Why We Read Mysteries

Mystery novels provide a mental escape. They allow us to temporarily suspend our disbelief and enter a different world. They are a form of entertainment that takes us away from our everyday lives.

Mystery novels also provide us with a sense of satisfaction. We enjoy trying to figure out the mystery before the detective does. We like to see how the detective solves the case and we like to see the bad guy get caught.

Mystery novels are also a form of escapism. They allow us to forget our troubles and escape into a world where everything is solved in the end.

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