detective story


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detective story

A story hinging on the solving of a crime, how it was committed, and the identification of a murderer, thief, or other criminal.
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Noun1.detective story - a narrative about someone who investigates crimes and obtains evidence leading to their resolutiondetective story - a narrative about someone who investigates crimes and obtains evidence leading to their resolution
mystery story, whodunit, mystery - a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie
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detective story

nromanzo poliziesco, (romanzo) giallo
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To pursue his secret has something of the fascination of a detective story.
Like a good detective story myself," remarked Miss Howard.
The roots of the detective story, he said, run to Poe's fascination with scientific thinking.
Edgar Award finalist Keigo Higashino presents Malice: A Mystery, a detective story set in modern Japan, now available as an unabridged audiobook.
With an informative map and character list at the front, which help you decide who the murderer is, this is a classic detective story aimed at 11 to 14-year-olds and is set in a 30s boarding school.
The Dying Hours is narrated by the author, who adds spice and zip to his Tom Thorne detective story centered around modern London and a series of deaths deemed suicides by the police.
Japanese culture blends with a fascinating saga to make for a different blend of science fiction and detective story.
The children, aged between seven and 10, from schools around Newcastle, were asked to write a detective story titled Death on the Tyne.
1976: Dame Agatha Christie, the world's most successful detective story writer, died aged 85.
Each crime detective story is written in Falconer's classic style.
Edgar Allan Poe is often considered the father of the modern detective story.
A screen and stage actor, Wiseman's film credits include Detective Story (1951) and The Unforgiven (1960).