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A genre of television or film characterised by the protagonist investigating a mystery, typically a crime.

Mystery is a sub-genre of the more general categories of the and genres. It focuses on the efforts of the detective, private investigator or amateur sleuth to solve the mysterious circumstances of a crime by means of clues, investigation, and clever deduction.

See also Whodunit, a sub-genre of mystery.

From Mystery film and Mystery fiction on Wikipedia.