mystery story

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a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie

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She won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Mystery Story, and several awards for her dark fantasy writing and editing, including the Paris Book Festival's Best Anthology of the Year for Danse Macabre.
WILKIE Collins's classic mystery story The Woman in White comes to Clwyd Theatr Cymru in Mold from March 26-30 as part of a UK tour.
I hadn't really reflected on the mechanics of creating a mystery story, but I soon realised a mystery won't work without a significant amount of plotting and planning.
Adventure and mystery story, The Shadow provides this necessary support.
There's a mystery story behind Mikefahy1's long-lensed shot of a girl and a dog out on Crosby beach.
Stockwell tells the story, rather like a mystery story of how a particular molecule was intentionally sought and found that would inhibit a particular kinase out of 600 kinases in the body.
Chad Nevett's essay, "The Smartest Man in the Morgue," measures Watchmen against Raymond Chandler's criteria for a good mystery story.
Last Window is a really exciting murder mystery story.
This is an incredible mystery story, with twists and turns, cameos and protagonists, to keep readers engrossed.
Ghosts of Sackett Lake" is entertaining and provides some nice twists on the mystery story.
This is a good choice for librarians serving Mexican American teenagers because it is a YA mystery story featuring young people perhaps like themselves.
This is a new take on the usual mystery story, full of fantasy and drama.
Take a spooky old house with secrets, situate it in a small town, add a touch of magic and a mysterious old painting that seemingly changes before your eyes, and what you get is a terrifically suspenseful mystery story that will particularly appeal to fans of John Bellairs.
And since it's coupled with a mystery story that's humdrum from the start, boredom multiplies.
Bound" is a Cinderella fairy tale with a mystery story line that weaves in ancient Chinese history.