Why Is Mystery Genre So Popular


The mystery novel is one of the most popular genres in the world and these books is second only to that of romance stories.

What is it about mystery novels that makes them so readable, so addictive? You know the feeling. You snuggle up in bed or on a couch and become totally immersed in a world of suspense, secrets, and danger. You are so keen to reach for the climax of the story and once you reach there you are left wanting for more….

The greatest single attraction of the mystery novel is the character of the detective. Take for example Sherlock Holmes or a Hercule Poirot we have read and enjoyed most of their novels. The novels we have not yet read are in our to be read list. I am confident you will agree.

We talk about characters as if they were real people. Reading books about a series detective is like spending time with a friend,


The Readers:


bigmidgetmurdersnever-say-no-to-a-killerReaders who are into reading mysteries are intelligent people and it appeals to their sense of curiosity. We enjoy non stop action involving cat and mouse chase.  The psychological makeup and motivational drives of characters fascinates us. Most mystery readers are as interested in how and why a crime is committed as they are in who committed it. Sifting through clues and analysing them as the story progresses adds challenge.

Readers respond to books because they can relate to one of the characters.   With a sleuth, or amateur detective, we respond because we can become part of the solution.  We’re on the winning team, capturing villains, killers, and righting wrongs.

Mystery fans also want to marvel at the genius of the Detective as he finally solves the crime. Indeed, the reader loves to match wits with the sleuth and the criminal—and the author. Perhaps our most satisfying experience is to figure out “Who did it?” before the end of the book.


Ten Little Indians (1965)

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Ten Little IndiansAdapted from one of Agatha Christie’s best-regarded novels (now commonly known by its US title, And Then There Were None), Ten Little Indians sees a group of ten people invited to a remote location (in the book, an island; here, an alpine hotel) by a mysterious host, who doesn’t appear but does accuse them all of murder via a recorded message. Then, stranded, they begin to die one by one.

Also known as one of Christie’s bleakest books, this follows the track of most adaptations and uses the upbeat ending Christie herself wrote for a stage adaptation. Apparently other changes abound, with characters and their actions updated to have a more ’60s vibe. Novel purists may wish to avoid it. There’s also the ‘innovative’ addition of “The Whodunnit Break”, where the action pauses and…

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20 of Gandhi’s quotes to live by….

Mahatma Gandhi was an intensely active personality. He was interested in everything that concerns the individual or society. He is best known as the matchless political leader who evolved the new technique of “satyagraha”. His fight against untouchability and the notions of superiority and inferiority by birth are also fairly well known. For India, his greatest service was, perhaps, the emancipation of Indian women.

20 of Gandhi’s quotes to live by….

  1. A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.
  2. It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
  3. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
  4. Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
  5. I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
  6. The future depends on what you do today.
  7. Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.
  8. To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
  9. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
  10. An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.
  11. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
  12. The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
  13. Where there is love there is life.
  14. You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them.
  15. God has no religion.
  16. You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.
  17. Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.
  18. Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
  19. Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
  20. There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.

Everyone has a Story

This story touched me heart hence I am sharing it with you……

Everyone has a story……

A 24
year old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted…

look the trees are going behind!”

smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24 year old’s childish
behavior with pity,

he again exclaimed…

look the clouds are running with us!”

couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…

don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”

old man smiled and said…

did and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he
just got his eyes today.


single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly
know them. The truth might surprise you.