Mystery and crime fiction are working genres. That is, unlike other fictional people, characters in crime fiction usually have jobs. The mystery depends on it. Obviously, detectives have been primary characters in crime fiction for years; hence, the label, detective fiction. These days, mystery solvers in crime fiction can be forensic scientists, crime scene specialists, housekeepers, or former criminals. Their occupations provide their relationship to crime.
For this reason, unlike the robotic science fiction character, the mystery character and premise need to emerge simultaneously. The mystery character must have a proximity to the crime that makes sense.
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