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1. The setting is the time, place, environment and surrounding circumstances of a story.
2. A red herring is something that is used to divert attention from the basic issue.
3. A plot is the arrangement of incidents in a story.
4. A suspect is a person who is suspected of a crime.
5. A crime is an act committed in violation f the law.
6. Evidence is something such as a witness statement or object that is used as proof in a crime.
7. A hunch is a guess or feeling not based on known facts.
8. A victim is someone who is harmed or suffers some loss.
9. A clue is a fact or object that helps to solve mysteries.
10. A witness is someone who saw or can give a firsthand account of something.
11. An alibi is an excuse that an accused person uses to show that he/she was somewhere else than at the scene of the crime.
12. A detective is a person who investigates crimes and gathers information.
13. A sleuth is another name for a detective.
14. A mystery is something that is secret and unknown.
15. A motive is an inner drive that causes a person to do something or act in a certain way.
16. To purloin is to steal or filch.
17. A breakthrough is an advance or discovery that helps solve a crime.
You deduce something
when you infer by logical reasoning.