Sunday, 6 March 2011

Did you know?

The History of Mystery

The origin of the mystery is uncertain, but it can be traced back to ancient times.
As long as there has been crime, there has been mystery.

The very first mystery was published in 1841 by Edgar Allan Poe.
The title of his book was The Murders in the Rue Morgue. He inspired many others to write mysteries, including the famous Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who wrote about his well-known character, Sherlock Holmes.

In 1903, the first mystery movie was made based on a train robbery, calledThe Great Train Robbery. The 1920's brought books we still read and enjoy today,including Agatha Christie's novels and The Hardy Boys, which were first published in 1927.
Three years later, Nancy Drew embarked on her numerous mystery adventures and Ellery Queen was introduced to the delight of many. That same year, the first radio show based on detectives began to air weekly. It was a popular show for all listeners. Comic books were soon showcasing Batman and Robin, which drew the younger crowd into the mystery scene.

In the 1950's, more people became exposed to mystery and detective stories when they aired as television shows. Hitchcock, Perry Mason and Dragnet, were among the first. The first interactive mystery series called Unsolved Mysteries, provides viewers with scenarios about true life cases. People are encouraged to help by giving authorities any information they have about the mysteries.

Although they continued to be popular, it wasn't until 1972 that the firstbookstore opened that was dedicated entirely to mysteries. The first online mystery website was created in the year 1995; and in 1999, the only type of book that was more popular than the mystery was romance. Maybe together we can get mysteries back to Number One! So keep on reading them!


Paulina B said...

Hello Miss Ale
I didn`t know that, it is very intresting.
I think the myatery stories are great!!!! And mine is wonderful.
See you on wednesday

Clara V said...

Hello Miss Ale
I didn´t knew that the mystery and detective stories were first writen by Edgar Allan Poe in 1841, or that the first movie of mystery stories called The Great Train Robbery in the year 1903. I think that in 1950 the people made series of detective srories because people started reading them more. But is very strange that after 22 years later they the first book store.
See you on wednesday.

andy e said...

this information is very interesting for me, I didn't knew that it tells you many things that I never knew about

what a good post

vicky b said...

Hi Miss Ale I think it is very intresting what you put on this post.
I never knew that Edgar Allan Poe was the first one who wrote detective and mistery stories.
ok bye

Sofi C Olivos said...

Wow I didn't know!!
How did you know??? It is very intresting!!

santino u said...

I think mystery stories are excellent .see you

hannah R said...


Agus T said...

Very interesting Miss Ale!!!! I didn't know all that things. I always thought how they had been invented and it's story but I never looked it out. I think that the book I had chosen at first was of Edgar Allan Poe.... I think misteries should be in number 1, or at least 2....!!!!Reading about misterie books it's great, see how much we learnt???jajaja
See you!

Luli B said...

miss ale
I think that the article that you post is really interesting and usefull.
I didnt know that Sir Authur Conandoyle was the author of Sherlok Holmes.
very good post, see you on monday

Tomas G. said...

Hello Miss Ale.
Its very intresting . Edgar Allen was the first man to write mystery and detective stories.
It is a great post.
Thank you!!!

Eugenia F. said...

I Didn´t new the sentence of The origin of the mystery is uncertain, but it can be traced back to ancient times.
As long as there has been crime, there has been mystery. here in this blog there alot of things you can discover from mystery.

Ariana G. said...

Hi Miss Ale, I didnt know that mystery and detective stories started by Edgar Allan in 1841, this fact was very interesting because I always had thoughts about how mystery started. And that the first movie made of a mystery story was THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY. I will try to find this movie and see it because I want to see how they made mystery movies before. My opinion is that this information is very useful and maybe thats why people now wright many detective and books with suspense. Sometimes I think about how I would invent a mystery story and how writers did wright them. I like some stories that have an open ending and especially when there are a lot of series to continue the book. But some I want to know what will happen now because it attracts me.

Andres ku said...

Hello Miss Ale,

I didn't know the first person to write a mystery story was Edgar Allen Poe or that the first book store would be in 1972! How interesting.

This post was very informative, see you next class,

Andres K 6b

RocĂ­o P.R. said...

i didn`t know all this, is very intresting.

Sofi K said...

WOW, how intresting!! If i didn´t read this blog I would never know!!!!
thank you Miss Ale

santos m said...

hello mis ale
mystery stories are graet!!!!
the one that y have choosen is wonderful

matias c said...

wow i think i will really enjoy these books all read them after i finish my book

Lucas N said...

Hi miss Ale i didn't know his i think it is very interesting

Andres kw said...

Very intresting the The mystery story is one of the best one i read. Its very intrasting that edgar allen was the first on to write the mystery and detectives story

See you next class good by