Type
Crossword
Description

An excuse that a suspect uses to show that he or she was somewhere other than at the scene of the crime when the crime was committed Alibi
A fact or object that helps to solve mysteries Clue
Something that helps to prove who committed a crime Evidence
Something that is secret or unknown Mystery
Another name for detectives Sleuth
A person who is believed to have possibly committed the crime Suspect
Someone who is harmed or suffers some loss because of the crime Victim
Someone who saw the crime being committed Witness
A discovery that helps solve a mystery Breakthrough
A guess or feeling that is not based on facts Humch
A false clue that throws the investigator off track Red herring

Mystery Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Can you solve all these mystery words? Mystery
shows the major events suspense story
A discovery that helps solve the crime Breakthrough
A fact or object that gives infromation Clue
An excuse that an accused person shows Alibi
An investigator Detective
A thing or statement Evidence
A guess or feeling not based on facts hunch
A reason that a person does something Motive
Person has a motive of commiting the crime Suspect
A person who saw what happened at the state of the crime Witness
False or misleading clues Red herrings

Mystery Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Clue
Alibi
Crime
Deduction
Detective
Dynamic characters
Edgars
Evidence
Interference
Flat characters
Inverted mystery
Means
Motive
Mystery
Opportunity
Red herring
Setting
Sleuth
Suspect
Suspense
Victim
Witness

Mystery Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Escape
Sentence
Police
Tricks
Snoop
Secrets
Truth
Intrigue
Lies
Footprints
Twist
Plot
Danger
Disguises
Accuse
Who Dunnit
Spy
Magnifying Glass
Fingerprints
Eye Witness
Suspect
Sleuth
Red Herring
Motive
Mystery
Hunch
Evidence
Detective
Deduction
Crime
Clue
Breakthrough
Alibi

crossword puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

observation and study by close examination investigation
characters believed to have possibly done crime suspects
close watch kept over someone surveillance
character trying to solve mystery detective
detective sleuth
location where mystery takes place setting
carry out a crime perpetrate
hints clues
distractions or false clues red herrings
lying after swearing to tell truth perjury
partner in crime accomplice
to be set free from criminal charge acquit
an interruption to permit a past event flashback
a plea offered by a suspect of not been at scene of crime alibi
someone or something that proves who did the crime evidence
a poisonous compound cyanide
collecting facts and drawing a conclusion deduction
characters who saw crime being committed witnesses
ill will; grudge; spite malice
impulse or reason for crime motive

Mystery crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A ________ is the reason a criminal commits a crime Motive
The _________ is where something takes place Setting
The __________ are the people who might have committed the crime Suspects
a person harmed as a result of a crime Victims
_________ have seen the crime Witnesses
Clues or pieces of _________ can help in solving a crime Evidence
Another name for this is a sleuth Detective
Criminals commit ________ Crimes
A piece of information or evidence is called a ____ Clue
A claim that suggests that a suspect didn't commit the crime Alibi

Mystery Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

an excuse that a suspect uses to show that he or she was somewhere other than at the scene of the crime when the crime was committed alibi
a person who investigates mysteries and gathers information detective
an act that is against the law crime
something that helps prove who committed the crime evidence
a fact or object that helps to solve mysteries clue
something that is secret and unknown mystery
a false lead that throws the investigator off track red herring
another name for a detective sleuth
a person who is believed to have possibly committed the crime suspect
someone who is harmed or suffers some loss because of the crime victim
someone who saw the crime being committed and can provide some information witness
reason for doing something, especially one that is hidden motive

English: Mystery Vocab Worksheet

Type
Matching Worksheet
Description

An excuse that an accused person uses to show that he or she was not at the scene of the crime alibi
An advance or discovery that helps solve a crime breakthrough
A fact or object that helps to solve mysteries clue
an act committed in violation of the law crime
to infer by logical reasoning deduce
a person who investigates crimes and gathers information detective
something, such as a witness statement or object that is used as proof in a crime evidence
a guess or feeling not based on known facts hunch
an inner drive that causes a person to do something or act in a certain way motive
something that is secret and unknown mystery
the arrangement of incidents in a story plot
to steal or filch purloin
something that is used to divert attention from the basic issue red herring
the time, place, environment, and surrounding circumstances of a stoy setting
another name for a detective sleuth
a person who is suspended of a crime suspect
someone who is harmed or suffers some loss victim
someone who saw or can give a firsthand account of something witness
when the reader does not know the solution while he or she is reading the mystery suspense
things that lead an investigator off the path, including clues that do not add up to a solution but make the search longer distractions
The way the story is set up. structure

Cam Jansen Mysteries Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a necessary piece of information that helps solve the mystery breakthrough
an object, observation, or piece of information that helps to solve a mystery or puzzle clue
the reason a person does something motive
another name for a detective sleuth
someone who saw something related to the crime witness
the arrangement of events in a story plot
a person who is harmed by a crime victim
to ask question or seek information from people interrogate
a feeling or guess about something hunch
a game that tests someone's reasoning ability puzzle

Mystery Vocabulary Words Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A guess or feeling not based on facts Hunch
A discovery that helps solve the crime Breakthrough
A fact or object that gives information towards solving the crime Clue
An excuse that an accused person uses to show that he or she was not at the scene of the crime Alibi
An investigator looking for and gathering clues Detective
A thing or statement that helps to prove who committed the crime Evidence
A reason that a person does something - can include anger, hatred, love, or greed Motive
Person who has a motive to have committed a crime Suspect
Person who has knowledge about a crime Witness
False or misleading clues that lead a detective or reader off tract or making it more difficult to solve the mystery Red herrings
Shows us the major event (murder, robbery, etc.) that has happened first and then we watch as the protagonist(s) solves the mystery of who did it, why they did it, and how they did it. Mystery story
Shows us the major event LAST, and before that we are watching how that event unfolds with twists, turns, and surprises, which keep us in suspense (a state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen). Suspense story

Mystery Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Before anyone could enter the crime scene, the police searched for every possible _________. clue
A very serious _________ has been committed. crime
After they gathered the _________ from the crime scene, the police took it all to the station. evidence
It is important to think about who might have a _________ for committing a crime. motive
The kids gathered to _________ their April Fool's Day joke. plot
Everyone in the house when the burglary happened has to be considered a _________ . suspect
Mary was at work when the crime was committed, so it seems she has a solid ________. alibi
Because Steve was a _________ to the accident, he stayed until the police arrived so he could file a report. witness
Nancy Drew is a famous fictional _________ , just like the Hardy Boys and Sherlock Holmes. sleuth
The Other Side of Dark, written by Joan Lowery Nixon, contains a _________ . mystery
When the police found the fingerprints, it was a real _________. breakthrough
The _________ reported the crime as soon as it happened. victim
Police may have a _________ about who committed a crime, but they have to find evidence in order to prove it. hunch
The criminal tried to distract the police with a _________ , but they didn't fall for it. red herring
The detectives were able to _________ that the homeowners faked the burglary. deduce
The _________ entered the room and began to ask us questions. detective