Free Essays on Writing The Mystery Short Story

  1. Elizabeth Barrow Colt

    Barrow Colt, Robert Barrow Colt likes: writing, mystery stories, smooth-writing pens, dislikes: food, cat hair, dolls, hobbies: writing, crocheting, career: aspiring author physical traits: a mousy face, brown hair worn in pigtails, short and skinny, no makeup, slouched ...

  2. The Purloined Letter

    Question: What is the function of genre? Would you classify the ‘Purloined Letter’ a detective fiction or mystery? --------------------------------------------------------------- To categorise texts, allows us to view the world from another perspective, and make sense of the world. This is the function...

  3. Midterm Paper

    Sir Authur Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling have influenced many with their popular short stories that became classic and arguably the greatest of their time. Conan Doyle and Kipling, although they have different writing styles, still have people intrigued by their styles today. Those who are influenced...

  4. Walter Mosley

    programmer, a poet, and a short story writer; he studied writing in the graduate program of City College of New York. The first title in his Easy Rawlins mystery series, DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS was released in September 1990 to great critical acclaim. His first non-mystery, a novel about the blues,...

  5. Edgar Allen Poe

    Detective Story In today’s time, the detective story is a very well known genre. However, before the early 1840s “detective” was not even a word. The world of literature would not be the same if it wasn’t for the invention of detective stories. Edgar Allan Poe invented the detective story. Edgar...

  6. Stephen King

    older brother published their own local newspaper called “David’s Rag” in 1959. Then in 1963, Stephen and his friend Chris Chesley published 18 short stories called "People, Places, and Things--Volume I." King and Chesley’s collection included "Hotel at the End of the Road," "I've Got to Get Away! ,"...

  7. Gothic Tradition Writing

    Hard to Find” is the grandmother. O’Connor shows the in discriminatory property of grace she possesses. She is the most developed character in this story. In my opinion she fits the “gothic tradition” classification. The character of the grandmother is self-centered and completely unaware spiritually...

  8. Poe Black Cat

    occurred in his short stories. The connection between Poe’s life and events in “The Black Cat” are strongly evident throughout the story. Poe’s burdens that he suffered through are relative to the suffering of the characters in the short story. Edgar Allen Poe’s short story “The Black Cat” ...

  9. connection to poetry

    read this story twice and to me it seems to be about a man who has come to a point in his travels where he must pick which way he will choose. I can relate to the story where as in my life I have been at turning points of my life where I had to make a choice of which way I would go. In the story they used...

  10. Edgar

    for his poems and short fiction. Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most famous American poets. He deserves most credit for short suspenseful mysteries, and he perfected the area of horror stories. He wrote many famous poems like "The Raven" and "The Bells". Poe was a genius in his stories. Every clue had to...

  11. Rise of an American Short Story

    Rise of an American short story 1819 is the probationary date of an American novel birth. That was a day when Washington Irving published his outstanding series of novels and essays under the title ‘The book of sketches’. This collection was of great significance for American culture. Its publication...

  12. George R.R.Martin

    addicted to the twisted plot and vivid description, that bring the story to life making it seem real. Preview: With so much going on with this man, I must hit on 3 points on him. I will go over his background both childhood and early writings leading to his current place, the complex characters with the...

  13. Critical Analyis of "A Rose for Emily"

    for Emily" is a mysterious short story written by William Faulkner. He uses many techniques to enhance the story's mysterious setting, such as foreshadowing and an out-of-order time sequence to alter the mood and perception of the story.  The setting of Faulkner's story is very similar to that of...

  14. Purloined Letter

    Edgar Allan Poe's short story, The Purloined Letter, is a detective story that has as it's main theme simplicity. When considering this story in terms of mystery and suspense, we must consider an underlying theme: those things that are sought are often simply left out in the open. In the Purloined...

  15. Sam Spade

    The Maltese Falcon: The Film & Book Dashiell Hammett was a prolific writer of short stories for the pulp magazines in the 1920s-1930s, but only wrote five mystery novels. Most of his works involved his anonymous detective The Continental Op, an employee of one of the big national detective agencies...

  16. 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...

  17. Point of View for a Rose for Emily

    Narrator point of view in “A rose for Emily” by William Faulkner Narrator point of view in a writing often belongs to one of two types: first- person point of view and third - person point of view. In his short story titled “A rose for Emily” William Faulkner has proved his talents and skills by “combining”...

  18. The Musgrave Ritual meets The Keepers of the House

    in common? What aspects of the genre do we find in The Keepers of the House, and how do those traits contribute to the development and impact of the story? You will want to be certain to provide examples and specifics to support your discussion. Your essay should be roughly 1000 words. 
 Sherlock meets...

  19. Sherlock Holmes - 1

    26). Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish doctor, author, and poet. He is most remembered for his stories involving the world famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Although his fictional crime stories revolutionized the detective genre, he also wrote a great deal about spiritualism. Sir Arthur Conan...

  20. Edgar Allan Poe

    a good horror story. Millions of dollars are earned each year by books and films sold in this genre. Horror movies are always available in the movie theaters, and usually more than one is playing at a time. Many sleepovers and camping trips are not considered complete until a scary story is told at night...

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

    Compare and Contrast Essay Writing "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" and "Lamb to the Slaughter" "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" by Arthur Conan Doyle, which is one of the short Sherlock Holmes stories and "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl are two short stories which belong to the genre...

  22. The Tragic Life of Edgar Allen Poe

    The Tragic Life of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe’s life was nothing short of tragic. Poe is known for being the starter of chilling horror and detective stories. Born in 1809, Poe’s father abandoned him and his mother when he was very young, and his mother died from Tuberculosis when he was only...

  23. Poetry

    An unknown number of pirate editions also exist. Jostein Gaarder's other works, both his children's books and adult novels such as THE SOLITAIRE MYSTERY, THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY, VITA BREVIS , THE RINGMASTER'S DAUGHTER and THE ORANGE GIRL have proved hugely popular and been published in a host of countries...

  24. Agatha

    Anthony Verrastro Mr. O’Brien English Short Fiction L3 21 December 2012 Duchess of Death, Queen of Crime, Master of Murder The most sold fiction author is not William Shakespeare, not Edgar Allen Poe, nor is it J.K. Rowling. Agatha Christie is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Best...

  25. Elements of Nathaniel Hawthrone Writing

    Hawthorne’s work is his ability to tie together the intricacies of writing while getting the most out of every paragraph. Combine the effect of each individual paragraph of his work and you get some very powerful and forceful writing that goes well beyond fundamental principles. While the Scarlet Letter...

  26. Synthesis Essay

    of metonymy and mystery, poet Robert Browning brings forward the theme of an obsessive lover in the poem, “Porphryia’s Lover”. Similarly, author William Faulkner, uses the same theme and atmosphere of mystery to convey the elements that make up Gothic literature. Both, the short story and poem, accomplish...

  27. Evil And Darkness

    Evil and Darkness Writing complex moral and psychological observations, Joseph Conrad innovated novel structure and also became one of the finest stylists in 20th century Literature. His works include complex layering of interrelated and overlapping symbols. Conrad uses metaphors as stylistic devices...

  28. Arthur Conan Doyle

    Arthur Conan Doyle is a very famous writer who is probably most famous for the Sherlock Holmes novels which are probably the most famous crime and mystery novels ever. Here’s a list of his books that he wrote. There is 56 on this list and I think he has written others. A Study in Scarlet (1887)...

  29. Pit and the Pendulum Journal

    Edgar Allen Poe makes this short story really good with two different styles, he uses a varied sense of time in this story, and he also uses the first person narration to improve upon the thrill and suspense of this short story. This varied sense of time gives mystery to the story, as neither we, the audience...

  30. A Grand Old Party in Panic

    they used for the story line, as well as their literary styles. Both Stories, a Day’s Wait and Outside the Cabinet Makers, share some similarities but also share some differences. One of the differences these two readings have is the ideas that the authors used for their story line. A Days Wait...