10 terms

Mystery Vocabulary

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mystery
A story that contains a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story.
alibi
An excuse that the suspect gives to show that he or she was somewhere else during the crime or event.
clue
A fact or object that helps to solve the mystery.
crime
An act that is against the law.
detective
a person who investigates mysteries and gathers information.
evidence
A thing or things that are used to help to show or prove who committed the crime.
red herring
A false lead that throws the investigator off track.
suspect
A person who is believed to have possibly committed the crime.
victim
Someone who is harmed or suffers some loss because of the crime.
witness
Someone who saw the crime being committed and can provide information to help solve the case.
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