What’s The Motive

“There is always a pleasure in unravelling a mystery, in catching at the gossamer clue which will guide to certainty.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Barton

One of my favorite things is a mystery story. I have read many books in this genre from the US and many other countries. I love watching Masterpiece Mystery on PBS and we have whole DVD collections of Poirot and Sherlock Holmes. Over this past slow summer, I confess to binge watching several different mystery series on Amazon and Netflix. Endeavour just returned to PBS here so I have a new subscription to Masterpiece on Amazon. I need to catch up with Longmire again on Netflix. I just googled it and saw a spoiler. I hate spoilers. I do not want to get a hint or be told what is going to happen before I watch something. What is the point of that? Drat!! OK back to mysteries. What I love about mysteries is trying to solve them and preferably before the end of the story. Who done it? And to solve them you need to figure out the motive. Which of the characters could have a motive for killing someone? There can be several twists and turns, with sub-plots and false leads, as you and the detectives try to solve the case. Sometimes the writer is able to keep the killer well hidden to the end.

Thinking of all the people who are in the path of the hurricane Irma and those still struggling with loss from Harvey and everyone who is living in the path of floods, wildfires, and earthquakes.


Pyracantha blossoms

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt word for today was “motive.” Featured image is from Wikipedia.


5 thoughts on “What’s The Motive

  1. joey

    So pretty! Great capture!

    I loved mysteries when I was a kid and I’ve recently taken them up again, but on Netflix, and I prefer the foreign ones. That’s apropos in commentary, or maybe a lil SoCS 🙂

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I have been watching foreign ones too, like Icelandic. I don’t have a problem with subtitles and quickly become unaware that the people are speaking a completely foreign language. I notice when then use some American slang though. Thank you, Joey. ❤

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