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What Defines a Mystery and Great Mystery Writers.

What defines a mystery?  What constitutes a mystery book? 
a mystery can be defined in different ways. there are different genres of mystery but the most relevant way to define a mystery is in the book the main question or idea is: “who did it?” “where am I” or “what happened?”
2.  Give a brief history of the mystery genre to include the contributions of: Edgar Allen Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and Agatha Christie.  Be sure to describe how each one of these people has shaped/changed the genre of mystery. 
3. Give a small description of the eight different sub-genres of mystery (The Detective Story, The Private Eye Story, The Hard-boiled Detective Story,, The Crime Story, Psychological Suspense Story ,The Thriller Story, The Cozy Story.
4.  Identify which genre you want to read, and include a description as to why. 


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