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True to the Genre: "The Speckled Band"

Summary: "The Speckled Band" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a perfect example of the murder mystery genre. The characters of Dr. Roylott and Helen Stoner and described as well as the convention that the clever detective, Sherlock Holmes, will solve the mystery before the reader does.
In the past 100 years and in the present, the theme of murder mysteries is one that has been used uncountable times. By creating attention- grabbing mysteries, various authors have easily managed to "grip" their audience making them addicted to the genre and perplexed by the puzzling stories. The authors have been able to do so by using and taking advantage of the obvious conventions of a murder mystery. Red herrings are used in murder mysteries making the readers "attempt" to link up the clues given. As they will fail to do so, they will be "encouraged" to read on to see where they went wrong. As well as making the audience read the entire story, red herrings are also effective as they will persuade the readers to read even more stories of this genre. Furthermore, an interesting and unusual detective is also an...

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