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18 Cards in this Set

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Motive
An inner drive that causes a person to do something or act in a certain way.
Crime
An act committed in violation of the law.
Clue
A fact or object that helps to solve mysteries.
Alibi
An excuse that an accused person uses to show that he/she was somewhere else than at the scene of the crime.
Hunch
A guess or feeling not based on known facts.
Deduce
To infer by logical reasoning.
Evidence
Something such as a witness statement or object that is used as proof of a crime
Detective
A person who investigates crimes and gathers information.
Setting
The time, place, environment and surrounding circumstances of a story
Red Herring
Something that is used to divert attention from the basic issue.
Purloin
To steal or filch.
Mystery
Something that is secret and unknown.
Suspect
A person who is suspedted of a crime.
Sleuth
Another name for a detective.
Plot
The arrangement of the incidents in a story.
Victim
Someone who is harmed or suffers some loss.
Witness
Someone who saw or can give a firsthand account of something.
Breakthrough
An advance or discovery that helps sove a crime.