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Recorded HS
A Mastery of Mysteries for High School

Become a “mystery master” as we read together some of the greatest mysteries of all time, including Edgar Allan Poe, Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Nancy Drew, Agatha Christie, and more!

Total classes: 9

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th

Suggested credit: 1-semester Literature or English


In this course, students will strive to become “mystery masters”! We will read some of the greatest mystery stories of all time, including tales of detectives such as Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys and mysteries by Christian writers such as G. K. Chesterton and others. We will not only examine the structure and content of mystery stories, but also try our hand at writing our own short mysteries! Plus mini-mysteries will be read and solved in every class session.


Introduction and Mini-Mysteries

Edgar Allan Poe

Sherlock Holmes

Father Brown

Literary Criticism and Murder Mysteries

The Hard Boiled Detective

Nancy Drew

Agatha Christie

Student Mystery Highlights

Materials and Homework

Course materials: Public domain mysteries will be provided FREE by the instructor as PDF files.

Homework: Auto-graded quizzes plus a Final Exam. Plan on about two or three hours of homework, mostly reading, per week.

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