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Lamb To The Slaughter And The Speckled Band Murder mysteries always have a motive to the killing these motives can range from jealousy revenge to wealth and power Another key aspect in a Murder mystery is the need for a detective to try to solve the mystery Another important ingredient to a murder mystery is that you need a crime or a murder to take place Alibis are often found in murder mysteries this simply means where someone was at the time of death Another feature of a murder mystery is a murder weapon this is important as this could leave a direct trail back to the murderer Suspense is also another vital ingredient in a murder mystery as this keeps the reader interested in the story In the old times it was considered that typical goons had to be the villains but this changed over time Now days anyone could be behind the murder All these aspects are needed in the story for it to be considered at all to be a murder mystery I have read the two stories which both belong to the murder mystery genre Im going to compare both stories to see the differences and the similarities between the stories The first story I read was the Speckled Band by the author Arthur Conan Doyle which was written in 1892The other story which I have read is The Lamb To Slaughter which was written by Roald Dahl in 1954 The Speckled Band begins with miss Helen Stoner visiting Sherlock Holmes early in the morning She explains to Sherlock Holmes that her step father Mr Roylott who comes from rich Saxon family had moved back to his England home the stoke moran after her mother died Everything was fine until her sister died under suspicious circumstances she had complained that she was hearing strange whistling sounds in the night also her last words were the speckled band which at
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