GET A MYSTERYCLUE is designed to be a weekly, fun column where Shannon Muir takes an idea that comes to mind and just runs with it, to see what she learns along the way. This week finds Shannon thinking about the various aspects of crime – continuing with the “when”.  After this, there will be a break for several weeks.

There’s more than one meaning to this word when it comes to crime. In its simplest form, “when” means what time of day or night did something occur. However, when a mystery doesn’t happen in contemporary times, then “when” can also encompass the time period in history when the crime occurs – and also have some crossover with “where,” the topic we’ll tackle next.


Now you should have reflected on the “who” and “what”. How does your thoughts about the “when” in crime compare to your thoughts on the prior topics?


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