As we talked about today, we will be starting a new reading unit on Mysteries.

Learn some more about the genre in this short video.

Today on this blog please comment by telling me about a great Mystery book you have read. Or maybe a favorite movie you have seen that was a mystery.

Make sure to comment on:

  1. Who was the main detective(s)?
  2. What was the crime/mystery?
  3. Who were the suspects?
  4. Do you remember any clues?
  5. How did the mystery end or get solved?

19 thoughts on “Mysteries

  1. lmangan April 19, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    I watched a Scooby Doo. The Mystery was…

  2. Marcello April 19, 2016 / 8:17 pm


    In the story i’m reading the detectives are Josh Dick and Ruth Rose.
    The mystery is… is the headless horseman real?!
    The one suspect is the wagon driver.
    The clues are he/she has adeep and scary voice and he also won’t look at the kids.
    I didn’t finish it yet so I don’t know what hapens.

  3. Leila April 19, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    I watched a Scooby Doo movie. In the movie Scooby, Velma, Fred, Daphne and Shaggy were the detectives. The crime was a very old expensive cheese got stolen by a monster. They thought that the cook was in the monster suit. The cook’s monkey was really in the suit. The monkey was trained to steal cheese when he heard a bell. In the end Scooby, Velma, Fred, Daphne and Shaggy found out that it was the monkey.

  4. Aidan April 19, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    In the book Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues, Encyclopedia Brown is the main character. The mystery was the policeman had to figure out who stole Mr. Van Swiggets diamond necklace. The suspects were the two masked men that robbed him and forced him to open his safe where the diamond necklace was because the two masked men had a gun. One clue was that it was a lie because Mr. Van Swigget said that one of the masked me threw one of my glass necklaces on my stone floor and it didn’t break. How the policeman solved the mystery was that they realized that Mr. Van Swigget lied because he said that one of the masked men threw the glass necklace on the stone floor and it didn’t break.

  5. Kate April 19, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    In the book I am reading the suspect is a random person . A clue is when Eric was talking to him or her and he or she did not stop. The detective is Cam Jansen.

  6. Jaden April 19, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    The detectives were Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose the crime was Mudgett sole jewels from some one. The suspect was the captan of the mayflower. I don’t remember any clues. They found the jewels on the ship.

  7. Barbara April 19, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    The detectives where Clementine and her friends.

    The crime was the person that took care of the museum.

    The mystery is somebody stole the statue.

    The clue is he was acting weird.

    And then he gets caught.

  8. Alex April 19, 2016 / 11:06 pm

    The book i’m reading is called The Double Jinx Mystery. The detectives are George, Bess, and Nancy. Someone is trying to let a lot of birds out of the cage. Some clues are he is medium height, a long thin nose, dark squinty eyes, and reddish hair, and wears oversized sports clothes.

  9. Gabi April 19, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    I’m reading the book Jigsaw Jones Mystery The Case of the Vanishing Painting. There is not really a mystery in the story just yet just strangeness and spying. Helen and Mila think Ms. Nicks is strange and they are spying on. Helen and Mila are the main detectives. Ms. Nicks is the only suspect. But there aren’t any clues just yet in the story.

  10. Karine April 19, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    in my book Nancy drew and the clue crew. The mystery is to figure out who stole the strawberries spritz bottle and made it blue and make it smell like rotten eggs. The suspects are Mayor Strong, Sharon and Deirdra. George won a contest and he can bring two friends to a spa he told Deirdra and Shannon he would bring them but he did not and he saw them there. The mistery got solved when Nancy bess and George go to there friends house and they see strawberry spritz bottles he is digging up and they ask him what it is he said he made dear repellent also Nancy needed dear repellent because her babysitter asked her to get her dear repellent and he collected strawberry spritz bottles.

  11. Giana April 19, 2016 / 11:58 pm

    In one mysterious book that I have read called “Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights? had a mystery,the mystery was… WHO KILLED DASHIELL QWERTY? The detectives were Lemony Snicket [the main character], Moxie Mallahan, Cleo Knight, Ornette Lost and Jake Hix. There were two suspects. Hanfire and Stew Mitchum. One clue is that they are always commiting mischievous crimes with there secret group of villains called the Inhumane Society. The crime was solved by Lemony Snicket pushing Hanfire in the Bominating Beast’s mouth. The Bominating Beast is the thing that started this whole problem, series, and Inhumane Society.

  12. Lexi April 20, 2016 / 12:22 am

    In my book The Genius Files MissionUnstoppable. Coke and Pep are trying to solve the

    mystery of who and why someone is trying to kill them. The suspects they have is there heath teacher mrs.Higgins and bowler dudes.

    the clues they have is that the bowler dudes work with mrs.Higgins. And they almost got killed by both of them several times.

  13. chalpern25 April 20, 2016 / 12:26 am

    In the book the Bald Bandit, at a store someone stole a game.A kid took video of it Josh, Dick and Ruth Rose are looking for the kid who took the video. Whoever finds the person will get $100.The person who took the video is a red haired kid.

  14. Nate April 20, 2016 / 12:27 am

    In the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry, Ron and Hermione are the detectives and Tom Riddle is petryfing people. Someone is writing stuff on the wall and the whole school are the suspects. Harry finds a way to get into the Chamber of Secrets and has a duel with a snake. Harry wins the duel.

  15. Audrey April 20, 2016 / 12:35 am

    In the first Harry Potter book the detective is Harry Potter.
    The mystery is he is trying to figure out what the three headed dog is guarding.
    The clues are given to harry by Hagrid who is a wizard at the school.
    Harry used all the clues that were given and his own magic to solve the mystery.

  16. Kevin April 20, 2016 / 12:48 am

    The Mystery book I am reading is about the crime is a plastic Indian comes to life and Orimi tells his friend Patrick and then when he gets home the Indian is dead.

  17. William April 20, 2016 / 1:00 am

    In the book Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Moustache Mary. The detective is Sammy. The crime someone stole her skateboard. The clue is she saw someone riding the same skateboard that she had and there was gray paint over the exact same part of the skateboard that she wrote her initials on. I don’t know any more than that.

  18. Chris April 20, 2016 / 1:33 am

    I read the book clueless McGee. Its about a kid who thinks his dad is a ninja secret agent or something and he wants his dad to come back so he can be his dad’s partner. [ Its kinda… lets just say the kid, P.J is crazy.] Then at P.J school at lunch someone steals the mac and cheese! [Which is a very big deal because the mac and cheese is the schools favorite lunch.] They think its the bully Jack.B ,but its actiouly Max, a kid who gets bullied by Jack.
    Then Max doesn’t get in trouble its Jack, because he made Max do it because all Max wanted was revenge.

  19. Caitlyn April 20, 2016 / 1:37 am

    In Harry Potter the Goblet of Fire (the 4th book) an annoying, lying newspaper reporter named Rita Skeeter is banned from the school Harry goes to called, Hogwarts but somehow Rita the annoying cow is listening to very private conversations. She wrote down and knew somehow that Harry’s scar hurt. She also learned illegally Hagrid, Harry’s friend was a half giant. And she learned that Harry spends time with Hermione and a boy named Krum likes Hermione. Either she thought Harry liked Hermione or teased them both by reporting Harry likes Hermione but in a much crueler way.
    How did Rita know?
    Later in the end they found out and if you read closely in the 4th book you may see that a beetle is always involved . When the situation about Hagrid there is a part about Harry staring at a beetle. In the situation about Krum, Krum notices there is a beetle in Hermione’s hair just after Krum asked Hermione over for the summer. And when Harry’s scar pained him a mean boy named Draco Malfoy had something in his hand which was the beetle and Draco saw Harry and told the beetle what happened. The beetle is Rita and Rita is Anamargus which is an animal.

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