Masterpiece Theatre Online: The Hound of the Baskervilles


The Detective:
usually someone intellectually superior to the ordinary person who uses logic and keen observation to see what others do not

The Setting:
usually a "closed society" of some kind -- a train, an isolated house -- so that the criminal must be one of the people already in the setting, not an outsider; the atmosphere is tense or frightening

The Crime:

The Victim(s):

The Suspects:
a limited group, each with motive, means, and opportunity

Suspect: Means: Motive: Opportunity:





The Clues:
some, perhaps, will turn out to be false to mislead the audience or detective

The Capture:
how the criminal is caught

The Solution:
an explanation that brings all of the clues together