The objective of this research is to find out the effectiveness of MURDER technique for improving the students' reading comprehension skills of the first grade of MA Al-Muhibbah Soulowe. This research used quasi experimental research design. In selecting the sample, the researcher employed purposive sampling technique. The research samples were class XD as the experimental group and class XA as the control group. The treatment was given to the experimental group only, while the control group was taught using conventional method. The data were collected throught pre-test and post-test. The pre-test was used to measure the prior knowledge of the students while the post-test was used to measure the students improvement in comprehending the reading text after receiving the treatment. The result of the test shows that there is an improvement on the students' mean score after the treatment. The students' pre-test mean score is 46 and post-test mean score is 74.25 on experimental group, while the students pre-test mean score is 49.5 and post-test mean score is 63.1 on control group. By using 0.05 level of significance and 42 degree of freedom (df), the researcher found the tcountedvalue (3.984) was greater than ttable (1.997). It means that the researcher hypothesis is accepted. In other words, the application of MURDER technique is effective to teaching reading comprehension skills to the first grade students of MA Al-Muhibbah Soulowe.