: xxxxx CLASS: Brighton 1 TITLE OF THE STORY: AUTHOR OF THE BOOK: Gina D. B. Clemen INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gina D. B. Clemen was born in San Francisco, California. She grew up in North Beach, San Francisco`s unique multiethnic neighbourhood when the Beat Generation was changing America`s...

  7. Gosick

    Bookseller’s Assignment The book I’m going to introduce to you is called “Gosick” by Kazuki Sakuraba. It is a mystery fiction. The story happened in 1924 and it takes place in Sauville, a small European country. Kazuya Kujo, the main character, was the youngest son of a soldier. He has been studying...

  8. Compare and Contrast: Speckled Band & Lamb to the Slaughter

    one of the short Sherlock Holmes stories and "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl are two short stories which belong to the genre Murder/Mystery. There are many similarities between Arthur Conan Doyle's and Roald Dahl's works. For example both of them handle with a murder submitted by a relative of the...

  9. Edgar Allen Poe's: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"

    Edgar Allen Poe's: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" In Edgar Allen Poe's short story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", a classic detective story is played out in a seedy Paris suburb. The story begins as the narrator meets Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin, a poor but well-read young man. As they become close...

  10. The Murders in the Rue Morgue

    What makes a short story great? Great characters? A great plot? Whatever it is, it does not have as much time to develop as a novel does. However, in limited space, author Edgar Allan Poe creates a brilliant, suspenseful, and brain wracking story. "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" begins by comparing the...

  11. Murder by Natural Causes

    Murder By Natural Causes is a sort of play that gives off the elements that attracts mystery lovers. It has comedy moments, thrills, and suspense. Arthur Sinclair is a world-famous mentalist, which in layman’s terms, means he can read minds. He is extremely successful. But, he has a very weak heart....

  12. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    Murder Of Roger Ackroyd This mystery by Agatha Christie is considered one of her best, a true masterpiece, and it is personally one of my favorite of her books. First published in 1926, the story begins revolves around her celebrated detective Hercule Poirot as retires to the countryside to grow...

  13. Medieval Literature Notes

    tales the knight honors womanhood and is gentlemanly • the most famous are the tales of King Arthur • throughout history, artists return to these stories, Even today, period romance is burgeoning Religion and the Church • The medieval period is often known as the “Age of Faith” • Church played...

  14. Murder on the Orient Express Book Review

    About the Author Agatha Christie (1890-1976), English novelist, was a prolific writer of mystery stories. She was born in Torquay. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) began her career. Her mysteries are noted for clever and surprising twists of plot and her books have sold over a billion copies in...

  15. Bodyguard

    The story starts off with the murder of Jacques Saunière (the Grand Master Of Priory of Sion, although virtually no one knows that at the time) by Silas (acting on behalf of someone known only as The Teacher) to extract the location of the "keystone", an item that leads to the Holy Grail. The police...

  16. In Cold Blood: Truman Capote's Nonfiction Murder Mystery

    writing combining factual, journalistic writing with the mystery and intrigue normally found in traditional fiction novels to develop a new genre that critics found unique from the modernists of his time. In the beginning of this book, the murders and victims seem unrelated, but as the book moves ahead...

  17. Short Stories Essay--Lamb to the Slaughter, The Speckled Band. Both stories compared.

    Most murder mysteries often have a motive to prompt an investigation, and most classic murder mysteries include a detective to solve the case. Murder mysteries obviously also include a murder, may it be spectacular, cold blooded or accidental. There is also a murderer and a victim and a weapon of some...

  18. The Murders in the Rue Morgue – a Story with Many Firsts

    Petronsky EN 332 Detective Fiction Professor Kauderer December 4, 2010 The Murders in the Rue Morgue – a Story with Many Firsts “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is unquestionably the first detective fiction story. This without a doubt makes Edgar Allan Poe the father of detective crime. Poe...

  19. Sherlock Holmes Book Review

    books of Sherlock Holmes are about mystery, but this case is an unusual one. Even though it is about murder, it is a sort of twisted kind of murder, to the extent that it was not even about murder, but it appeared to be. The Man with the Twisted Lip The story begins when Watson, Sherlock Holmes's...

  20. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    it(a Hercules Poirot mystery) is one of Agatha Christie’s most shrewdly plotted novels.The novel begins with the murder of Roger Ackroyd, a wealthy man living in the village of King’s Abbot. A number of characters have the opportunity and motive to kill him. Christie presents numerous clues but still...

  21. How Mystery-Religions Helped to Clear the Pathway for the Christianization of the Greco-Roman?

    In this paper it will be shown that the mystery-religions helped to clear the pathway for the Christianization of the Greco-Roman world by men such as Paul the Apostle. Also, the Emperor Constantine during whose reign the mystery-religions declined and Christianity became the major religion of Europe...

  22. Compare the Murder Mysteries of "A Lamb to a Slaughter" and "The Speck

    Compare the murder mysteries of "A Lamb To A Slaughter" and "The Speckled Band"? Roald Dahl wrote Lamb to the slaughter in 1954, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote Speckled Band in 1892, that is around 62 yrs apart which would make the stories slightly different to each other because they were wrote in...

  23. Murder by Razor

    Murder By Razor It was time to move on. I needed to be able to stretch my legs. A two bedroom flat was simply just not enough. A family of four and another child on the way, we needed the escape. No -where on Earth could we fit another bed under this roof, let alone another vehicle in the driveway...

  24. Mystery File #1044

    Mystery Case Files (also known as MCF) is a series developed by the internal studios of Big Fish Games. The Mystery Case Files series is known for its ‘Hidden Object’ puzzles where, in order to progress through a game, the player must find a certain number of items hidden somewhere on a painted scene...

  25. Essay on Mystery

    Essay on Mystery The classic mystery story contains many key parts, and some of these are present in my novel, while some are not. I think the major and most important similarity between mine and that of a classic is the fact that they both deal with murder. Homicide. Assassinations. The ole' bump-off...

  26. Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    conventional like you might think. In fact, her 1926 novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was so controversial when it came out (due to a twist ending that I'm not going to reveal) that critics were divided and other mystery writers aghast. In this mystery a widow has apparently committed suicide one year after...

  27. Focalisation in the Murder of Rodger Ackroyd

    Pierzak (29019) Focalisation in The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd Agatha Christie was a crime writer of novels, whose books are still widely read all over the world. She is a creator of a famous detective, Hercule Poirot. One of her most popular book is The Murder of Rodger Ackroyd (1926), which was very...

  28. Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders In the Rue Morgue"

    In Edgar Allen Poe's short story, 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue', a classic detective story is played out in a seedy Paris suburb. The story begins as the narrator meets Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin, a poor but well-read young man. As they become close friends, they live together in seclusion, departing...

  29. Explore the Ways in Which Stevenson Creates an Effective Horror Story in “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

    Explore the ways in which Stevenson creates an effective horror story in “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Robert Stevenson wrote “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” in 1885. In “Dr. Jekyll and My Hyde,” Stevenson creates the atmosphere of a horror story. He does this through many different techniques. He makes subtle...

  30. Abc Murders

    The ABC Murders By Agatha Christie 236 pages Not On Reading List 1. Type of fiction or non-fiction- This book is a mystery/fiction book. 2. Setting- This book takes place in an asylum surrounded by forest some place in England. 3. Conflict- The conflict is man vs man 4. Point of view- This book was...