Mysteries are puzzles. The author provides clues to the solution but attempts to obscure some information so that the puzzle cannot be solved too easily. Along with the detective, readers are drawn into the puzzle while attempting to solve it. Most mysteries involve a crime, usually murder. An investigator solves the question "who-dun-it", and the culprit is brought to justice. Each mystery story describes the investigation, while simultaneously exploring the victim's, the murderer's, and the detective's lives.