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.

Note: if you are not a student at our school, but would like to use the documents created for this activity, please answer three short questions.

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

Interesting Extras:

Two videos regarding "people of interest" in the library murder mystery
Video 1
Video 2

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