As the saying goes, truth is often stranger than fiction. The best example I’ve seen is this little quiz from Mental Floss which gives you the opportunity to guess whether a crime story is true or taken from the plot of a Scooby Doo and the Mystery Machine episode. Super easy, right? Well, let’s take one example:
After being named one of five heirs in a millionaire’s will, a man attempted to eliminate the other heirs to take the fortune himself. He was foiled, but it didn’t matter because the fortune ended up being in worthless confederate money.
True or ’Doo?
Take the whole quiz at Mental Floss, then let us know how you did!
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Deborah Lacy is an avid mystery reader who lives in California.