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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

Can a murder mystery have more then one murder?

Can a murder mystery have more then one murder, can it 1 ,2 , 3 or even 5 and still have a good story ( granted it is part of the plot and they are all part of the same investigation?)

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  • Rose
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    It can have as many murders as you want, as long as they pertain to the original killing and investigation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes some mysteries have several murders, but the are also mysteries with no murders so the number doesn't matter just so the story doesn't bog down. as long as the story is skipping along who cares no murder, 1, 4, 100 murders just have a good plot and be sure to get the bad guy, or gal in the end. good luck on your mystery i hope it sells.

    Source(s): 40 years of reading them
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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes - if the motive for the other murders is either the same as the first, or is driven by the investigation of the first. There has to be a direct connection, or it's a different story. If it has that connection, it could be a great red herring or an escalation of tension before the original murderer is caught.

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  • 1 decade ago

    There could be more tahn 1 murderer in a murder mystery. If I was an author, I would just write a novel about 2 murderers. It could just happen that one of them is the murderer but the police think the other one is the murderer. Or else, they think there is only one murderer but there is 2. And it would be a too be continued.....

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  • 1 decade ago

    Read And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie. It's considered one of the best murder mysteries, and there are 10 murders in it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I read that years ago, it was important for a murder mystery to have two murders in it. Now, however, it doesn't seem to make any difference.

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  • 4 years ago

    If each and every guy or woman can purely tell a million lie, the Duchess can't be mendacity while she says the two “I didn’t kill the Duke”, and “I’m no longer in charge”. So, her lie could desire to be, “The gardener killed my husband”. which ability, the gardener isn't the killer. The Gardener says, “The Duchess is mendacity while she says I did it”. all of us comprehend it incredibly is real, and that the Duchess became mendacity while she mentioned that. So, it should additionally be real while the gardener says, “i'm harmless”. The Gardener’s lie, then, is “The Butler is the murderer”. Now all of us comprehend the Butler isn't the killer the two. The Butler says, “i'm no longer the murderer”. That’s real. Now, we can't yet tell if he’s mendacity appropriate to the taking part in cards contained in the kitchen with the Chambermaid, or or he’s mendacity while he says the Duke became killed by the cook dinner. next, the Chambermaid tells us, “The Gardener did it”. We’ve already cleared the Gardener, so all of us comprehend it incredibly is a lie. which ability, her different 2 statements could desire to be real. She became telling the actuality while she mentioned, “I didn’t do it” and while she mentioned “I wasn’t even right here final evening”. which ability, the Butler became mendacity while he mentioned taking part in cards contained in the kitchen with the Chambermaid. So, he could desire to be telling the actuality while he says the Duke became killed by the cook dinner. What does the cook dinner say appropriate to the area? “It wasn’t me” sounds like the lie. So, “The Butler is familiar with who did it” could desire to be real. particular sufficient, the Butler did say it became the cook dinner. And, the cook dinner should additionally be telling the actuality approximately having worked for the Duke for 27 years.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sure you can have more than one murder in your story, it can be a serial killer involved in murder mystery. But as a personal request, try to kill as less people as possible, hay novel characters should have freedom to live too......

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  • Ford
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Most mystery novels, by my count, have more than one killing. It is often the obscure, yet painfully obvious when discovered, connection between the murders that gives the killer away.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    As long as it goes along with the story line and isn't just random then yeah. I'm guessing your writting a mystery book. So Good Luck!

    *Jess

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