Essays Tagged: "murder mysteries"

Short Stories Essay--Lamb to the Slaughter, The Speckled Band. Both stories compared.

Most murder mysteries often have a motive to prompt an investigation, and most classic murder mysteries i ... o prompt an investigation, and most classic murder mysteries include a detective to solve the case. Murder mysteries obviously also include a murder, may it be spectacular, cold blooded or accidental. ... obviously also include a murder, may it be spectacular, cold blooded or accidental. There is also a murderer and a victim and a weapon of some description.. However, not all murder mysteries involve a ...

(9 pages) 66 0 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay on "Silent Joe" by T. Jefferson Parker, a Masterful Study in the creation of a Character

ryone seemed to agree that Silent Joe was the best-written character they'd ever seen. I never read murder mysteries. Don't like 'em. But I picked up a copy of Silent Joe.From the first page, T. Jeff ... dialogue, with hints about Joe's character. By the inciting incident - his adopted father, Will, is murdered by gang members and Joe vows revenge - we are fully hooked into the story. After spending 2 ...

(13 pages) 30 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Wide Reading Comparing 'Lamb to the Slaughter' to 'The Speckled Band'

'Lamb to the Slaughter' and 'The Speckled Band' are both murder mysteries. Like most murder mysteries each of the stories have a murderer, a victim and chara ... with her husband and this is shown by the way she is constantly trying to please him. Although the murder is a crime of passion Mrs Maloney manages to deal with it quite well. She is very calculating ... s done and providing herself with a convincing alibi. When the detectives arrive to investigate the murder they seem to be taking it very seriously, however they don't really seem to consider Mrs Malo ...

(6 pages) 39 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Great Culinary Mysteries

Murder mysteries are a huge, on-the-edge, kind of read. But when you add the delicacies of cookery, ... the caterer through her life. The three books that I have read are: Dying for Chocolate, The Cereal Murders, and The Last Suppers. The three books, in the earlier end of the on going series, recount t ... point of view gives a broad idea of most details because of the character's personality. Although, murder mysteries are generally told in first person, in order to keep the mysterious, ignorant ideas ...

(4 pages) 160 8 4.5 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Application of Justice - And Then There Were None

name of the law and thus, enforcing justice.The administration of justice is a common theme in many murder mysteries. An individual commits a crime, and it is only a matter of finding that individual ... who are waiting for Wargrave's pronouncement of their death sentence.It can also be argued that the murders of some of the characters are unjustified because their apparent "crimes" are petty and insi ...

(3 pages) 21 1 3.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature