Editing Assignment Many people enjoy reading murder mysteries regularly. Usually they are not murderers; they do not like seeing actual murders, and do not try to solve a murder themselves, but rather want to escape from their monotonous lives. To them the murder mystery is realistic fantasy because the characters are believable, and solve murder by using logic and reason instead of trial and error methods. Evidently, these people admire human logic. But murder mysteries are also fantasies. The readers play a game in which they suspend emotions like pity and sympathy. If they have no pity for the victims killed, or stop feeling horror, they will never enjoy reading whodunits.
The devoted reader pursues the goal to arrive through logic and observation at the final solution to the mystery. It is a game with life and death that helps to hide from the horrors and death in the real world..