Throughout the ages, the crime/mystery genre has stayed marginally the same with a variety of tropes making their debut as time went on. Many of these tropes were introduced by notable writers, such as, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Wilkie Collins, Patricia Highsmith, Dorothy L. Sayers, and others. Due to this, the researcher decided to pinpoint the most common or overexposed tropes within this genre and reinvent them within the narrative that the researcher has created. The tropes that will be utilized are the ones with a remote location and limited suspects, having every person connected to the victim to have a viable motive for murder, and the appearance of ordinary objects on or near the victim at the time of their murder that hold the answers to who did it. In the narrative, each trope will be taken and reimagined into a different context to create something new within the crime/mystery genre that has been seldom done before.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Santiago, Gabrielle, "Crime/Mystery: Reinventing Tropes" (2021). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 1040.