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Mystery Vocabulary Words 2018

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clue
anything that helps you solve a mystery
witness
anyone who saw the crime happen
suspect
anyone who could have committed the crime
red herring
a false clue or something to throw you off track
detective or sleuth
a person who solves mysteries
alibi
an excuse a person gives to show that they were NOT at the scene of the crime
motive
the reason a person does the crime- can include anger, love, hatred, or greed