from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A story dealing with a crime and its solution; a detective story.
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- n. A novel or drama concerning a crime (usually a murder) in which a detective follows clues to determine the perpetrator.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie
This ad, though introducing the characters in "whodunit" style, hinted at the political message obliquely through the suggestion of a "special" reason to kill in the tagline by Ryan's photo.
This historical whodunit is too good to miss, and recommended for fans of The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl and A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch.
The whodunit is fun, but as with the entire Honorable Daisy Dalrymple saga it is the sense of time and place that brings enthralled readers to a bygone era.
Part of the fun of this solid whodunit is the vivid description of a the Renaissance Village; anyone who has not been to one will want to go as the Lavene duo makes it so enticing; in fact they make their South Carolina based Faire sound similar to the delightful Georgia Renaissance Festival.
The whodunit is well written with red herrings and plausible twists starting with brainstorming to identify who the victim is.
To me it’s not a true mystery because it’s pretty clear whodunit from the beginning.
In the film the genuine surprise of whodunit is still there, but I didn’t feel like I had a fair chance to deduce who it was since not all the information was provided.
The whodunit is cleverly developed so that four suspects linked to the basket weaver (Mary’s lover being the other) surface with motives while clues seemingly to only point to Jessie’s teacher.
The key to this fine whodunit is that Jill and Max though still attracted to each other don’t jump into each other’s arms.
A whodunit is a mystery novel, play, or motion picture that challenges the reader or viewer to figure out who committed a crime, usually a murder.
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