What is mystery?

  • (noun): Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained.
    Example: "How it got out is a mystery"
    Synonyms: enigma, secret, closed book
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on mystery:

Mystery Hunters - DVD Releases
... In September 2007, the first-ever Mystery Hunters DVD was released in Canada, a three-episode collection timed for Halloween called Mystery Hunters Beastly ... was released early December 2007, titled Mystery Hunters Alien Encounters, featuring three episodes from the series about the said topic ...
Mystery Train (film)
... Mystery Train is a 1989 independent anthology film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch and set in Memphis, Tennessee ... Mystery Train's US$2.8 million budget (financed by Japanese conglomerate JVC) was considerable compared to what the director had enjoyed before, and allowed him ... Mystery Train was released theatrically by Orion Classics under a restricted rating in the United States, where it grossed over $1.5 million ...
Mystery - Other
... The mysterious phenomena studied by Charles Fort Mystery (pickup artist) (born 1971), stage name of entertainer Erik Von Markovik Mystery (log canoe), a ...
The Mystery Of The Fire Dragon
... The Mystery of the Fire Dragon is the thirty-eighth volume in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series ...
Keigo Higashino - Biography
... the Edogawa Rampo Award, which is awarded annually to the unpublished finest mystery work, in 1985 for the novel Hōkago (After School) at age 27 ... In 1999, he won the Mystery Writers of Japan Award for the novel Naoko, which was translated into English by Kerim Yasar and published by Vertical Inc ... The novel also won the 6th Honkaku Mystery Grand Prize and was ranked as the number-one novel by Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! 2006 and 2006 Honkaku Mystery Best 10, annual mystery fiction guide ...

More definitions of "mystery":

  • (noun): A story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie.
    Synonyms: mystery story, whodunit

Famous quotes containing the word mystery:

    There is no mystery in a looking glass until someone looks into it. Then, though it remains the same glass, it presents a different face to each man who holds it in front of him. The same is true of a work of art. It has no proper existence as art until someone is reflected in it—and no two will ever be reflected in the same way. However much we all see in common in such a work, at the center we behold a fragment of our own soul, and the greater the art the greater the fragment.
    Harold C. Goddard (1878–1950)

    There is no kind of herb, but somebody or other says that it is good. I am very glad to hear it. It reminds me of the first chapter of Genesis. But how should they know that it is good? That is the mystery to me. I am always agreeably disappointed; it is incredible that they should have found it out.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Give me a mystery—just a plain and simple one—a mystery which is diffidence and silence, a slim little, barefoot mystery: give me a mystery—just one!
    Yevgeny Yevtushenko (b. 1933)