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Old 01-31-2017, 08:55 AM
Dendarii Dame is offline
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Originally Posted by Son of a Rich View Post
Is it possible to make a compelling mystery that isn't a murder mystery?
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. (It's a kid's book.)

Also, there is a famous mystery in which a murder is thought to have been committed, but it turns out to have been an accident:

The Nine Tailors, by Dorothy Sayers

There are also a couple of mystery short stories by Isaac Asimov in a book called Tales of the Black Widowers: "The Acquisitive Chuckle", in which a character knows someone has stolen something of his, but he's a hoarder and doesn't know what it was; and "Ph as in Phony" (or maybe it was "The Phony PhD") in which a person is known to have cheated on an exam, but no one can figure out how.