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or who·dun·nit  (ho͞o-dŭn′ĭt)
n. Informal
A story dealing with a crime and its solution; a detective story.

[Alteration of who done it?]


(huːˈdʌnɪt) or


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) informal a novel, play, etc, concerned with a crime, usually murder
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Susan, 43, from Glasgow, takes three amateur sleuths to the fictional town of Mortcliff to solve a deadly crime and she has to channel her inner Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot because she has no idea whodunnit.
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But the next morning he's found with his throat cut, extremely dead, and each of the people there knows it was 'One Of Us' whodunnit.
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Monkswell Manor is a fusty old house with wood panelling and back stairs and all those trappings that make for a good old whodunnit.
After teasing us with what felt like a real murder mystery, the last episode seemed to take forever before we finally learned whodunnit - and it turned out we'd already guessed whodunnit after all.