Mystery Vocabulary

Fiszki: Mystery Words



English Explanation
Alibi An excuse that an accused person uses to show that he or she was not at the scene of the crime
Breakthrough A discovery that helps solve the crime
Clue A fact or object that gives information toward solving the crime
Crime An action that breaks the law
Deduction Drawing a conclusion
Detective An investigator looking for and gathering clues
Evidence A thing or statement that helps to prove who committed the crime
Hunch A guess or feeling not based on facts
Motive A reason that a person does something — can include anger, hatred, love, or greed
Mystery Something that is unknown
Red herring A false clue that throws the investigator off track
Sleuth An investigator
Suspect Person who has a motive to have committed a crime
Witness Person who has knowledge about a crime