In the fall of , a high school senior named Todd Matthews became obsessed with his first mystery corpse. The dead woman had been found in , in Georgetown, Kentucky, wrapped in a tarp. People called her Tent Girl. He dreamed about Tent Girl appearing in his living room. He consulted a psychic.
Amateur Detective Mysteries
8 Novels Featuring Atypical Amateur Sleuths ‹ CrimeReads
Character with no formal connection to law enforcement who regularly solves crimes, but does not get paid for it. Often a Mystery Magnet. If so, despite the amazing number and variety of murders that occur wherever he or she happens to be, the Amateur Sleuth is rarely — if ever — suspected of any complicity. This notwithstanding, the possibility that the Amateur Sleuth is in fact a very clever serial killer is a common joking assertion among some viewers. As one stand-up comedian once said of Jessica Fletcher from Murder, She Wrote , "Wherever dat little white woman goes, somebody dies!
Auguste Dupin. Edgar Allan Poe — American short-story writer, poet, and critic. Edmund Clerihew Bentley — writer.
Detective fiction is a subgenre of crime fiction and mystery fiction in which an investigator or a detective —either professional, amateur or retired—investigates a crime, often murder. The detective genre began around the same time as speculative fiction and other genre fiction in the mid-nineteenth century and has remained extremely popular, particularly in novels. Some scholars, such as R. Pfeiffer, have suggested that certain ancient and religious texts bear similarities to what would later be called detective fiction.