MYSTERY FAVORITES FROM AROUND THE WORLDWe contacted other students from around the world through ePals to find out what their favorite mystery stories were. Some responded to our email and told us what makes a good mystery, why they read mysteries, and what their favorite mystery is. Scroll down to find all the information listed above.
Favorite Mystery Stories
The Adventures of Feluda by Satyajit Ray
The Attack of the Mutant (L'attaque du mutant) by R.L. Stine
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Case of the Care Taker by Agatha Christie
Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfield of Germany
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner of Germany
The Famous Five by Enid Blyton
Goosebumps by R.L. Stine
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
Haunted England: A Survey of English Ghost-Lore
The House of Death - (La maison des morts)
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Rick Brant Science-Adventure Series
Tales of Fairies and the Ghost World: Irish Folktales from Southwest Munster
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Undone by Paul Jennings
Whispers From the Dead by Joan Lowery Nixon
My 6th grade class is reading The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. We love the mystery. We have really had fun making our
own deductions as the clues are revealed. Great book!
--Mrs. Hinchey and 6th graders
My Favourite mystery is the Mystery at Loon Lake. I like it because it has a really twisted ending and seems really real.
Nancy Drew by Caroline Keene (Mildred Wirt Benson)
The Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon (Leslie McFarlane)
Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Supermysteries by Caroline Keene
What makes a good mystery
Why we like to read mysteries
- One that feels real
- One that is not predictable - so you don't know what will happen next
- One that allows you to make guesses
- One that is suspenseful
- One that is freaky
- One that contains humor
- One that includes everyday adventures that we could relate to
- One that has a twist at the end
- Because they are very frightening
- It is fun to be scared.
- They are fun and exciting.
- It is fun to see how the truth comes out.
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