E! It's the only choice that supports the conclusion "the authorâ€™s strategy of including the dull companion gives readers a chance to solve the mystery while also diverting them from the correct solution" in the passage.
This is not a "support the conclusion" question, rather it is a "must be true" question.
I think the answer is C
"The authorâ€™s strategy of including the dull companion gives readers a chance to solve the mystery while also diverting them from the correct solution
Choice C states the opposite:
C) Some mystery stories give readers enough clues to infer the correct solution to the mystery
Therefore, C can't be right.
C is the correct answer...
This is a must be true question:
why choice C is correct:
"Clues are presented in the story, and the companion wrongly infers an inaccurate solution to the mystery using the same clues that the detective uses to deduce the correct solution
The detective's companion wrongly infers the correct solution even though the clues leading to the correct solution have been presented.
Why E is wrong:
Nothing in the stimulus leads to the conclusion that the detective's companion UNCOVERS the clues..
The stimulus states "the clues are presented in the story"