Clue by Clue: The Perfect Murder asks students to solve the mystery of how a woman killed her husband. Her husband never saw it coming. The police never even investigated her.
How did she do it…and get away?
The Perfect Murder is based on one of my favorite episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”. The best part is, once students solve it, you’ve got a great topic of conversation.
Did she even commit a crime?
Like many of the Clue By Clue mysteries, The Perfect Murder gives students all the information they need to figure out how she did it, and got away! There are no tricks or gimmicks here. But what happened is so unbelievable, that students come up with all sorts of great theories!
What is Clue by Clue?
In pairs or small groups, students analyze each clue to try to decide if it’s relevant or irrelevant and what it means. It’s a great way for students to practice critical thinking skills, such as evaluating evidence, synthesizing information from different clues, and also telling truth from lie and fact from opinion. (Check out my post on Why short mysteries make awesome critical thinking activities for more and a list of all my clue by clue activities).
Download The Perfect Murder
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Or check out the other Clue by Clue Mystery Activities.
You can also visit my ever-growing section of mystery activities and lesson plans for other classroom resources, including a graphic organizer and story cards to help students write their own mysteries.If you liked this post, you might enjoy my book, 50 Activities for the First Day of School, a collection of rapport building and community creating activities.