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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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Translations

detective story

nromanzo poliziesco, (romanzo) giallo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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