There has been a murder in the MRMS library!
murder mystery crime scene picture.jpg


Below you will find PDF files and Google Docs that will give you all the information you need to find out about the crime scene, the victim, and the suspects. Use the clues and your critical thinking skills to figure out who the murderer was. Remember, the murderer had to have a weapon, a motive and an opportunity.


Students will need to read this background information (Google doc referred to as Document #1)

Each student will need to create their own copy of this document (Google doc referred to as MM answer sheet)

Each group of four students will share one copy of this document (Google doc referred to as MM clue grid)

The following stations should be completed in numerical order by students working in groups.













Day 2
Take a look at one of many classic mystery stories made available by Project Gutenberg - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's, A Case of Identity (a Sherlock Holmes adventure):



Listen to A Case of Identity part 1 and part 2 courtesy of Librivox.org




Interesting Extras:

Video regarding two "people of interest" in the case

The Mystery of Eli and the Elephant

If time permits… Here's a great short story that will give you a chance to use your problem solving/critical thinking skills.

Transcript of Eli's message