Writing a Detective Mystery Brainstorm On your own, make a list of all the elements that are found in detective mystery stories (people, places, events, objects, ideas, feelings, sounds).
Share your list with a partner. Create a shared list of elements from a detective mystery that you agree on. Now combine with another pair and repeat the sharing process.
Report to the class what detective mystery elements you have come up with. Add to your list any suggestions you don’t already have.
Watch the video “The Mystery of the Speckled Band”.